Wednesday, May 03, 2006

New Mexico

La!

I have been on vacation to the land of the zia... I am still here and it looks like my cold may have taken a turn for the green, but I haven't forgotten you my dear and sweet Internets... I am just too busy visiting the Rio Grande Zoo, eating copious amounts of green chili and pulling cactus spines out of my butt.

and weaning the Pearly girl. Sigh. I haven't mentioned it because it breaks my heart, she started out a champion nurser and I just knew we would reach my goal of nursing for the whole first year of her life. She is a biter. It started at two month of age and it's getting worse. If she actually had any teeth she would already have lopped off my nipples. Did I mention that it hurts?

Handily, the sudaphed I am taking in an attempt to not drown on my own snot is drying up my milk-supply and I think the baby, she don't care for the flavor of the "chili verde."

Two weeks ago we finally sweet-talked her into drinking from a bottle, and now if we can just find a way to keep her from ripping off the tops of the silicone nipples from the bottles with her gums we'll be in business. Huh, maybe she'll just be an early sippy-cupper.

We are all having a wonderful time and "wish you were here" etc....

10 comments:

Nikkie said...

I'm glad your having a good time! I understand about the weaning. I didn't get to reach my goal of one year with my little guy, but the world was just to interesting to him, mystery breezes and all. I could have fought it, but it was too annoying to re-latch him every five seconds. Its so sad! He was also a biter too, so it worked out in the end

Fantastagirl said...

Sounds like she might be ready for a sippy cup - sorry to hear that she is a biter - ouch!

Have fun on vacation!

beth said...

I'm trying to get my one year old on the sippy cup right now in preparation for weaning. He treats both bottles and cups like they are toys instead of drinking from them. I feel like the clock is ticking as he is sort of losing interest in nursing because he would rather play. I'm afraid he's going to shrivel up if I can't get him to ingest fluids. If you have any luck be sure to write about it.

Heather from One Woman's World said...

Have a lovely time out there!

Nancy said...

Good luck with the weaning. Sounds like you're doing it at a good time -- sometimes a change of scene and routine can make these transitions go more smoothly.

Have a nice trip!

itybtyfrog said...

I just weaned my sweet little baby. So sad! She is getting too big. I hope you have a good trip.

jd said...

Biters ahhh that is too much for me I have two biters!! They are both bottlers now.

Mama D said...

OUCH! But let's see her bite the spout off a sippy cup! Neener neener! Glad you are having fun, sorry 'bout the cold and the snot and the green and the etc...

Rachelle said...

Have fun on vacay! Weaning is sad!

Dread Pirate Rackham said...

Don't you MISS the chile?

Hrmm?

I don't miss breastfeeding, I tell you! Biting sucks. I'm with Mama D - bite my sippy, kid!