Friday, November 30, 2007

A Post All About Food

Being a Mom can make you tired. For the past couple days Josh has been hungry, hungry, hungry. He must be going through a growth spurt. The only reason that I have the time to blog is that he is sleeping. He finally fell asleep and so did I. Molly (my dog) was so kind as to wake me up after she thought I had had enough sleep. Isn't she sweet? Josh really has been growing quite a bit. His hands even look bigger to me! It's fun watching him grow, but I don't want him to grow too fast!

On another note, it is getting close to Christmas and this is when my boss wants all the help she can get for the season. I've told her that I would help out, but my dilemma is little Josh. It's not that I don't trust my "babysitter", cause she did a fine job of taking care of me when I was a baby. But I've been purely breastfeeding and I'm not sure how to go about making the transititon back into work. I would like to keep nursing, but I don't have a pump. Any suggestions? I know I may have to invest in one, but before I do that, does anyone have any better ideas?

*In the midst of writing this, I called a lady friend of mine who has used a pump in the past to ask her for suggestions. She has a pump, is no longer able to use it as she had breast cancer, and she offered it to me. Praise the Lord and pass the tax rebate! All I would need is the starter kit to go with it. (All the fresh fixings.) This makes me feel much relieved about going back to work. It's not even that I'm going back for as much as I used to, but the one day a week long-term, and the few days a week for the busy season. It's good to know that Josh can continue to get what is the best for him. Yeah!

11 comments:

Martha said...

I'm glad to hear that you found someone who will lend/maybe give you a pump. It will take a burden off your mind to know Josh is getting what is best for him. And your babysitter would probably be willing to do whatever you need her to while you and the baby get used to this new adventure.
(Check your email and you can add a hungry baby picture to your post.)

Heather said...

I'm glad that everything worked out. Praise God for a great babysitter to leave little Josh with. Plus, maybe then that babysitter will finally have some time to hold Josh as long as she wants to.

Rachel said...

I'm so sorry that I never found mine to give you, I looked absolutely everywhere. It's good that someone had one to give you. I worked 4 days a week and pumped for 9 months with Michael, so it can be done. You go girl!

Bethany said...

Thanks for the hungry picture Mom! And don't worry about the pump Aunt Rachel... See? It all worked out in the end :)

Heather said...

This post is SO much better with the actual hungry baby's face on there. Love it.

Martha said...

He's beautiful! I love the hungry face, but I know he didn't have to holler long and loud before he was fed.

Heather said...

Bethany, by the way, has anyone told you that you and your Mom have identical hands? I can never tell whose hands are whose in pictures. Pretty cool.

Shelly said...

Ooooh! I can't wait to take pictures of Josh! What a cutie!! Don't let him grow too much before Thursday!!!!

gmj said...

Glad it all worked out. :)

Bethany said...

Too late Shelly! He's already 12 lbs and 2.5 oz (as of today). He's getting so big!

Heather, those are my lovely hands... No one has ever said that before, but I thought that same thing, when I saw the picture.

James Austin said...

Pass the tax rebate?

I come from a weird family.