Hello from Moms Who Cry When Kids Get Vaccinated Land — yes, I am a proud member of said community and I am not ashamed of it. I’ve been a ball of emotions today. I totally teared up this morning thinking how Nate will be two months in a few short days and I’ll have to go back to work next month (insert ugly cry Kim K emoji here). Then I cried as he cried during his two month check-up (which came with a side of 3 vaccines + one administered by the mouth). I cried as they poked his little thighs and I cried as my husband held him around the room trying to desperately soothe him. And then my eyes got watery at home when he flashed his smile at me in all his grogginess. I just can’t handle his beautiful heart. He melts my core.
I got home that afternoon with a plan! I did what I promised myself I wouldn’t do and I took a frozen packet of milk from the ‘honeypot’ (aka freezer stash with all 30+ bags of pumped milk). Basically, this is my sacred stash which I have been collecting for the past two months so that Nate has breastmilk readily available for him when I go back to work. This way, he doesn’t have to be drinking formula all day until I get back home early evening. I typically breastfeed him for 30 minutes (sometimes more) and then follow it up with 4 oz of formula as a form of supplementation. But today, I wanted him to have 4 solid ounces of my breastmilk because I know it is the best for him and I just don’t know how much milk I will let down while I nurse him. So, he gulped it all down after I thawed it out with warm water and then I bathed him. After a nice warm bath, I breastfed him until he fell asleep in my arms. I’ve been monitoring his temperature since I’ve read (and been told by fellow mom friends) that their temp can spike and a fever can occur. So far, he’s been great! I am now pumping and watching him on the monitor like it’s my favorite Netflix TV show haha!
Anyway, I’d love to hear your story and how YOUR experience was during the two month check up! Leave your comments below or stop by my Instagram page (@jadoreliv) and say hello! I always love connecting with new (and veteran) moms!
For all you new moms out there (an moms-to-be), this day will come for you and more than likely, you, too, will cry. So, word of advice— wear your waterproof mascara and get ready. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya! 😉
Until next time!!