Monday, January 28, 2008

Breastfeeding Mr. Fatty McButter Pants

I haven't talked about breastfeeding in a while, because things have been going relatively good. I love everything about breastfeeding, except for the fact that I have to feed my little boy ALL THE DAMN TIME. The kid is a bottomless pit. He is never full. Have I mentioned that he weighs 17 pounds?

Izzy typically wants to nurse every 1 to 1 1/2 hours during the day. On a good night, I might get 3 hours of uninterrupted sleep, but that is rare. I am usually up feeding Izzy every hour or two all night long. It is exhausting. At first, I contributed his ferocious appetite to growth spurts. However, it has become apparently clear that he is not having one big continuous growth spurt. Instead, he is just a big baby. A very big baby, who likes to eat all the damn time.

I really struggled with breastfeeding Porgie, so I hate to admit this, but sometimes I resent breastfeeding. Especially in the middle of the night. Especially when Izzy eats every damn hour. Especially when he absolutely refuses to take a bottle from John. I guess the never ending demand for food is just a little overwhelming sometimes.

Yet at the same time, I love breastfeeding. I love that I don't have to get up and make Izzy a bottle 6 times per night. I love that he is instantly calmed when I pick him up. I love that I can feed him and still have one free hand to play with Porgie.

Obviously, I am a little crazy with postpartum hormones. I know I am still loopy because I had a horrible temper tantrum last week over a bowl of cereal. Yes, a bowl of cereal. But that is a story for another day...

Mr. Fatty McButter Pants

12 comments:

Suz said...

Fatty McButterpants...hehehehehe!

S said...

He's such a cutie! Hang in there.

Anth said...

Oh yes, but he is sooooo cute!

Mojavi said...

hey... I am only saying this because you mentioned the at night feedings, but have you ever thought about getting the co-sleeper? It is like a pack and play but it goes up to 35 pounds and the side folds down. If you nurse during the night you can just pull him close and push him back on it. you don't have to get in and out of bed! :)

Mojavi said...

it is called the arms reach original co-sleeper..

Mary said...

How peaceful looking he is!

Mojavi said...

omg... until you wrote that about the laying down nursing I had totally forgotten about that. I had a very hard time trying to nurse lying down! In fact I thought it was a myth lol... I couldn't nurse her lying down until she was 6 months old! I had to wait for her head to get big enough to reach my nipple LOL!!!

We also co-sleep... LOVE IT!

Missy Marshmallow said...

Wow, your kiddies are so are adorable. Keep up the great pics!

Rachel said...

OMG-I love the new look. I missed so much while I was away. Breast feeding is really hard and I am so happy I did it but it takes a lot from the momma. I am proud of your commitment.

Misguided Mommy said...

dammit i just wrote a great comment and lost it. fucking blogger, fucker. anyway fatty mcbutterpants is fricking hilarious. laughing so hard here! and 17 pounds still blows my damn mind!

Misguided Mommy said...

and also...17 pounds, your going to have some stunning arms soon

Carrie said...

He is so cute! I just want to cover him in kisses.