Thursday, October 9, 2008

Uh... Moo??

So... I've been following this protocol to induce lactation - which is why I've gained 12 freakin' pounds since the first of June; I have to say that I am way less than pleased with that part of the whole process, because now I have exactly ONE pair of jeans that I can squeeze my newly fattened ass into!! But, I have finally been able to stop the BCPs - that's the good news - so hopefully this hormonally-induced weight gain will soon resolve itself. I have begun to gross myself out with all of the puffiness, so I have put myself on a strict diet to aid in the loss. There are MANY reasons that I hate BCPs!! I avoided most of the moodiness this time around (at least I think I did...) but the weight gain hit me full force.

ANYway... I took my last BCP last Saturday and starting using the breast pump on Sunday afternoon/evening. The first day or so produced just drops - not enough to get out of the cones... now, just 4 short days later... I'm getting half an ounce at each session, and since I'm pumping every 3 hours (don't get me started on that as I am becoming more and more sleep deprived and less and less amused by the idea of inducing lactation) that means that I'm getting about 4 oz/day after only 4 days! I am totaly amazed at what my body has been able to do!! To even think that I would be able to breastfeed the Doodle-bops when I didn't carry her and give birth to her - well, I'm just stunned - and amazed - by my boobs! LOL

M called today to tell me that the appointment time for our OB visit next Thursday was changed and I discovered that seeing her name on the caller ID still makes me want to puke; here we are, just 5-1/2 short weeks from delivery, and I am still terrified that each call brings bad news! I guess it's not going to stop until she delivers Annelise into my hands... of course, that brings a whole new set of worries with it, right??

I've been reading/hearing about SIDs lately and now that has me totally freaked out!! B and I were discussing the best position for a baby to sleep in... when First Born was little, you put them on their tummies; that gradually shifted to sleeping on their sides. Now, the infamous "they" say that you should always put the baby to sleep on his/her back to reduce the risk of SIDs, but that increases the risk of a flat-headed baby... so many things to worry about!!

On a positive note, I finally have all of the boys stuff back in their rooms - at least, the stuff they still want is in there - the rest is still in my living room. But, hopefully a major trip to GoodWill will solve that little problem. I have to work a day shift tomorrow, and I'm hoping that I can talk B into taking the stuff for me tomorrow... of course, he has misplaced the keys to the truck, so maybe not...

2 comments:

JourneyofHope said...

Sounds like you are doing great with your pumping! That's so awesome!

JourneyofHope said...

I also wanted to add that I am totally freaked out by SIDS. I am getting an angelcare movement monitor to help with this worry. If you haven't already - check it out.

You are almost there lady.