Rachel - How are you going?
I have been spotting today - not sure if it will become AF tomorrow or just fizzle out.
I cried every day for weeks since FS said to completely stop BFing, and still feel sad inside. I actually couldn't bear stopping completely and have snuck him the odd feed here and there, when I take him to the shops or when DH is asleep. Today I hand squeezed about 20ml out of my breasts into a bottle that I fed to him when he came home. I could have got more if I kept on going.
At the 4 month checkup, F was 7.11 kg, and 67cm. Have not started solids, thinking will try a week before 6 months old. This will be 2 weeks before I have to go back to work. He sleeps in a cot in our room and it will probably stay that way for a while. I am enclosing part of the deck to make a room for him. This will probably be more of a play space for him at first rather than his sleeping quarters since I'd like to keep an eye on him while he is asleep for a bit longer.
He is now in childcare 5 days/week. I miss him while he is away, but I my maternity leave will finish soon and I have to go back to work. Since the days were available I took them since they might not become available later exactly when I need them. Also I can now work full time on building his room. When I go back to work I might see if I can take one day of my recreation leave every week for the rest of the year, and drop one of the childcare days, so that I can spend a day with him.