yay! Shell Ell, that is all great. Especially the part about his newborn stuff getting snug! Isn't it amazing how they grow? I bet you are especially happy about that.
We are doing better, too, still struggling with how much she wants to suck. I don't mind except for two things -- one, when she really nurses for a long time, she inevetably pukes it all up within 20 minutes. This seems to not stress her out at all. She gets all calm and bright eyed. But like yesterday, I had her on my lap, I was wearing the sling underneath her (we were just finished with a change) and had fresh clothes on her. I was sitting on our bed, nowhere near the sink or anything. No warning, she just ejects her stomach contents! So then I had to peel off her clothes, give her a bath (she had chunks in her hair!), redress her, calm her down with a little nursing, wash the sling (which can only hang dry) and change my clothes. Right now I have only one sling, so that evening we didn't have it to help her fall asleep. Sigh. Then she did it again last night after I finally laid her down in her little cosleeper next to DH. Another change, pull the cosleeper off the bed, calm her down again... (she hates having her clothes changed).
The other thing is how fussy she gets --
so angry! -- when she just wants to comfort suck and my boob keeps giving her all this MILK! I tell her she's doing good and to let the extra just pour out her mouth -- I have to line my lap and the boppy with CD's so I don't have to change or be wet after every feeding. Poor sweetie.
But the best thing is that I am relaxing about it all.
I'd like to learn to nurse while she's in the sling.....