Kevin has recently decided that we need to feed Brady one bottle of formula for his final feeding of the night (excluding the middle of the night feeding). Last night he tried to convince me that it was “so you can freeze more of your breast milk,” but I’m no fool. This daddy seems to think that a bottle of formula is the key to getting our sweet little boy to sleep through the night. I am all for Brady sleeping through the night, but I just thought it was funny that he is pushing the formula “so I can freeze my breast milk.” And if only formula was the key to getting babies to sleep through the night, then every mom would formula-feed! 🙂
Any who, here’s where the story actually begins. Kev offered to get the final bottle (of formula) ready for me before he hit the sack (I feed Brady his last bottle so Kev can get to bed earlier and then Kev handles the middle of the night feeding so I can get some sleep). I managed to notice that he was dumping the formula in the bottle before he added the water, so I told him that the directions actually say to do it the opposite. I see him looking at the directions on the side of the formula container as I walk past the kitchen to go to the bathroom, as to try and figure out the correct way for himself.
Next thing I know, I hear “Oh, poor child. No wonder he’s had so many blowouts lately!”
He walks into the bathroom with this big smile on his face and completely laughing at what he’s been doing wrong the entire time he’s been mixing up his son’s bottles.
My loving, helpful husband had just discovered he had been mixing 1 scoop of formula for every once of water! If you’re not familiar with formula, it’s supposed to be 1 scoop for every 2 ounces, so poor Brady has been getting some potent bottles!
For the rest of the night, we’d look at each other and just crack up laughing! What Brady doesn’t know won’t hurt him, right?!! No wonder we’ve gone through 1 container of formula already!