Guess What?? Mr. Kimble is breastfeeding again!!! All is right with the world.
Last night, I was playing the piano (very limited, mind you) with Kimble sitting on my lap. I was playing the kids' singing parts for the song that we will be performing in church in a few weeks, and not paying attention to where Kimble's hands were. Georgie gasped and said "Look Momma!!" and I looked at Kimble and he was content and happy, sucking on his two fingers.
Even though he's not supposed to be sucking on those fingers, it made me think that his mouth wasn't bothering him at all. If that was the case, then why not try breastfeeding again??
So, I felt his stitches...they weren't sharp and prickly anymore. They were softer and all jumbled up instead of sticking straight out. I got him in the position...let him take the lead...and he started nursing again! Whahhooooo!
He did great. I'm happy. Hopefully our nights can be easier now; syringes can be thrown away; pumps can be put away; we can get somewhat back to normal life.
When I was drying him off after a bath, I caught him sucking on his thumb, happy as can be. I'm gonna have to watch him closely! Although he is allowed to breastfeed, he is not supposed to do any other "sucking" for three weeks.
Ahhh...but he's nursing again! I'm all smiles.