Sorry I have been so MIA with the blogging – our trip to Argentina was a lot since we only went for literally two nights/three days! We were supposed to go for longer but Chase couldn’t be away for that long because of work. I was going to meet my parents, sister and brother in law in Buenos Aires without Chase but I didn’t feel comfortable going without him.
Thankfully, the morning we were leaving for Argentina my sister had mentioned to me that I should ask the airline if they had an outlet to plug in my pump since it’s such a long flight (9+ hours). The airline didn’t have a plug so I went ahead and bought a manual Medela pump which saved me! (Apparently religious Jewish women use the manual pump on Saturdays since they can’t use electricity and because I live in a pretty religious neighborhood our local pharmacy had the pump).
When I got to the hotel in Rosario, Argentina I plugged in my pump and I blew out the fuse in our room + the chord! I was so frustrated because this meant that the entire trip I would have to manually pump which is sort of a nightmare when you’re used to using an electric pump. After doing this for two day,s I came home to Miami and decided I was going to be done breastfeeding. I tried to do it cold turkey – but that didn’t work out so well! I ended up breastfeeding Chloe in the middle of the night for the next week and slowly started weening off.. To this day my boobs kill and are leaking but I’m trying not to let the milk out! Cold cabbage leaves have been super helpful. When will this end?!
We started giving Chloe food starting with carrots which she really loved- i’m hoping that now that we have incorporated food + all formula she will start sleeping thru the night because she’s still waking up 2-3 times. It really doesn’t bother me waking up for her – she’s such a happy doll! Chloe could stare at Jake all day long – it’s the cutest thing I have ever seen – and she just loves when there is noise! I started taking her to Zumbini and she loves it – she smiles the entire time! Her two bottom teeth are poking out and she’s starting to crawl, sort of… it’s more like a scootch! Of course, I love getting her dressed every morning! I usually put her in onesies or leggings and always something fun in her hair. Shop some of my fav pieces here:
Everyone always asks if having two kids is crazy and it’s not! In the begining it was intense but every day that goes by and Chloe gets bigger it gets easier. Our family feels so full which is the greatest feeling on the planet. My favorite time with all of us is on Sundays when Chase and I take Jake and Chloe to an early dinner which is probably the same time you go to lunch ha!
Chloe now uses the Skip Hop jumper instead of the activity gym that I had on the floor because she was pulling it down and it was falling on her face. We had to add a bumper to her crib because she’s non stop moving and her head would hit the bars and her feet and hands would come out. Maybe it’s the difference between boys and girls but Jake never moved around that much in his crib.
Thanks to all of you for your love and support these past 6 months! I can’t wait to see what Chloe starts doing next.