Greetings everybody & Happy Holidays!
What a GLORIOUS DAY! I have been waiting for this moment for what seems like an ETERNITY!!! Over the weekend Rachel & I decided to wean the boys from bottles entirely! In September I posted that I have personally made over 6,000 bottles since the boys came home. I think that number has grown to over 7,000 by now! But alas, no more!!! 🙂
At the peak of bottle usage, we went through 24 bottles per day. That’s 3 bottles, every 3 hours each and every day. Then we scaled back to 15 bottles per day & most recently we were down to 9 bottles per day. Now if it were just the bottles, it wouldn’t have been so bad. But we decided to use Dr. Brown’s fully vented bottles that promised to help reduce spitup & gas. We had our doubts if it was really worth it early on. We had major leaking problems and our refrigerator shelf would end up looking like this:
Each bottle consists of a nipple, bottle collar, vent tube, aerator and disc cover for storage. That is 5 more pieces that need to be washed & assembled to make each bottle!
A special Thank You goes out to all of you that helped to wash bottles, parts & pitchers these past 14 months. My beautiful wife Rachel, Grandma Anne, Hillary, Becca, Jacqueline, Aunt Mary, Susie, Marion, Ce Ce and anyone else that I may have omitted. I am very grateful that I did not have to wash over 7,000 bottles!!! 😀
We use the sippy cups (shown below) with each meal for milk & we also keep them filled with water throughout the day to keep the boys hydrated.
In other news – WE HAVE OUR FIRST WALKER!!! Makani boy has officially taken his first steps and continues to use that skill as his primary means of getting around the house.
Makani’s first steps:
Keoni has been paying extra attention to his brother’s new found skill and I have witnessed him ‘secret walking’ when nobody is looking!
Mahalo E Ke Akua No Keia La (Thank you God for this day!)