I've got a ton of pics up on MySpace
and on Webshots
. We'll be adding more as we go since we're photo junkies
I've gotten Ziva basically off the bottle which is a huge relief but we're still using the nipple shield. I think I'll keep using it until my milk comes in and then work on weaning her off of that. And of course, she's got a darn pacifier... I hadn't decided if I wanted to use them or not, but I knew I didn't want to introduce one before we were established with breastfeeding. Rats. I don't know if I'll try to wean her off of that or not, but for the time being we're using it.
We had bought a sidecar type crib a month or two ago since DH was scared to have the baby in bed with us, but since we've been home she's been in between us which is nice. DH actually suggested it and now we're really enjoying it. It makes it so much easier to take care of her, especially since I'm hurting a lot and not really interested in bringing her back and forth from the bed to the crib.
Our first night home Ziva was up every 10-15 minutes. We would try nursing without the shield, with the shield and eventually give up and give her the bottle which was sad. Last night though she slept for a couple hours at a time and was able to get latched on with the shield and nursed both sides to empty which was such a relief. I think we'll be able to get the hang of this yet! I will take the advice abut the LLL though and try to get plugged in. I have a visiting nurse coming by today and I'll see if she has any she has any suggestions as well.
Now we just have to get ME to get to sleep... I wake up with every sound and move she makes. I'm thankful for it since I'm sure she'll be safe, but boy am I tired...