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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Oh The Blur

Alan apparently watched Rocky and feed the baby bottles half the night. I had to get up and pump, of course, but at one point, I slept for 5 hours IN A ROW. Holy moly, it was nice. I'm so blessed that Loki will take the bottle or breast equally well. He gained an ounce today, so I guess he's eating enough. Of course, when I did pump (once yesterday when the pain was unbareable and once this morning after the five hour slumber), I made about 12 ounces in less than 5 minutes. That's crazy, of course. No one does that. Sigh.

Ander was sitting in the back seat of the car day before yesterday, and he busted out with, "oh my freakin' God." Guess we are letting words slip that oughtn't.

I feel like I never stop. Wake. Pump. Shower. Feed baby. Feed me and Ander. Change Ander. Change baby. Feed baby. Feed Ander. Ander down for nap. Feed me. It just never ends. I think it will be better once Lochlan is off the bili light, but I figure that's going to be Friday at the earliest. His levels are going down, but pretty slowly.

We've had fewer visitors than I expected. P and E came over one night. My youngest sister visited the next night. But one of my sisters is pregnant and nearing the end, so extra trips are exhausting to her. The other has a sick kid, so she is not coming around until he is better. And my mom and dad haven't been by all week (which, yes, I think is strange, but normal for them). I think it helped that we brought the baby to a family event, so everyone got to see him there.



Frog said...

12 ounces... oh, my... I don't think I every pumped that much ever.

Hopefully things will get better in a few weeks and you'll have a little routine.

I want to visit very badly, just super busy right now.

Anonymous said...

"I made about 12 ounces in less than 5 minutes. That's crazy, of course. No one does that. Sigh."
Um, Yeah, I did that. Talk about make you thirsty and hungry!

Hopefully your oversupply concerns and pains will level out over the next couple of months. LLLI.org has some really good articles on overproduction/oversupply issues. For me it was oversupply with an overactive letdown. I was literally choking my baby. It was a difficult time, but well worth it in the long run. Breastfeeding for us was nowhere near fun for the first few months. I've heard people say that by 4months breastfeeding is like autopilot, but it took us 6months to get to that point. Then people were asking me how long was I going to breastfeed...my response was, I've been working all this time for it to be easy, I'm certainly not going to wean him now! LOL. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. Leah

Sammy Jankis said...

Our baby's first movie was Rambo (IV) by the way, not Rocky. How could you get those mixed up?