Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Forth week already!

Wow, I can't believe how fast 3 weeks has gone by. We are now into our forth week and Kien slept in his cot last night. I decided it was about time I weened myself off from having him sleep next to me in the bed. I am finding it a difficult transition indeed!

At this stage he is supposed to nap for a good part of the day. However Kien does not abide by this principle. He is far too interested in what is going on around him, and will lie there for ages staring any which way. He will then start grizzling if I have left him for too long. So I compromise by carrying him around in a sling so I can continue getting stuff done, and he seems to enjoy the stimulation.

My daily routine revolves around either feeding Kien or expressing milk for feeding him. He is constantly hungry and demands milk every couple of hours, sometimes less. I express every 3 hours, so it feels like an endless cycle of feed, express, feed, express - with about 30-45 minutes down time in between. Good thing this is my job for the whole of this year :-)

Last Wednesday when I had the interview with the "Growing up in New Zealand" survey woman one of the question was how long I intended to feed him breast milk for. My answer is for as long as possible, preferably 2 years. It will be interesting to see how I will manage this when I go back to work!

2 comments:

NZ_Michelle said...

I'm loving this blog, thanks for such a long and interesting entry. I bet your days have changed a lot! What were you doing for work before this? Do you feel sleep deprived?

NZ_Michelle said...

Oops, forgot to say, I also thought he seems like he's much more keen on looking at what was going on around him. In all those pictures I took at your place, 90% of them he's staring directly at me. Really neat! Like he knew I was taking his picture.

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