Wow, how lame am I!? I haven’t posted in way to long. I feel like I just don’t have the time! There are so many of your blogs I still read and I know you all are checking in on me, and there is nothing!! Sooo… If you have been a follower for awhile ( And also have a blog) I’m ready to make some new facebook friends ;) . I feel like it will be easier to keep up with you all and for you to keep up with me! So email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what blog you are from and I will give you my last name so you can look me up!
dang it, I just wrote a whole post and it somehow erased! This will be shorter and to the point I guess since it’s my second time writing it. I go back to work on Sunday and am actually looking forward to it. I was so lucky to get a full 12 weeks of maternity leave to spend with my little monkey, but am ready to get back to work I think. I miss adult interaction mostly. lol. I’m also looking forward to have a reason to to do my hair and put on some makeup. I feel like lately I’ve been in a slump here at home. I don’t usually get out of my pjs and am lucky if I brush my teeth. I don’t go anywhere so I don’t see a reason to get ready. I know it would probably motivate me more around the house if I got ready… but I don’t . Maybe with going back to work I will be more motivated… or less on my days off. haha. Anyone else feel like this?! I’m not looking forward however to Angie staying on night shift and me working the day shift now. We will be on opposite schedules and I’m already not liking it. If the opposite schedules start affecting our relationship Ang said she would switch to days as well but we are going to try this out for a few months. Since I went to days I had to take a 20% pay cut and we are trying to avoid Angie taking that paycut as well. I hear a lot of ppl say getting away and going to work make them feel like they can be a better mom. What are your thoughts?
Dear sweet little monkey,
You will be 2 months old tomorrow. I can’t even belive that it is already been 2 months. It has gone by so fast. When we first brought you home I didn’t know what it would be like to be your mama. I didn’t know how to be a mama, but you have taught me. I can’t imagine our life without you. You keep changing so much every day. Sometimes I want to pause things and not let you get any bigger. You are starting to smile ALL the time. You know who your mom and mama are and give us the best heart melting smiles! Your legs and arms have a new roll in them everyday. You are getting chunky and I love it. You are also practicing you voice and when you lay on your play mat is when you are the most vocal. You are pretty much a happy go lucky baby and you don’t have very many days that you are in a bad mood or are fussy. You are starting to drool and your gums have started to change… I swear you are already getting ready to get teeth. Your mom was eating an apple the other day and put the apple up to your lips and you stuck your tongue out and licked it a few times. We think you liked it! Your head is getting very strong and you are able to hold it up on your own for quite awhile. We practice tummy time atleast 2 times a day. You don’t like it very much, but you are getting stronger from doing it. You starting sleeping more at night (WHOOO HOO) I bet since I’m writing this you will be up more often, but the last 4 of 5 days you have slept 6-8 hours a night. This makes for a happy baby and happy mommies.
Favorite things- your mommies making funny faces at you, kisses on your sweet lips, laying on your barnyard play mat and talking to your animals, walks outside, rides in the car and BATH TIME! Bath time/night time is your favorite. If you are ever fussy and we give you a bath you calm down right away. You like to smile and look at yourself in the mirror when we are bathing you. Your mamas favorite thing is night time with you. I love your clean sweet smelling body and how snuggly you are. I look forward to getting to rock you to sleep and your precious sleep smiles. You also love your morning time with your mom. She says she goes in to get you in the morning and as soon as she leans over the crib you give her a huge smile. You are very lucky to have two moms that love you SO much.
Dislikes- Right after your bath! You hate getting changed into your new diaper and your pjs after your warm bath. I think you get cold and you are hungry for your bed time bottle! You tolerate tummy time but get upset if we leave you there for too long!
I love you so much baby. I hope you know someday how much you are loved.
So it’s been two weeks since I have started the re-lactation business!
Week one was from a Fri-Fri and consisted of me looking up online and getting some good advice from a fellow blogger on what to do. Basically I pumped every two hours and started taking the supplement Fenugreek. The end of the first week I had a lactation consultant come by to help me and head me in the right direction. We tried getting monkey to latch but he wasn’t having any part of it. She thought when I started producing more milk it would be easier to get him on. She said I was doing everything else great. She recommended renting a hospital grade pump b/c hospital grade pumps help increase and establish milk supply where as my pump helps to maintain the supply I have. I wasn’t too excited about having to shell out more $$ to get another pump esp b/c I JUST bought a brand new Medela Pump n’ Style. I also brought up the fact that in the whole week I had been pumping I couldn’t tell that I was getting any more milk and wanted to start taking either domperidone or Reglan. I did my research and decided I didn’t want to do the Reglan b/c of the many side effects. She informs me the domp. is no longer available in the US but that she could put me in touch with a few other mothers that were her clients that have taken it and ordered it online. Oh and week one- producing in a 24 hour period, 1/4-1/2 oz
Week 2- So Friday the lactation lady leaves. Sunday I get in touch with another mamma in my neighborhood and am able to go by and buy from her a months supply of the domperidone. This past Monday I go to the hospital where I delivered and rent a pump. (still not happy about the $$, but figure if I’m going to really do this I need to be comitted and try everything) Happy to report that on Wednesday I had produced 1 oz in a 24 hour period! Still not a lot ppl but technically I doubled my supply! And this morning when I was pumping I got about 1/4-1/2 oz out ( which is what I was getting in a 24 hour period prior) It hasn’t even been a full week since I started taking the domp and new pump ( that will be Monday) I feel like I’m really seeing results and it gets me so excited! AND monkey decided this morning he did want to latch on and nursed like 2 minutes on each side ( which is HUGE.. I usually can’t even get a few suckles) I’m still trying to offer the breast a few times a day.
I will try to update again as things progress. I told myself I would give it a month of pumping and taking the med, so lets keep fingers crossed that my boobs become a milking machine!