An Open Letter the the Bloggiverse

My Dearest Bloggiverse,

I hope that you haven’t interpreted my silence as a slight to you. I have neither rejected nor forgotten you. On the contrary, I think of you nearly everyday. I imagine all of the things that I would say to you if only I could. I would tell you how slow the knitting is going now that I have become a human dairy, and how spinning is even slower. I would brag to you about my newest woolie acquisitions (and not only wool -there is silk, too!) and show you the fun knitting ring that my mother-in-law bought for me. Maybe I could show you some pictures from when said mother-in-law visited and of the baby shower that my mom and sister-in-law threw for me just last weekend.

Alas, I have no time. Even writing this quick letter is stealing precious time from my newly expanded family. Though I am sleeping through the night (because that sweet, seven week old Blessing is a great sleeper!), I am constantly tired. Nursing does that to me. I think that milk production is the most difficult physical exercise I have ever done. And with The Blessing having trouble with breastfeeding, I also spend lots of quality time with the breast pump (we have a love/hate relationship, that pump and I. Oh, the greatness of being able to make enough milk for my baby! Yet, oh, the inconvenience of being strapped to a pump every few hours!

And so, I leave you with the promise of my eventual return and this, a photo of my world (such a beautiful world I live in, isn’t it?).

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Yours Affecionately,

woolandchocolate

PS – I couldn’t resist just one more picture!

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Cute, isn’t she?

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11 thoughts on “An Open Letter the the Bloggiverse

  1. Your family is beautiful and The blessing is so very cute, she’s flourishing, completely blooming and looks so healthy, so all that pumping is worth it, and your milk is obviously doing an amazing job!

  2. Congrats on your beautiful baby girl! And a great family pic! Lovely kids! Concentrate on your family…we’ll always be here…they grow up so fast!

  3. Congratulations! She’s beautiful! Our little Olive will be 4 months tomorrow…I can’t believe it. I spent a lot of quality time with the pump too 😦 I don’t miss that.

  4. I had preemie twins (32 weekers), one of whom was very small. I spent a lot of quality time with that pump too. It is slow going and not nearly as cuddly as nursing a real baby. I could never get the “hands free” set up to work for me so it stole a lot of time out of the day. My babies started feeding successfully at about 12 weeks old, just in time for me to return to work, so I guess it’s a good thing I had gotten used to pumping. I feel sympathy and optimism for you. Don’t give up, she’ll get it eventually and you’ll be glad you took the time. (My babies are 20 months and I just weaned them from their last feeding this week.)

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