Xander in his buggy, yesterday
My Mam, Step-Dad, Step-Sister and Step-Niece were up visiting for the weekend, so our newly developing schedule was partially interrupted by lots of visiting and a trip into town with family (Leni came into town too). Xander was fed just before we left, giving us a good couple of hours before he was due to wake up and feed again, and he seemed to like being in the car as he fell right asleep.
We had a little bother, initially, getting the buggy all set up as Dale had done it previously and he was staying home on this occasion to get a little rest from our sleepless night the on Friday. Once we’d got everything worked out, however, we were off!
I ended up getting a matching keepsake box and album from Mothercare. The box isn’t huge but it’s a nice enough size and all but one of the cards we got fit into it nicely. It also has little boxes inside for baby’s hospital ID bracelet, first curl and first tooth. Also got a couple of lovely photo frames from Boots. I also got hold of some more breast pads (I get through them pretty fast with my milk flow!) and some Lansinoh cream for my nipples (which get a little dry and sore as Xander seems to feed an awful lot at the moment!).
Xander’s bath last night went very well – his first one without screaming the place down (although he cried a little at the end) and he actually had a little bit of a splash about in there and seemed to be getting the hang of enjoying it a little. This morning he briefly found his thumb and sucked at it heartily for about a minute before realising he wasn’t getting any milk from it and complaining loudly till he got the booby back a few seconds later!
I think Xander might be hitting a growth spurt as he’s spent all morning feeding until about 11.45am when he suddenly went to sleep. I’m hoping he’ll be down for a little while as I’ve had a headache all last night that has lasted into today. It looked like it might be turning into a migraine earlier on but it eased off a little bit and is more bearable now. All I’m taking is paracetamol, which isn’t a great deal of help, but I prefer to take as little as possible while I’m breast feeding (I prefer not to take pills if I can help it at the best of times anyway, but now I have even more of a reason to try and avoid them!). I had on one of those headache cool strips last night but it didn’t make any difference at all this time. Ah well, life goes on, eh? And when you’ve got a little’un to look after it kind of takes your mind off other things a little bit till he settles again and you feel the pain again – LOL!
Playing with Daddy this morning