Saturday, August 16, 2008

By george, I think we've got it...

Or at least we're on the right track. It must seem like I'm constantly blogging about sleep, but if you had spent the past 10 months without longer than a 4 hour stretch, you'd be obsessed too!

Last night Maddie woke up for a nursing session at 12:30 and then went back down until 8am. She woke up a few times throughout the night and cried a bit, but really not much at all before she fell back asleep - so much so that I didn't even get out of bed (heck, I don't think I even really woke up as it's all a bit of a blur to me in the light of day).

So whatever we've been doing, we seem to be on the right track. Finally. Thank. God.

Now our next challenge seems to be getting the Little Miss to take a bottle from someone other than me. Everything I read had warned me that she would probably not want to take a bottle from me, possibly ever, because she associated me with nursing. And yet, here we are, in the situation that she will take a bottle, but only from me. Again - not really helping me with the whole 'weaning' process. The point is for her not to need me around.

Sooooo - here's my question for you experienced mamas out there... Have you heard of this happening before? Or did it happen to you? Any suggestions on how to get Maddie comfortable enough to take a bottle from someone other than me?



debbie said...

I know you do not want to hear this from an old grama but as you know Seth did not take a bottle after 9 months old he turned out OK right???
He just drank alot of juice during the day and some milk as he did not like milk much. doctor said he was OK as long as he got the proper vits from his juice and food. And from his vit we gave him daily.
Love you grama

Anonymous said...

What about trying a sippy cup instead? A friend of mine has a little one who's about six months old who really doesn't like the bottle either (also breast-fed), but she'll take a sippy cup.

Other than that, the name of the game is perserverance! Be persistent. It's amazing how quick kids figure out how to manipulate you... :)

Good luck!