Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Eleven Weeks Old

This past Monday was a bit of a rough day. I made less milk than I normally do (normally I'm at about 8 ounces and was at 6 ounces). Obviously this was completely due to the stress of making sure he gets his weight up (so that he is not labeled as "Failure to Thrive" - No Pressure, right?)! After a conversation with a lactation consultant and Connor's pediatrician, I felt a little bit better going into Tuesday. Unfortunately, I think due to stress, I literally pumped half of what I had been producing. On top of that, when I got home, I could not nurse him. So then, finally late that night when I tried giving him formula, he decided I was the worst mommy in the world and showed it by screaming bloody murder (obviously I know I'm not a bad mommy, but I had to temporarily explain to an 11 week old that mommies can sometimes gives babies bottles and that's okay too).


Because I'm absolutely determined to try nursing a little longer, it was at that point that I decided I needed to take some time off of work to see a lactation consultant and stay home and devote some time to just figuring this out before Connor's doctor appointment in the afternoon on Thursday. And that did it (well, that and maybe the 9 Fenugreek I'm taking a day)! Today was just like normal!!

Hopefully this is a change that's heading us in a good direction!

3 comments:

Jen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Good Luck! Did you know that with the new contract you can take 2 parental leave days that are different from your sick days? This is nice to get extra time with Connor and not use up sick days. Let me know if you have questions. I am sending good thoughts your way.

Mrs. Howard said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes! I used them to extend my maternity leave, though. Thank you for the good thoughts! We've been telling Connor all week that when he got on that scale, he needed to "Think Heavy!" and it must have worked! hehe...that and all the breastmilk we've pumped in him over the past 6 days!

Katie Taylor said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yay!! I'm sure he will continue to gain weight! Good luck little buddy. Oh and those pictures of Connor are sooooo cute!!

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