Monday, June 4, 2007

Goodbye mice!

Hello baby.

I quit my job. More specifically, I quit the job that pays me dollars per hour in favor of a job that pays smiles and snuggles (okay, and dirty diapers) per hour.

It was so difficult to do (because I work for the greatest company ever and would immediately go right back to them if I need to work in the future) but I am so thankful for their understanding.  I know this is the right thing. I may return part time in the future but am severing all ties for now. No more lobster. *sniff*
I will be returning to work for a handful of days as I gave my "two-weeks notice" with a little less than two weeks left in my maternity leave. I didn't decide to quit until last Friday (thanks for the push, Victor) so the timing is sort of awkward.

This means Kate HAS to take a bottle whether she likes it or not. So far the bottle attempts have not been good. Suggestions? (Superman has been the only one to try thus far.)

11 comments:

  1. Congratulations on making what was surely a tough decision (or maybe not a tough one but a brave one to follow through on). This is the only time Kate will be a baby; soak it up. I can't imagine you'll ever look back and say "Gee, I wish I had worked more when Kate was small..." Good job, lady.

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  2. Congrats on your temporary retirement ;)As for the bottle. We had no success at all. We tried and tried so many different bottles, teats, family members all to no avail. I wasn't prepared to starve him until he gave in though. Depends how stubborn Kate is I guess. James DEFINITELY was lol!Good luck :)

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  3. I think you should try...nevermind. I have no clue what I'm talking about.

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  4. I'm so jealous! I have one more week before I have to go back and I'm a mess! I don't want to go, but I really don't have a choice. Have fun!BTW, Maddy is very resistant to the bottle as well...the only thing that really helped was getting a bottle warmer. Have you tried that?

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  5. So proud of you! My distant something or another through marriage or something :) Good luck with the bottle. We tried a ton of different ones with Kaitlyn and ended up with Gerber. She latched well to that one......after 33 days of starvation at 6 months old. We almost lost her because she was so stubourn. It is a long story...Hope it goes better for you!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Hooray! That's great.

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  7. Congrats, I too joined the home and the brave, er will be. We had much fighting over the bottle....what I learnedDr Browns bottles rule- only kind my kid will takehave to give a bottle everyday- at least onewe waited my kiddo out- she went for a loooong time, eventually dh gave her solids

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  8. elise the secondJune 4, 2007 at 1:49 PM

    Yay, I agree: super great decision! :) But I know it couldn't have been easy. I'm excited for you and Kate and Superman. What a great time of life!

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  9. Congrats on the decision! I bet that must have been tough, though I am sure that Kate will be happy to have her mommy with her all day. I WISH I had bottle tips, and will be checking your comments for any suggestions you get. We have not had any luck, either. Well, except for the few drops that she swallowed while screaming at it.

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  10. Wow, big news! Good for you...you know you have the skills and education to go back whenever the urge may hit, but for now you get to watch Kate grow (and change pungent diapers, hurrah!). As far as bottle feeding goes, I have no real advice. Will you be pumping breastmilk or trying formula? I think the old adage is true, "When she's hungry enough, she'll take it." Sounds cruel, but I hope it goes well and she gets the hang of the bottle. :)

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  11. All right Becky! I'm thankful and happy for you! What a super great decision even though there are definite costs! Go Millers!

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