Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Bottle Baby ~ HA!!!
You remember Valentine, our newborn. Well we've been attempting to bottle feed the little one since she was born. We figured that since she hadn't nursed it would make the process a bit easier. HA!!! She throws a complete tantrum (throws herself down and everything) when you try to get that nipple in her mouth.
Now, I personally wouldn't want a hard piece of rubber being put into my mouth but they are yet to make the nice soft silicone version for calves. :( Each day she seems to be taking more, though I feel like the bottle is self filling - every time I get done (and I hear her swallowing the milk) it seems like nothing has been drank. :( She has gotten used to the noises of the kids and calls for us when she is bored or lonely. She slept through the night last night, as opposed to the constant trying to get up and walk around - she may have been trying to leave, anyway she woke up and called for us. Figuring she was hungry I got her a warm bottle ready, well she was not willing to take this one much better than the last. We are holding out for the week and will evaluate our options then. Pray she gets better with this, she has figured out how to suck on it, and she like the milk better than the colostrum (think formula, yuck!) but she is like a kid with ADHD, far too distracted to stay to eat much at anyone time. So we are feeding her often to keep her hydrated.