Last night my friend Kristi gifted us with this bib:
How perfect, right? Charlie is certainly the star of the show 'round here.
So I made it through my first time away from him last night. I did have a minor meltdown on the way because I was worried about getting back in time vs. pumping (which I really didn't want to do at their house). Ultimately, I did miss one feeding/pump session, but fed him as soon as I got home, which I hope will be OK. I'm guessing one missed feeding won't affect my supply too much (especially since it was only 5 hours between nursing sessions, with one bottle in between). Being away from him did make me realize how connected we are though. It's a huge honor to be the person solely responsible for his nutrition, but it makes me really nervous to be away from him. On a related note, I have met my first breastfeeding goal. While I ultimately hope to go for a year (per the American Academy of Pediatrics), my first goal was to make it through six weeks, which many say is the most difficult. Yay Charlie, we did it! The first couple weeks were very challenging, but I feel like we're in a good place now. I'll let you know when we hit the next milestone...
Breakfast - natural peanut butter on whole grain toast; yogurt; cranberry juice
Snack - natural potato chips
Lunch - spinach and artichioke lasagna; organic apple
Dinner - nachos; garden salad (romaine, grape tomatoes, cucumber with light honey mustard dressing)
Dessert - half a chocolate cupcake