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Thursday, July 2, 2009

1. Tony and I spoke very quickly about his "There should be joy in your eyes." comment . . . turns out I mis-interpreted what he meant . . . or he was too scared to stand by his words a day later. He said that he meant it only in a way that he wished there was joy in my eyes, completely unrelated to the moment.

2. Poor baby boy received his shots yesterday. He immediately started crying and Momma had a hard time as well. I buried my face in his cheeks giving him kisses in an attempt to distract him. The third poke was the worst, I had raised my head and could view his face. His eyes flew wide open and he started wailing. Augh. It was terrible. He was a bit more fussy, but just seemed to sleep a bit more as a result of the shots.

3. I haven't skipped a day in applying my sunscreen. For some reason I take great pride in this! Less wrinkles, less cancer.

4. My confrontation issue has since been resolved. While I attempted to approach it as an adult, the other did not. Regardless, it seems to have blown over for now. I truly appreciate all of the prayers and thoughtful insight in ways to successfully resolve an ishy situation.

5. My supply isn't keeping up with Mr. Man. I'm really worried about this. I may have to start looking into boosters. Tony doesn't seem to understand how badly I want to continue without resorting to formula {no diss to those who are ff, but as I have been successful so far, at this point it would be a disappointment}.

6. I love my mother in law. Honestly have no issues and she's proven herself for the past almost 8 months as a fabulous babysitter for my nephew . . . but I'm still anxious about Isaac being with her today. She took W-F off, so Tony thought it would be nice for her to be able to watch him for a change. I completely agree . . . but still there's just something different about him being with her instead of my Mom.

13 comments:

Kristal said...

#6 - I completely understand.

#5 - There's an herb you can take - fenugreek - that is supposed to help with increasing supply. Maybe that would help?

Ashley said...

I don't know if your doctor said that your supply isn't keeping up, or if it's just something you think...because I was thinking that for awhile but my ped said that she's taking in much more than I think. I agree with Kristal...there are pills/herbs/etc. that you can take before you try formula. But we introduced Evy to a couple of formula bottles and it really eased my mind that we have that as an option. Whatever the case, don't feel like a failure!

Erin said...

Fenugreek, fenugreek, fenugreek- it is fantastic at boosting supply. Also, oatmeal- in ANYTHING. Power pumping works great too- there is info on the kellymom site.

Jenny T said...

I agree - Fenugreek. The docs used to suggest it to mom's who were in the intensive care unit with their little one's and had to pump. You'll be a dairy farm, literally. Also, brewers yeast - my mom swears by it.

Jenifer said...

Fenugreek doesn't always work. I tried it and it did nothing for me. I also tried Mother's milk tea. I also ate oatmeal and drank a ton of water. Nothing helped. I even went on Reglan for 6-8 weeks and finally discovered it was making me sick to my stomach and dizzy all the time. Try all that you can first but sometimes you just cannot produce enough milk. I know I tried. And it's ok to go that route when you have exhausted all of your other options (FF). My pedi said I had done all that I could to increase my milk supply. Good luck.

Sarah Denley said...

I COMPLETELY understand about #5. It isn't so much a supply issue, but recently I've had to consider FF, and it really just upset me so much for some reason. I just did a lengthy post about it. Anyway, totally understand!

Dee said...

Hey! I agree with Fenugreek. I also say pump, pump, pump and, pump some more. After you feed him, pump. Pump any time you can. It sucks, but...your body will eventually make more milk throughout the day...

It sucks but...its worth a shot. Also try Mothers Milk Tea in the health foods section! :)

AJ said...

#6. Amen. C is being watched by MIL most days when I'm teaching summer school. Yay. Ugh.

Bluebird said...

I decided to reply to this post while studying because I came across a quiz question about breast feeding, and thought of you. (Sorta weird, I know. LOL).

Anyways, in the rationale for one of the answer choices was "applying warm packs to the breast will enhance milk flow." I have no experience in the area, so I don't know if it will work, but you could give it a try!

Q, La, and Gooner said...

I am NOT looking forward to the shots. Not. One. Bit.

Style Police said...

Boosting milk supply - night feeds, night feeds, night feeds, night feeds, night feeds, night feeds, night feeds, night feeds, night feeds, night feeds, night feeds, night feeds, night feeds, night feeds, night feeds, it's the 2-4am slot that REALLY boosts prolactin! Go for it!

C said...

I'm so behind on blog-reading, I was completely confused at first, but after reading up a bit, I understand, and am so glad to be caught up on your life! :)

Sweetpea said...

My only suggestion to boost your supply is pump and nurse OFTEN!!! That is the only thing that has helped me so far. It sucks. I won't lie. But it's worth it for me.

My supply really started to dip around 3 months and I was determined to make it to six months (less than a month to go!!). I pump around 8 times a day as well as nurse as often as I can. It's mentally and physically exhausting but it's helped.

Good luck and I hope you can make your BFing goal! You can do it!!

 

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