Mike and I are going out tonight for some much needed time together...alone! My mom is watching the kids for us, so we'll probably do some Christmas shopping. I have my list all done for the kids! Most of it, I'm buying on Black Friday. Yes, I do that. I LOVE it! I love getting up at 3 and being to the stores at 4 and scoring awesome deals and fighting the crowds. Okay, well maybe not that last part. But with 5 kids to buy for, you better believe I'm looking for the best deal on everything I want, and if it means I have to fight my way through a gazillion people, so be it. My mom and I usually go together (when we're here for Thanksgiving, and not in Denver with Mike's family), and Mike stays home with the kids. He's awesome like that. :) The only thing I don't like about it is the fact that I have to pump. I HATE pumping! Despise it! It's the devil! I have a hard time getting very much when I do it, so I'll probably have to do it a TON to get enough to last while I'm gone. We do have formula if he needs it.
Oh, by the way, the nursing is going sooo much better!!! Jett latches on pretty much on the first try every time...with the exception of night time, when he is in between sleep and being awake, and he just kind of grunts and whines. At those times, it takes a few tries, but he always gets it without too much effort! And he's sleeping at least 3-4 hour stretches at night...sometimes even 5-6! YAY!
I had never considered not nursing him anymore, but it was just so frustrating that he wasn't getting it! Not that I think that if you formula feed your baby, you love them any less. Laney was formula fed, and dare I say that she's actually my smartest child (meaning learning just comes easier for her...not that my other kids are stupid, of course)...so when I hear things like, breastfed babies are smarter, it infuriates me! If it doesn't work out for someone, that's okay...they're not any less of a mother for using formula. I know I wasn't for using it with Laney. I absolutely could not nurse her...it just wasn't working. Do what you can with what you have, right? Anyway...enough about that. :)
Oh, I also wanted to say that I've been using Mustela instead of Johnson and Johnson for Jett's bathtime. This is the first time I've used it, and I love how sensitive it is on his skin! The smell is the only thing I would change about it. It sorta smells like old lady perfume, or really old perfume or something, but I deal with it, because the advantages definitely outweigh the smell! It doesn't stink or anything, I'm just not too crazy about it. :) I've heard alot of good things about it being good for baby acne and cradle cap, and since all of my babies get both of those, I decided to go ahead and try it. Jett started to get a little bit of acne and I used the PhysiObebe, and it cleared it right up, within the first use! I bought the newborn set at Babies R Us, and it is a little pricey, but it's worth it. You don't need to use much at all, so I'm assuming it will last a while.
I gotta get...the boys are getting out of control and Jett's getting hungry.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
ps. I changed my header, again...I would like to change the title of my blog to "2 Little Gals and 3 Little Pals" instead of just "the hall family"(how boring) but I don't wanna lose my old posts and all that stuff. Does anyone know how I would do that?