I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend and a good start to the week. Our weekend was uneventful and relaxing.
As I settle into this pregnancy, I have been doing some reflecting on how to make life work once there are two little ones in the house, both of whom are going to need lots of my time and energy.
Thinking back to the first three months of Lula’s life, we were pretty much inseparable until she went to bed at night. Since I was exclusively breastfeeding (she refused to take a bottle), everything revolved around eating and sleeping.Let’s just say that the Breast Friend and I were very close, and that I made it through the entire 4 hours of the Today Show almost every day.
I did a fair amount of baby wearing with Lula, exclusively for errand running and exercising. (I used the Baby Bjorn and loved it.)
The Baby Bjorn does not lend itself well to nursing, as baby sits upright. This was fine when I was only responsible for Lula, and could plan around using it.
When Baby 2 makes his/her grand arrival, one thing I know for sure is that I will not be camped out on the couch for hours at a time, nursing the little guy/gal. Lula would never stand for that and frankly, I don’t want to relive that again. Too much time sitting down isn’t good for anyone, especially a new mama who is going to crave some activity!
One of my frustrations with nursing Lula so frequently, and in the fashion I did, was that I felt helpless to do anything else- even answer the front door! Not only do I want to be able to wear Baby 2 around and nurse whenever he/she wants me to, having a toddler will necessitate it, as I will be tending to Lula’s needs, making meals, doing laundry, shopping, etc.
I am fairly modest so I don’t plan on baring all to the world, but I also don’t want to be covered head to toe in a burlap sack when I am nursing in public. I have a Moby wrap and I am hoping that will work well for baby wearing and nursing.
However, I would love to know what other mamas used with their littles, especially in those first 4-5 months when eating is such a huge part of a baby’s existence.
Any feedback and or suggestions are appreciated!
Have a great day!