It’s been a tough week. Pallino has been feeding every 2-2.5 hours at night and that leaves me knackered throughout the day, even I have a nap… and during the day I’m so tired I’m afraid of going out because I know that he doesn’t like to stay in his pram and I end up having to put him in the baby carrier, which after a while hurts my back. I have gone out anyway, today for example he fell asleep and I was able to have a nice coffee and walk back home without a problem, but I can’t relax.
Also we are trying to get him to take my breastmilk with a bottle but it’s not working yet, he screams and refuses to get near the bottle! I just would like to have a few hours of freedom occasionally, leaving him with L, for an hair cut or a swim, or a nap…
I’m sure it’s just a moment, maybe a growth spurt, and he will take the bottle eventually, but we’re about to go on holiday and I thought it would be great to have a little time with L, leaving Pallino with his granparents from time to time, but it doesn’t seem to be happening any time soon.
My friends lent me two bottles with different teats, maybe he likes one of those more… I think L will try again on Saturday morning.
I’m tired, I’m starting to get bored at home, I’d like to sleep/go to the gym/travel/spend a day sightseeing in London/work! That’s until I look Pallino in his eyes and he smiles at me and giggles and I know I have to treasure this time we have, it will end soon enough anyway.
PS. Update on the bath issue: keeping skin contact when he leaves the bath seems to make the trick, he’s been happier lately – thanks Squa for the suggestion!