Re: Losing steam...
Hi! Sounds like you are doing wonderfully, though I hear you on the worn-out part. We are just about to cross the 1 year mark and I am sick of being hungry ALL THE TIME. But that's beside the point I guess. Anyhow, I do have two suggestions for you:
1) i just read "How to get your kid to eat but not too much" -- if you havent, I suggest it. If you can get past her apparent neutrality about formula feeding and old fashioned advice on weaning/solid introductions, she has some useful ideas about feeding kids. The main take-away is that kids will self regulate based on their awareness of their own hunger, and that parents are responsible for providing good foods, but not for making their kids eat. It has helped me relax about solids as I face toddlerhood, and to feel confident we will be able to work out the solid-food equivalent of cue feeding for the next developmental stage.
2) are you taking iron, too? When I get worn out like you sound, I pretty routinely show low hemoglobin levels, and a few weeks of Floridix can make a big difference in my energy levels. B12 helps, too. I wondered bc your LO needs the iron; you might, too.
Mother to a sweet boy, born at 34 weeks on 2/11/11.
Proud that I grew 26 lbs of baby before solids, and still counting...
We received banked milk in the NICU. Thank you, donors!!!