What I've Been Missing
by, 27-Jun-2015 at 03:45 (466 Views)
So today I picked up my first AB supplies. I drove out to Walmart and picked up some baby wipe, a bottle, and a package of two pacifiers. The bottle I chose was the Playex Ventaire bottle and the pacifiers I grabbed were Nuk size 3's. When I finally got a chance to be alone I brought in the stuff from my car and started setting up. I filled the bottle with juice, took the pacifiers out of the package and set up a diaper and a changing station. I diapered up and before doing anything else grabbed my bottle from the nearby chair to try out.
I had never expected it to have such an affect on how it feels to be padded. Sucking on the bottle made me feel safe in a way and it calmed me to the point that I didn't even feel the need to put on the clothes I usually put on over my diaper. After finishing about half of the bottle I put it to the side (a bit reluctantly) and plopped the pacifier in my mouth. It too was a strange but comforting feeling that just made me feel calm and like all of my worries were fading away. I'm actually sucking on it now as I write this. I never was too sure about how I would feel about the AB side of things but I think I can definitely say that my decision to embrace with a caretaker that I know and trust is going to be a great experience.
I did run into one problem though. The bottle, since it's designed for babies, does not have a high enough flow rate for me. Is there a way I can fix this or will the problem fix itself in time as I use it more often?