What's going well: breastfeeding
I was incredibly worried that it wouldn't work out. I stressed over breastfeeding more than I did L&D in my late months of pregnancy. Thankfully, we haven't had any real issues (other than a bout of mastitis... ugh). I pump at work twice a day, and nurse on demand at home. 5 1/2 months in, all is well.
What's not going so well: sleeping
Yes, that pesky "STTN" thing. It happened for five days in a row. Then, Henry got sick. He's been well for almost two weeks now, but he has not gone back to sleeping through. He's waking twice a night to nurse. I'm hoping it drops back down to once a night soon. Once is soooo much better than twice.
What I'm most annoyed by: "Is he eating solids yet? NO??"
People are so surprised when I say he's not yet eating solids. I have always planned to start him on solids at around 6 months, or when he shows me that he's definitely ready. So far, not really getting the cues to make me think he's ready.
Also, we have decided to try Baby Led Weaning (BLW). You should see people's faces when I tell them this.
"So you are going to start off by feeding your baby CHUNKS of food?"
"We fed our kids cereal starting at X months old!" (insert any number you wish, I've heard them all).
"Won't they choke??!"
Random, but I started a Twitter account. Ok, I actually started the account months and months ago, just never used it. But I think I might start using it now. You can find me here: https://twitter.com/BoundBySymmetry