Thursday, June 17, 2010

Well, what dya know?

One thing we didn't try until last night...

The lactation consultant (whose name is also Therese) mentioned that by this age, Therese (our Therese) is receiving enough calories during the day and is possibly just waking up expecting to eat, but not needing to. Did we not see this at three in the morning when she didn't actually FUSS when my she wasn't getting her normal nighttime snack? Who understands anything at 3 in the morning. So apparently my body doesn't need my brain and has decided to cut her off from this feeding without my permission. The audacity.

Last night when she woke up at 3 and I again tried to nurse and it didn't work, I gave her to David so I could stumble into the kitchen and muster up the strength (mentally, physically, and emotionally) to fix her a bottle, thinking that this was going to become the nightly norm for a while. When I returned to the room, she was sleeping next to her daddy. SERIOUSLY! And just how long did she sleep? Until 6... that's right. No food, just mommy and Daddy! Is that not precious and awesome? She even fell right back to sleep after that until 7:30. I feel like a new woman! Praise God!

Isn't that a face that says, "I don't need it, I just want it... hehehe"


Erin said...

I'm so excited for you! I had the same thing happen for me with Gabriel. I found that just a pacifier and/or a quick cuddle during the night put him right back to sleep. I really WAS a new woman when Gabriel started sleeping all night! Good girl, little Therese! :)

Claire said...

When I had trouble with Evie not latching on, I was really depressed that I wasn't "doing my job right." Good advice I received: my job was to make sure my baby was healthy, and sometimes that meant formula-feeding so she could get enough to eat. Of course! And you know, it could just be that life was getting too easy for you... God seems to throw you a wrench if He thinks you're getting too comfortable with yourself :) Those kiddos of yours are ridiculously cute. Can't wait to see you guys!

Sarah Green said...

love this picture...the dress brings tears to my eyes (you know why).
the body is awesome and knows what to do! and you too are awesome and baby T is awesome and John Paul and of course David Dawson and your new swing set and the new swagger wagon and the fact that i have time to write this ridiculously long comment because the girls are playing quietly!!! Good Saturday :-)