Originally Posted by hakeber
See, that is precisely why I would not rely on any method of birth control that may or may not depend on the appetite of a baby. Too difficult to regulate and who wants to route for their baby sleeping LESS?
I agree. We were relying on this method up until this last Thursday when I finally got the Mirena inserted. Ela still nurses every 2-3 hours MOST nights, but DH and I were dtd 3 or 4 times a week and I just started getting too worried about it. We ABSOLUTELY can not have another right now, so IUD it is. So far so good, but it's been in for less than a week.
|... I looked and saw one of my nursing tanks from the dirty laundry basket over her shoulder and under Emily's chin...apparently the SECOND she smelled my "smell" she calmed right down and was her usual smilely self.
OMG that is so adorable, I teared up. I might try that trick when I have to go back to work in 3 weeks. She might not need it though because she and DH get plenty of time together and she's just as comfortable with him as she is with me. In fact, on the days when DH works I swear she KNOWS shen he's about to come home because she gets kind of fussy and impatient, and then he comes home and holds her against his chest while walking around the apartment until she falls asleep. Adorable.
I'm nervous about returning to work. I have to call WIC this week and see about getting a pump, and I'm hoping that I don't encounter any problems with that. DH and I are going to arrange our schedules so that Ela is home with one of us while the other is working, which helps. It might mean that I get to see less of DH, which will be tough, but we'll make it work
As for right now, things are going really well. Ela is a doll and just "talks" up a storm. The other day we were out and about almost all day and she sleeps like a log in the sling, so by the time we got settled in at home I felt like I missed her, even though I was wearing her all day. She's 10 weeks now and getting bigger every day. Over 13lbs and 24 inches long.
She sleeps really well in our bed. Even on the nights when she eats every 2-3 hours we all sleep really well. Side-lying nursing is a godsend.
I'm a little frustrated with my weight. I've been going back to the gym for the past 3 weeks and have seen very little movement on the scale. I had to take a break this weekend on Dr's orders after the IUD insertion, but I got back at it yesterday and plan to go 5X a week until leave is up. I've dropped a pants size and can now squeeze
into a size 6, but the scale is being stubborn. I remember when all I had to do was think
about losing weight and it fell off. Ugh.