So I graduated from residency 4 days after I had her; enjoy her pics- http://alysonvoth.zenfolio.com/p174662114
I have been out a couple of times with my husband and even had some salsa dance lessons with some friends. Thank God for the breast pump because I am able to just leave (usually for one feeding) and instruct people on what to do. My goal is to feed her breast milk till she is a year. It is free for one, and I also want to make show that she has all of the great benefits of breast milk, including decreasing her chances of obesity and its many complications; protect her from getting sick and potential for allergies which I hate dealing with by the way; it also decreases my chances of breast cancer and so on and so forth (don't mind me- the doctor in me came out)
She has been growing like crazy and has started to do a lot of things especially smile back at me. The picture below was taken at 5 weeks old.
Some of the odd things that I can remember she's told me is that pregnant/ postpartum women shouldn't touch cold water; when I want to eat something she will tell me it is not yet time to eat that huh! I will often say and do as I please lol She feels the baby needs to drink water (their kidneys don't know yet what to do with water and their little belly's gets easily full and water has no nutrients); she also needs "tangele" for her eyes- since it is itching (my response she is tired let me put her to sleep). I didn't realize what that was so she showed me on tv a woman with an eye pencil and then I remembered seeing the "tangele" as a kid. It isn't really make up. I was told a few times not to carry her in attempt to comfort her since I'm tempting her with the smell of the breast milk. Then she asks me when does she start eating some crushed up food since my breast milk is not filling her up. This baby was weighing in last week at 11 ibs 9 oz, making plenty poops and pee, she is wearing 6 months old clothes, I pump out 6-8 oz each time what do we want for her to be? an elephant! Get this one if your baby's pee enters your pot of soup, you keep cooking (ok urine is sterile but how did this happen again???) and if the poop enters your pot of soup you scoop out that part and go on cooking (wait! again how did this happen???)
When her belle button stump fell she told me that you don't throw it away, as she was explaining what you do with it, I quickly threw it in the gabage for fear that she may want to feed it to the baby. There is so much that i didn't know sometimes I feel bad asking her why since she has raised 13 children, my mom being one of them.
But some of these things makes no sense and she doesn't understand why I need an explanation and my explanations also makes no sense to her since her way worked, it has worked for many who came before me, what more explanations do I need. But my grandma is also very smart she can tell you from memory the important milestones that a child should meet- it is amazing. well I guess u should be an expert after 13 children.
On another note, we've been packing small, small to move. Hubby and my siblings painted the baby's room. I've been busy washing clothes, bottles, sterilizing and so on, my husband took care of these things when he was here, and now grandma is learning a ton of things. My husband constantly tells her that "Beke wu agbara" lol
I only wish my baby would switch her days and nights, but Ive had a perfect baby so far and I thank God for her everyday and can't complain too much.
I will someday post her birth story