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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Momma & Charlie Hang Out Marathon (Part 2)

The original plan was to blog about our week as it happened, but apparently, I seriously underestimated the needs of a teething, growth spurting, snuggly (slightly clingy) 8 month old. So, here's your recap of MaCHOM 2011.

We had a pretty low key week and though there was a little less sleeping and a little more cleaning than I thought there would be, I'd call it an overall success. Charlie proved to be very helpful with everyday household chores such as...

Cleaning the kitchen, grocery shopping,

Cleaning the bathroom, and doing laundry.

And holy moly was there laundry. All of a sudden, my little precious angel is a super pee machine and decided to show off his new skill at least twice a day. A regular size BumGenius insert used to be perfectly fine for overnight use, but all of a sudden we're using two and its just enough to contain the flood. Looks like hemp inserts are in our near future. I think its probably the formula since its digested differently than breast milk, which leads me to...

Despite my previous declaration, we started weaning this week. I just can't keep up with him, leaving me with the option to either continue to breast feed him while also pumping several times a day or just wean, start formula, and ration out my freezer stash. Well, seen as he absolutely freaks when he sees a bottle, I just went with the latter. He's happy, loves formula, and gaining weight and I can wear my pretty non-nursing bras again. That's a win-win in my book. Plus, my amazing online Momma friends have been sending us unneeded formula samples, formula checks, and coupons for Similac. Its saving us a ton on this unexpected expense. Much love to the Mommas. I PPH you all!! <3

Jeff came home in the wee hours of the morning and after letting me eat and take a shower in peace is recovering (napping) this afternoon. Apparently, twenty-two 16 and 17 year olds are just as exhausting as one 8 month old. Who knew. He enjoyed his experience taking the MegaBus and recommends it to anyone needing to get around mass transit style. Its like Greyhound, but way cheaper and cleaner with better amenities (outlets at each seat and free wifi on the bus). How sweet is that?

I absolutely loved hanging out with the short man and am glad we got to spend time together. That being said, however, I have a entirely new appreciation for single parents and stay at home Moms and am so happy to be able to get a break now that Jeff is home. ::phew!::

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