Skilling up, skilling down

Motherhood seems to have taught me a lot of skills that are wonderful on a daily basis with the Imp, but totally useless in other parts of life. It seems I can now:

  1. accurately tell the temperature of bath water just by placing my hand in it for a second
  2. catch food flying across the room
  3. perform acrobatic style breastfeeding (due to the Imp’s refusal to breastfeed like a ‘normal’ baby)
  4. put any random words into a song in a dubiously entertaining fashion

The Imp took his first bottle today. I’m not sure how I feel about it having breastfed him solely for 6 months. It just happened today that he was refusing to feed, yet I knew he was starving hungry. In the past he’d not really known what to do with a bottle. As a long shot, I expressed some milk and gave him it in a bottle, and he loved it. Sigh. Mixed feelings.

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2 Responses to Skilling up, skilling down

  1. swizzler says:

    It is a bit odd when they first have a bottle, but it makes things so much easier if you have to leave them for a few hours.

  2. amberjee says:

    Ah, don’t worry, he’s gone back to not taking it. He just chews the teat and gets the odd dribble of milk. 😉

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