If you missed it, here’s why I’m writing A Year of Delights
A Year of Delights Day 1 – Problem or Delight?
Over the past few days, I had a sudden drop in my milk supply. We went through a tough event and the stress of that + my cycle returning affected my milk supply. I spent the last few days pumping or nursing hourly to get it back up.
Good news, it’s on the come up and almost back to normal.
Bad news, I’ve created a new problem. Well, if you call this a problem.
Since I was nursing almost hourly and doing tons of skin to skin, Zayn got used to feeding to sleep, cuddling to sleep, and being generally close together rather than sleeping in his crib. Now that it’s time to start getting back to a normal feeding schedule, he does not want to sleep in his crib which he once loved.
Rather than look at this like a problem, I’m choosing to look at it as a delight.
The delight of a deliciously soft, cuddly, warm baby wrapped up in my arms.
The delight of his adorable cooing and smiles at me, rewarding me for picking him up.
The delight of the rhythmic rocking as I lull him to sleep.
The delight of his body softening, relaxing. His eyelids fluttering to a close.
It takes a long time to soften him to sleep without feeding. Once I place him in the crib, he wakes up just a few minutes later, upset to be alone rather than in my arms. I understand. It’s so much sweeter to sleep curled up together.
This could be a problem as his nap times are the time for me to get stuff done. This could be a problem because he once loved his crib so much.
But I’m choosing to see the delight that is present. This sweet baby won’t want to be in my arms forever. So for now, and for as long as he’d like, I delight in our cuddles.
You can find all of A Year of Delight entries HERE.