Decent night here. The baby went to bed at 6 pm, not on purpose, but she just needed a nap really bad and fell asleep so I put her upstairs. She's still sleeping. I woke her at 9 pm to feed her, she woke up at 12:30 pm to eat, but H handled that one. I'm up bc i was overdue to pump.
J is back to "school" today. I'm headed downtown around 3 for a doctors appointment, and having dinner with some of my girlfriends. So H has the whole evening and bedtime routine to himself. J and him haven't had this kind of alone time yet, and I'm excited for her to get bond with her Dad w/o me around, and for H to see what it's like to handle the baby solo....haha!
Down at 7, up at 12 (I should have gone to bed), up at 4:30 and still sleeping. I try to feed him while pumping before work but he isn't having it today. Sorry H. I am off to work soon even though it's supposed to be super today. I'm bummed.
A went to bed at 7, up at 1130 and 3, but still asleep now! The 3am feeding took a long time (45mins) to get her back down but otherwise I'm happy. Both kids were out cold at 7 for the first time ever, so H and I got to sit and have a drink in front of the tv (after we stripped and cleaned the deck so I can stain it this week), so it was a wonderful, productive, yet relaxing evening!
No plans today..just me and the kids and H will likely be late after work so I'm going to try to get dd1 outside as much as humanly possible so bedtime repeats itself tonight - she spent yesterday outside but the previous days she didn't and she wouldn't go to sleep until after 8.
glb30, story of our life usually - 1 or both of us pass out!
Things I forgot: - Had my 6w pp appt yesterday and got cleared for regular life. When I told H, he said "we can have sex!!!" - I had to disappoint him and tell him sorry H, but just because the Dr says Ok does not mean I say ok! But I have my appt to go back in for an IUD - I'm going the hormonal IUD route and will see how it goes - if I don't like it (I'm worried about it making my acne come back/worse), then it comes out and I wait until I'm done nursing to go on something else. - I'm still dealing w/ oversupply and forceful letdown issues and am SO sick of watching A choke every feeding. I woke up with 1 side really really full b/c I block fed overnight, so I just went ahead and pumped that side (I know it doesn't help fix the oversupply but I wanted to see how much I'd get this once). I got 5oz in about 2 mins of manual pumping & was still going, and A just nursed on that side and is full (but no choking problem!). Mornings are usually worst for her so I'm thinking I may do my once a day pumping (like I did w/ dd1 to build a stash) in the AM before she wakes up to build a stash and make it less miserable for her.
Post by erinshelley21 on May 17, 2017 6:16:21 GMT -5
Not a bad night here. DS slept well and DD woke up at 130 and 530. I really need to quit falling asleep in the chair at the motn feeding so I can get her to eat on the other boob and so my neck won't hurt. I'm hoping eating on the second boob will help her sleep until 615ish so I can get ready for the day before both kids get up.
No big plans today. Just work. It's my payday though!
kaits8, I could have written absolutely everything you just wrote lol. I'm thinking I'm going to do the hormonal IUD as well. I'm kind of nervous about it for some reason? The convenience though is selling me.
As for oversupply/let down - it's SO frustrating when he chokes and screams and then seems to be scared to try and latch again. I've been doing morning pumping as well to build a stash and it does help with nursing throughout the day I think because he eats so frequently (1-2 hours) so it's manageable. Also I think sometimes he's just better at eating or hungrier because he's been keeping up with the let down lately.
Also - holy crap 5 oz. in 2 minutes! Don't you wonder where it all comes from sometimes?!
mosdub I've only ever been on the pill, which I loved but isn't bf friendly, so the Dr sold me on the iud. I'm nervous too since I have no experience with it but she said "worst case, we take it out and figure something else out". All I know is I don't want another baby any time soon so sign me up!
I started out the day all "I'm going to embrace momming today and not get mad at anyone!". It's 9am, A won't nap (on try #3 now, been up for over 2 hours), and I'm already over the kids and just want bedtime to be here.
Post by moutonrouge on May 17, 2017 8:26:26 GMT -5
mosdubkaits8 I've had the same struggle with oversupply and let down. It's gotten better as she's gotten bigger. But I think pumping in the morning increased my supply (I was pumping the side she didn't nurse on) because my body thought I needed more in the morning. And that, I think, led to mastitis. I've been trying just pumping an ounce or two to reduce engorgement, but not to empty the breast. So far it seems to be better - both breasts aren't rock hard in the morning, at least.
kaits8 - I went the hormonal IUD route this time and also have adult acne. It's at the same level it was when I was on a birth control pill, and definitely not any worse. Maybe someday I'll outgrow the acne..and probably replace it with wrinkles.
Post by erinshelley21 on May 17, 2017 10:12:25 GMT -5
DH talked to SFIL about the picture he sent me of DD crying yesterday. Now I feel like an ass even though it did hurt my feelings a little bit. I know he 100% didn't mean any harm by it and if she was older I would probably find it funny. I mean it is kind of funny because she does love to eat, but in a perfect world I would still be off of work and she could eat all day long.
erinshelley21 it's probably good you had H say something. I'm sure he didn't mean anything by it, and he probably didn't even think about the fact that it would upset you. I would have wanted H to say something too.
kaits8 I was nervous/unsure about the iud. I ended up doing the implant that goes in your arm. (Nexplanon I think is what it is called.) It's good for 3 years, which is fine because if we decide to have another, it would likely be in that time frame. It's compatible with breast feeding, so we went that route. It was a little uncomfortable for a day or two (occasional poking when I moved my arm the wrong way) but now I don't feel it at all.
The drop off at J's daycare went so so so much better today. They opened a new baby room yesterday, and it's J's room and she got the teacher I love. Plus, there are only 2 other babies in the new room, and they were both born within 2 days of her. They were both sleeping when she arrived so she was getting one on one story time. I can go back to work feeling comfortable she is in a good place for her.
The kick and play piano is one of the only toys we never got. Now I'm sitting over here thinking we are missing out! We do have a piano kick thing that ties to th3 crib, but it doesn't look nearly as cool. Fomo is strong.
Me too. I know they have it right at target. I'm thinking of getting it.....but, we probably have a lot less toys in general than you.
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