Thanks, everyone, for the kind words and reassurance about River's hip harness thing. It's comforting to hear that it doesn't usually bother babies. I have so many questions to ask the doc tomorrow morning about how it will affect bfing, babywearing, and how we hold her and dress her. I'm sure it will be okay, and I'm glad that the chances are good we can get this fixed now instead of letting it potentially turn into a lifelong disability. But from now on, whenever anyone tells us, "We have to check your baby for X, there's only a 2% chance that she has it but we're just checking as a precaution," I will assume she probably has X, because that's what keeps happening.
On DTD, I'm rarin' to go (hoping to get the go-ahead at my 6 week appt on Friday), but DH seems not to care one way or the other.
I've mentioned a couple times that I'm looking forward to it, but have gotten no response. I don't know what that means, but at least he's not pressuring me, so I guess that's good?
Last night River kept asking to nurse, then nursing for a couple minutes and stopping. Finally I thought that maybe she wasn't getting any milk, so I tried pumping to see what I could get. I pumped for 10 minutes and only got 1/2 oz total from both sides, so she definitely wasn't getting much. I started getting upset because I wasn't making enough milk for her and she was looking at me like, "Are those things broken? What's wrong?" Then I remembered what Nancy said a few weeks ago about how she figured out she wasn't making much milk because she wasn't drinking enough water. (Thanks, Nancy!) And I realized I hadn't had much water and had spent quite a bit of time in the sun in the desert during the afternoon. I drank like 64 ounces of water in the next hour, and sure enough, next time River nursed she got lots of milk and was much happier.
: Seriously, what would I do without MDC and you wonderful mamas? Life would be a lot harder.