So, I have never really been able to get Wyatt to drink from a bottle. I've tried lots of different bottles too. Or, rather, lots of different nipples. He doesn't get the concept of a bottle, which is strange because he LOVES a sippy cup. Today I gave him a few ounces of grape juice in the Avent Magic Cup with zero problems.
Another little discovery this week, Wyatt doesn't want to be nursed to sleep hardly anymore. I mean, I think he doesn't? He gets unbelievably fussy when I try to comfort nurse. I think my let down is too fast for him during that time because he's not trying to eat, just suck. A pacifier helps 50 percent of the time, but I have found that I just have to lay him down with his glow worm and let him cry for a bit. I usually go in and pick him up a few times, but eventually he falls asleep. I think Wyatt is growing up on his own, which I never thought would happen. I thought I had spoiled him forever and that he was going to need to be rocked and nursed to sleep till he's 16. We haven't mastered him sleeping on his own all night though. Last night was probably one of the worst nights ever. THERE WAS NOTHING I COULD DO TO CALM HIM AT 3:30 IN THE MORNING. I had to constantly pick him up and rock him, just for him to scream in my face even more. Eventually he kinda just passed out in my arms in bed... and I was so angry. CAN YOU SAY BABY SHAKEN SYNDROME? (TOTALLY KIDDING!) I know he didn't know what he was doing, but I was so tired I thought I was going to lose it. At one point I had to lay him in his crib and just put the pillows over my head and just let him cry. I'm just being honest, sorry...
So, I need help. How often should I be feeding Wyatt solids? I noticed I'm not nursing all that much. Maybe like 3 times a day, and then randomly at night. Should I be nursing more? I've been giving Wyatt as much food as he wants. I generally open a jar and just sorta feed him until he seems to not want anymore. What's the best way to approach this?
Isn't this beautiful? When I lived in Alaska I once drove up a mountain and took some pictures of everything up there... isn't it amazing!? Sometimes I miss Alaska.