Saturday, May 8, 2010
Anyway, M and Robert had a good day, M watched Robert while I worked all afternoon, and in the morning we took turns with him so we each got a well-deserved Saturday morning nap. Robert also took a very fine nap, something he is getting much better about now that he is so well-fed. I've started nursing him again while he's awake, because it's so much less painful. I'm still doing what the doctor says, though, I nurse him and then give him a bottle, so we're sure he's still getting enough to eat. Robert likes it that way too, even if he doesn't get a lot to eat, he likes to nurse especially when he's sleepy. I found some mother's milk tea that actually tastes like something I would voluntarily drink, and though it is (like everything else surrounding breastfeeding) quite expensive, I am happy about it. I keep reminding myself that even a few ounces a day is still good, it's still important.
Oh, and I bought a swimsuit today. I was out at Meijer to try and get more pizza rolls (they were out, but I got some personal pizzas for fifty cents each, not bad,) and my mom called. The conversation turned to swimming while I wandered through the women's department so as not to be on the phone at checkout, and I found that Meijer had a couple of suits that are actually my size! Quite unusual! I tried on a couple of tankinis and found one that fit. It's not exactly flattering, but that's too much to ask of a swimsuit at this size, really. I just want something that covers enough and lets me get in the water. I can't wait to take Robert in the pool! Tomorrow I'm going to go to Catherines and see if they have anything nicer that I can buy with my gift card, but I bought this one in the interim, just in case. As long as it's unused, I can take it back, and I didn't want to risk it not being there if I need it.
Tomorrow is Mother's Day, and that should be fun. M has bought me a nice present, and has promised that I shall have some peaceful hours to myself as well, which sounds just lovely. I may do the same thing I did on my birthday, have a nap and a bubble bath. Sounds lovely! At church tomorrow, I've been asked to read the original Mother's Day Proclamation by Julia Ward Howe, which should be pretty neat. It's been a long time since I've done a reading in public, but this is a good one. I've practiced it a couple of times, just to get the feel of it. It's cool to be really getting involved in a church again. I really like it. Speaking of which, I was going to leave out a bag of food for the mailman's food drive today, but I totally forgot. Well, I can take my stuff to church for the food pantry, anyway. It all goes where it's needed!