In the meantime, I am breastfeeding him with a supplement tube inserted in his mouth to siphon out previously expressed breast milk so he can get fed while practicing a good latch. It's all hands on deck--literally! Then, I pump for 10-15 minutes to get milk for the next feeding. The whole process can be quite an ordeal--typically 45 minutes to an hour! When I'm not feeding Ari or pumping, I am trying to invest in my other 2 children or get a household chore done.
All of this is to say I am taking a break from blogging. I love to blog, I love the friends I have made, I love how crafting and DIYing recharges my batteries and stimulates my mind, but for now I need to take a step back and give 100% of my attention to my family, especially my son.
During my sabbatical, I'll be keeping in touch with Melissa for the Piece of Cake Party each week and keeping tabs on all my favorite blogs, maybe even find some new favorites during those early AM pumping sessions. I hope not to be gone long from the blog scene, but I'm not setting any timeline either.
We've been blessed to be surrounded by family and friends who are helping us out with childcare during Ari's appointments, supplying us dinners, and lifting us up in prayer. It's not the easiest road, but I know there are others out there who are on a much harder one than I and I try to keep that perspective.