Monday, November 8, 2010

Catching Up

Joshua is with a friend right now and took Malachi with him. Ahhhh. I love my son. AND it is nice to have a break sometimes.

I can't believe it's been two weeks since I've posted. I'm such a bad blogger lately! We've had so much going on the last month, between my wisdom teeth, supply issues and supplement, and vacation to Arkansas. I used to blog while I was laying with Malachi feeding him before a nap. But he's gotten bigger, and it's harder to juggle the computer and a squirmy baby! I'd like to have content other than updates on Life and Malachi, but it seems that's all I can manage these days.

Malachi is five months plus one week and growing like crazy. We are still supplementing him with donated breast milk. I am still working on my supply, but I am resigned to continue that until he is eating a lot of solids if need be.

Speaking of solids, we started a few days ago! I was all about waiting until AT LEAST six months to start him. But the supply issues we've had and the interest he's showing wore me down. I still feel a little bad about it (silly, I know).

I started a gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free diet for a while. I had been having some intestinal discomfort a lot lately, and I felt like I needed a good cleaning out. The first week I was super-strict with it. This week, I am introducing low-gluten (if its freshly milled whole grain) and raw dairy here and there. I am feeling much better. I was wary about doing a detox while nursing, so this isn't what I would consider a detox. I didn't want Malachi to receive toxins that my body is purging. I've made sure to eat plenty of calories and plenty of good fats. I'm mainly eating a lot of veggies, beans, non-gluten grains, and some meat here and there. There may be some detox that takes place, but a well-balanced healthy diet can only improve my milk, so I don't have much concern. Malachi has responded well so far.

Lucky me, I am going to Bible study by myself this evening. Well, I was planning on it until I wrote that, anyway. Do I really want to leave my baby while I go off to Bible study? Hmmm. Yes. Gotta go so I can catch a shower before I need to leave.


  1. No matter how much you love your children, it is nice to get a break every now and then. Plus, it is good for the daddies to spend some one-on-one time with them. Glad to hear Malachai is gaining weight. I had to start all my children on food before 6 months as they just seemed to need more than just breast milk by the time they were 4 to 5 months, and a lot of other moms said the same thing. Well, I sure am missing him - can't wait for your next trip back to Arkansas! Give him a big hug and kiss for me

  2. Elijah showed interest in food very early. I think I ended up breaking down and giving him a practice taste of rice around 4 months. It just broke my heart that he wanted to do something we were doing and I was holding him back. By the time he was feeding on both side more frequently, I knew it was time to start feeding him square meals. I think breastfeeding is important on many levels but the main one is giving nutrition because there's no other way to give it (other than formula).