I am spending most of my days trying to feed this little angel. She has just been so sleepy, and she was even losing some weight. So, now we are supplementing each nursing with an additional bottle of breast milk...which means that feedings include: nursing, bottle feeding, and pumping. This mama is worn out! It is great when Chris is home to help with the bottle feeding, but on my own it takes a little more than an hour for the whole process. Luckily, in the past few days her daytime feedings have gotten much better. She has fed so well, that she won't take very much from the bottle. I am hoping that she will grow out of this feeding phase quickly, and learn to stay awake and eat within the next few weeks.
Our bigger battles since being home is keeping Bradley entertained and controlling his behavior. He is absolutely wonderful to Ellie. He kisses her head, talks to her, and today I found him reading her books while she was sleeping. Most of his bad behavior has been shown towards Chris and I. There were so many different people watching him and in and out of the house. Now that things are settling down, we have noticed that he is calming down as well. We have had a few extremely rough days with him, and he has sat on the time out step more than I want to count. Hopefully this phase will pass soon, and Ellie will be eating and Bradley will be back to his normal self.
We have already gone on a few outings with Ellie and Bradley. The first week we were home we walked down to the playground in our neighborhood. Of course we needed Gigi and Pop Pop's help for our first adventure...
Cali and the girls stopped by to meet sweet Ellie!
Amalie and Larken were very excited about baby Ellie!