Monday, May 4, 2015

Five Months Old...10 days late

I just realized I never posted Mcartney's 5 month photo, due to being in the hospital. 

McCartney is now 5 months old and 10 days. She loves rolling around all over the place. She also raises her head so high when she is on her tummy. I can see her crawling in no time!

She continues to be the sweetest baby in the world. She is happy, happy, happy. 

She takes 2 long naps and then goes to bed at 6pm and sleeps until 5:30ish am. 

I had to stop breastfeeding her WAY earlier than planned. I talked a little about it on my Instagram account. It was absolutely devastating for me. This injury has robbed me of yet another important thing. I tried my best to "pump and dump" and keep my milk supply up the first time I was in the hospital. When I weaned myself off the meds, I tried to feed her and she was so used to the bottle by then that she wanted NOTHING to do with it. I tried every trick in the book and even contacted a lactation specialist. I finally came to the conclusion that I had to be at peace with the 5 months of breastmilk I was able to give my sweet girl. It ended up being a good thing that I wasn't able to get her to latch back on because low and behold, I ended up back in the hospital the next week and that would have been traumatic and confusing for her to take that away from her again. She is thriving off formula and she is happy. That is all that matters to me. I do have some moments where I miss that bonding time with her, but I am becoming more and more accepting of it every day. 

McCartney loves to babble and observe. She easily entertains herself. She grabs at any object, and loves playing with her feet. She also loves to blow raspberries. At the end of this month, we will be able to try baby food and I cannot wait to see what she thinks of it!

We love you baby girl! You are our sunshine baby. The light at the end of a dark tunnel.

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