Well, this time I wanted things to be different.
Every feeding was timed and written down, visits made around our schedule, I got the “real” pump (just in case), and Corbin got woken up every third hour whether he just fell asleep or not. By his 2 week check-up, he was already 3 oz over his birth weight, and the pediatrician actually told me to stop waking him up at night unless I wanted to drive myself crazy!
So now that I know this actually has a chance of working, I finally got around to making myself a nursing cover. I’ve been feeding the baby everywhere in the past few weeks…the library, the cafe in Target, the Costco parking lot, even walking through the mall with him in a sling, and I Love It! It has been so handy that may have to make a second one, because even if you splurge on the pretty fabric making your own is still so much cheaper than the $30+ they sell for online.
I pretty much used a mash-up of the Prudent Baby tutorial, and the Sew Much Ado tutorial and then added a terry cloth square to one corner to wipe up dribble, and a pocket to the other corner for nursing pads, lotion, or what not. I just hemmed 2 sides of a square, and then stuck the 2 un-hemmed edges under the fold when I stitched the hem around the main fabric. If that sound confusing you could try the tutorial over at Crafty Cousins. They do it a little differently, but they have pictures, and in the end it’s still a pocket.
“I need to try on the dress. The dress mommy made from the fabwics!”
I never really thought about how Reli would react to my breastfeeding Corbin,
but her response has actually been quite comical.
Yesterday I caught her sitting on the sofa with her shirt pulled up “feeding”
one of her unicorns. (And all this time I thought they ate rainbows!)
Then this morning we had the following conversation…
“Umm…..I think you have a sippy cup in the fridge.”
“Ok, maybe later.”
Sure munchkin…maybe later ; D