Sunday, December 30, 2012

Blessing Day

We blessed Porter today in Grammy and Poppy's ward in Kentucky.  We forgot to bring his blessing outfit, so Saturday night I went to Walmart and Kmart to find something that would work.  This is the outfit we came up with.  

We're visiting Grammy

Porter has been very colicky.  I've cut out milk, chocolate, broccoli, and apples.  It helped a little, but not completely.  While we've been here, I decided to try giving him strictly formula (Gerber Sensitive)  and won't you know it, he's doing so much better.  I'm so conflicted, because of course I'm so happy he's not crying all the time and in stomach pain, but I'm so sad that I'm not nursing.  For the first few days I would tear up every time I'd feed him a bottle.  I'm pumping and dumping, so I don't lose my milk.  I'm not sure if, when, or how I'll start nursing again, but I want to know that it's an option.  Maybe when his tummy is a little more mature I'll try again or even do half and half in a month or so.

Since he's been on formula for five days, Porter looks so much bigger, chubbier, happier.  He looks amazing.

We are having a lot of fun here.  It's always wonderful to spend time with family and friends.