Saturday, May 15, 2010

Lots to say but no time

Hey all,
I'm still reading your blogs, but boy, this little one is keeping me busy. Breastfeeding has not been smooth and right now pumping is my best option. I'll discuss more later. But the girl is healthy and gaining some of the weight she lost (I wasn't making enough milk at home and she dropped almost a pound from her birthweight, hence the pumping on my part). Her weight is back up and we are doing well. My stiches are less irritating and I can't tell you how exciting it is to be able to bend over again! And, get to sleep on my stomach (although this is only for a moment before my boobs get too full of milk and I have to turn on my side).
But she has been worth every inch of pain or discomfort...What a doll. We are so blessed.
More later!


PJ said...

Oh! Bending over and sleeping on one's tummy! I can't wait to do those things!!! :)

Sorry about the breastfeeding woes.

Glad she is doing well! :)

The Riggs Family said...

The breastfeeding will get easier...just keep trying. My daughter lost a pound after birth too b/c mine took 5 days to come in, but she gained it back quickly. Good luck!

who said life is fair said...

aww, congrats. just saw you had your little one! adorable!

i had issue w/ bf'ing so i exclusively pumped for two months then threw in the towel. a bunch of things working against me (flat nipples/low supply/pre-term baby...). I hope your experience improves but remember that formula isn't the end of the world. It took me a while to realize that but my LO is happy and healthy and formula fed!