Anyway, so far so good. I haven't given in to his interogations. He might have me totally figured out because my face doesn't really lie and he did technically guess something I already bought him....but I deflected it, hopefully well, because technically we were talking about something else I was thinking about getting him and not what I had already bought him.....does that make sense? no. Whatever my brain is tired.
Let's see what's up in my world? Well we might be nearing the end of the massive frozen milk supply. That's right we are down to just two grocery bags full of frozen milk and my prediction is that it might not last until Jack turns a year. When I picked him up last Friday, I handed Pippa that week's pump results and she said 'oh awesome...but can you get me some more?'. Turns out Jack is over his bottle aversion completely and has taken to drinking about 16 ounces during the day....which is totally awesome, except I only pump about 8 a day, 10 if I am lucky. And yesterday.....oh fuck me, I didn't even get 4 ounces.
I am not quite ready to give up completely. I sent a bag of our frozen stash to Pippa today and I am giving one big push to up my production. Oak recommended Motherlove's More Milk Plus. Which I was able to get at my local natural grocery store. I bought the big bottle...go big or go home right? $30 later I am ready to really push this milk envelop and see if we can make it to March. Pippa is going to start giving him more solids and I am giving him more food at night as well to try to help.
More Milk Plus tastes like Jager.....or that is what I have been told. I don't like drinking things that smell bad, so I have never actually tasted Jager for myself. Until I started taking MMP that is. Anyway, every time I squeeze a dropper-full in my mouth I think 'just pretend you are at a frat party'....yeah that doesn't really help. I hate frat guys. They are stupid and their houses smell.
The company I worked for in NY got a job documenting and remodeling 8 fraternity houses. The buildings were gorgeous, all 100 years old or older and most of them were big stone mansions that used to belong to rich folks (holla for historical research! that was fun). Anyway, I was pissed off the entire time because the frat boys had basically ruined these houses. They smelled like vomit and pee and those were the cleaner ones. Could you imagine being one of the people in charge of cleaning a frat house? Kill me now. I would beat the shit out of those guys. Anyway.....I am sidetracked. Where are we?
Ah yes milk. Well I have decided it is okay if this doesn't work. If my production stays low and I am only able to give him little bits for the next couple of months, it will be okay. Maybe this is the way it is supposed to go for us. Honestly I was kind of worried about making the actual decision to wean, so I guess it is cool if this is the way things go. But we'll see. I will report back.
Hmmm what else is there to tell you? Oh! So for the Christmas presents for our parents and other people I didn't know what to get, I made some collaged photo prints....well technically the store is making them, but I picked out the pictures and selected where they are going. I am so excited about it. A few weeks ago I took Jack outside, sat him in the leaves in front of our house and took some pictures.
I contemplated taking him to a photo studio, but then I remembered I just bought a $600 camera and should probably try my hand at taking them myself. So I did. And it went okay. The biggest issue was that Jack was so mesmerized by the leaves he didn't want to look at me for pictures.....and there is pretty much drool on his chin in every one. But whatever. So for your viewing enjoyment here are some of my favorites:
I know I still have a lot to learn (I asked for a photo class for Christmas...so that will help), but I thought they turned out pretty well. OMG I have to show you these too. Because they make me smile.
Those are from our trip to Grand Junction. Jack was super stuffed up and sick that weekend. We were up every couple of hours. At 5 am we went and got in the shower to steam him out (apparently I need to travel with the Holy Trinity of Clogged Nose Resolution) then he was able to fall back asleep. And he was so precious, I had to take some pictures. Oh elbow dimples just kill me. I love elbow dimples.
Alright I should boogie. Hope everyone's holiday season is going well. Hapmerry Chrishanukwansolsticivous! That should cover it.