Thursday, March 3, 2011

feeding schedules?

If someone tried to put ME on a feeding schedule, there would be hell to pay.  but apparently many people have their babies on feeding schedules.  they look like this:

5:30 a.m 5 oz bottle
(back to sleep till 8/8:30)
9:30: 5 oz bottle
10:30-11:30 Nap
11:30- Stage 2 Fruit
1:30- 5 oz
3:30- 4:30 Nap
5:00 -Stage 2 Veggie
7:30- 5 oz mixed with a little rice cereal, and off to bed.

So I made one for us.  It looks like this:
3:00 am  nurse baby as tired of listening to her whining.
4:30 am nurse baby in desperate attempt to get more sleep
6:30 am nurse again and up for the day
8:00 am try to feed baby oatmeal with fruit.  baby makes horrible face, spits out all food.  give baby banana, baby mashes banana all around face, possibly ingests 1 teaspoon.  
9:30  nurse more.  how many ounces?  how would i know that?
12:00  nurse again.  distract baby from my lunch by giving her an apple core to chew on. delicious.  
3:30 nurse again.
5:00  give baby some steamed broccoli.  baby drops broccoli on the floor 7 times before I decide its too dirty to give back to her.  baby cries.  finger feed baby most of an egg yolk.  
6:30  nurse again.  bed time!  refuse to nurse baby again until 3:00 am in futile bid to decrease # of times baby wakes in night.  
repeat until crazy

1 comment:

  1. I feel bad for laughing, but it is the maniacal laughter of understanding. Really.

    Dropping in from the blog post on BBC.