Thing 2

Next is Lucky Charms!

Guess what we did tonight? MrZ fed NikkiZ her first little bit of cereal. MrZ told me he read the box and it said 1 Tbsp of cereal for 4 or 5 ounces of boob milk and I about cried right there. “I can’t pump that much tonight, she won’t get to have any until tomorrow.” I was so sad thinking that my daughter was never going to get to try cereal since I am such a deficient pumper.

Then I found out my husband can’t read. 1 tbsp of cereal for 4-5 tbsps of boob milk. This was MUCH more feasible so we went to TOWN. She did okay, I guess. It’s pretty much just grainy milk we were feeding her, so its hard to tell how much she got (if any) since so much of it just poured out of her mouth the second it went in. Either way – she loved the spoon, and really, that’s all that matters.

We decided to go ahead and introduce her to cereal since she has gone from waking up ONCE a night back to THREE times a night and this is KILLING ME. I have no idea if the cereal will make a difference in her sleep patterns, but it will at least make me feel like I’m doing SOMETHING proactive about my exhaustion. Besides drugging her. Which I’m not against.

11 thoughts on “Next is Lucky Charms!”

  1. That reminds me of an episode of nip/tuck where the babysitter dips the pacifier in nyquil and calls it a binki-tini. We of course know you would never do that, but it just reminded me of that.

  2. I would like to state for the record that I am against drugging children.

    (Off the record, though, it’s better than selling them to the gypsies)

  3. My mother taught me the brandy method (of course this is for TEETHING). A shot of brandy. Dip you finger in said brandy. Rub finger on baby’s gums. Then mommy does the shot of brandy. Have I mentioned that, per capita, where I live the most brandy is consumed per year. This should explain a lot about me.

  4. You’re so good to actually use the Liquid Gold, AKA breastmilk, to make the cereal. I totally make mine with water!

  5. Try Formula – It usually sustains them longer than breastmilk. My friend nursed for 2 1/2 years sucessfully. Good Luck.

  6. Oh my God, I’m totally going to assvice, but I’m drunk so it doesn’t count. That is the rule. That I just made up right now.

    Pumping for cereal? Not worth it. Try formula. Since it’s new and different and sweet on its own she probably won’t notice…and maybe you’ll get the added benefit of her developing a taste for the stuff so she’ll take a bottle occasionally if you want.

    Noah would eat cereal mixed with mustard at this point, he loves it that much.

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