Saturday, September 12, 2009

So much fun...

Thank you so much for all of the tips about the fenugreek and everything else. Things went o.k with the lactation specialist (she was wonderful) but I was a little bummed that I didn't walk out of there with all the answers. Jude is doing great with his weight gain but I have NEVER had enough milk for him from day one and I shouldn't have waited almost 3 months to go see her. So Im taking the fenugreek and Im hoping that that helps. It has been such a struggle, to the point that mister almost only wants bottles (which means Im pumping every second) and he is getting to the point now, because the flow of the bottle is so wonderful, that he wants to rip my boob off and throw it out the window when he sees it. So, she recommended pumping about every 1 1/2 hours...I guess I don't need to sign up for a twitter account because you pretty much know what I will be doing at any given time of the day. Is this T.M.I?


Sister came down yesterday afternoon and her, Jen and I went to dinner and saw Julie and Julia (or is it the other way around?) Loved it. Kind of wish it would have been all about Julia though.

Ha! These photo booth pictures never get old to me. I still roll every time...like tears running down my face laugh.



8 comments:

Hannah said...

try the tea mothers milk too... I took both when I had my twins... I had problems too... they were preemies and had hard time sucking... I had clogged ducks all the time and "rusty pipes" where blood would come out with my milk... then to top it all off between pumping and feeding them I ended up having a nipple practically bitten bit off... breast feeding can be hard... But they've always looked so adorable in their Lou and Lee headbands:)

Desiree Fawn said...

drinking fenugreek tea helped me a lot!
I also took domperidone, but I don't think they prescribe that in the states anymore.
fenugreek is SO where it's at ^_^ hope you're doing well!
I also pumped about 10 times a day for the first while. very intense, but now I'm 7 1/2 months into nursing and it's great!!

Jen said...

ok I can't believe you really posted these I am rolling! Such a fun night!!!

Deborah said...

Glad things went okay for you at the specialist. FYI, pumping alone won't stimulate more milk, it's the sucking that creates more milk. And now that he knows how easy bottles are compared to actually bringing your milk it, it can be rough. Just hang in there, if he's hungry, he will nurse eventually. :) Hang in there. The best book I have ever read is The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, such a good resource.

Amy! said...

You are the most BEAUTIFUL twins I ever did see!

sarah marie. said...

it was such a fun night! ha..jk

Gabe and Andrea said...

Hang in there Ann with the whole nursing thing. i had problems with Avery and had to go to a lactation lady too. I ended up being able to nurse for a year. You and your sister look beautiful in these pictures! And little Jude is so so adorable!

sarasophia said...

Ha..you and your sister remind me SO much of me and mine<3