Weaning is moving along nicely now. She hasn’t nursed in the middle of night in over a week and we’re down to just one feed a day most days (two at most), so things are looking good. My breasts didn’t appreciate going 24 hrs between feeds at first but now they’ve adjusted. :)
I’m 16w5d pregnant with baby #5 today. Our anatomy scan is scheduled for September 8th, which happens to be Samuel’s sixth birthday! We’re going to some fun places in Tennessee to celebrate on the 7th, but the morning of his birthday we will be (hopefully) finding out his new sibling’s gender! With two boys and two girls, it’s definitely a bit of a competition, lol. I feel fairly confident that it’s a boy but I’m not placing any bets!!
On Saturday, I took the kids up to Buckhead (an area of Atlanta) to shop at Trader Joe’s and then to a park nearby that we’ve never been to before. Joshua had his skateboard and enjoyed riding the paths, while Maggie hung out with me and the little ones as we had lunch. Afterward, we spent some time on the playground.
Elizabeth absolutely loved the baby swing. She kept opening her mouth really wide and I ended up seeing that all four molars are cutting through! Totally surprised me. And it made me feel a little bit bad that I’m weaning her because I know she must be uncomfortable. But it’s also a blessing, I suppose, because had I known, I wouldn’t have started night weaning and she’s been great with it. Okay, no mommy guilt. ^_^
I’m not sure what it is that I’m needing emotionally right now but I think I should make some changes. Like maybe begin just writing for me instead of having a public blog. Or, not writing at all and just living. I’m not sure. I’m not unhappy but I feel like a change needs to happen and generally that means I need more quiet and calm in my life (which the internet certainly does not offer). I don’t know, these pregnancy hormones are a trip. lol