Monthly Archives: September 2011

2 months

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.

Love, Mama

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Lactation update

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!

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