Miracles Do Happen

At 8 1/2 months old, Meghan has finally decided to take a bottle.  After months of patiently trying and trying, we’ve finally convinced her that the bottle is not the enemy.

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This has opened up an entire new world of wonderful for me.  She doesn’t do the best job at the bottle.  It is a Playtex drop-in, which means that the disposable bag collapses as she sucks the milk out.  She basically holds the bottle upright and sucks the milk out as if the nipple is a straw.  It doesn’t look like she’s getting any milk, and then suddenly the bottle is empty.  Regardless of her method, my happiness is the same.  I can now leave and Zach can give her the bedtime feeding.

This is good because I had been leaving once a week in the evening anyways, and just hoping I could get her down an hour early for bedtime.  Until Daylight Savings Time, this worked like a charm, but after we set our clocks back there was no hope of putting her down early.

I cannot even begin to describe my state of euphoria.  She still nurses 5 times a day but now I have the option to leave for a long amount of time and either leave her with a sitter or bring a bottle.  She has always hated the nursing cover and now that she’s old enough to fight it off, I have quit using it and actually given it away.

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Miracles do happen.  We were able to make a trip to the Science Center with some friends this week.  Long trips downtown have previously been out of the question.  Meghan took a bottle part-way through, which enabled her to last an hour longer than usual, and she was able to meet Threepio.

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She also sat on the space potty.

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I’m totally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Before you know it she’ll be lunching with the big boys.

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Freedom in 3…2…1…

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