supplemented poop: question for those who have/are supp. I would say DD is currently getting 3/4 formula and 1/4 bmilk,...so how come all of her poops are definitely bf poops - mustard yellow/seedy?? I expected them to look more like formula poops since that's the majority of her feeds. Is there one massive formula poop lurking in there??
decreasing supp: I know that I need to decrease supp to increase supply but I'm not sure how to decrease supp when she is mostly f-fed at this point, without running into dehydration etc again? I'm also worried about night feedings - she only wakes once or twice but I'm having trouble bf'ing at night - She will feed for ages and then still need supp - I'm having trouble staying awake and I'm not comfortable side laying etc and falling back asleep while she feeds - my breasts are large/soft and I'm afraid of suffocating her Wisdom? I guess I should pull out the sns again, I've just been avoiding it....maybe I'll order a lact-aid. I'm just not sure how much effort I'm willing to put in when it's not clear if we'll have any significant supply...I know that sounds terrible, esp. when I'm so excited to have ANY supply...but I refuse to turn into a crazy mess over it this time
I'm thankful there are so many mamas here who have had experience with low supply...it can feel so isolating when you're surrounded by people who have no idea what a struggle it is. I pumped an ounce yesterday and I was so thrilled at that huge amount (haha) and all I could think about was how most mamas probably leak that much several times a day! It's a whole different experience.
freezer meals: all I can say is THANK YOU, CRAZY NESTING PAST ME...I'm so glad to have a freezer full of good food...DH would feed us frozen pizza for every meal if I hadn't stocked the deep freeze! This week's menu includes meatloaf, stuffed shells, enchiladas, muffins and cookies and strawberry shortcake! And a frozen pizza
Stoves: Um, terrifying!! We just bought a new stove and thank heavens I took DD1 with me to shop for it - I was about to buy a stove with front knobs when I noticed her walking down the row of stoves turning all the knobs!! It would never have occurred to me until I got it home that it was perfect toddler height to turn on!! Duh!! It's wierd that it's more expensive to get the knobs on the back, eh? My Dh wouldn't have been as freaked out either - he'd say something like "well, no point worrying about it, the house DIDN'T burn down"....
Chelsea: Yay!! He's home!!! I'm so happy for you!! I know what you mean - it's hard to believe they're ours...it's too wonderful to believe!
Mambera: I am also thrilled when my boobs start to ache - it means there's something there for her!!! Totally weird ;)
Rosemary: I've been thinking about you and hoping your friend is doing better? So sad! I want more pictures of Iona- because she is adooorable and looks so much like her mama!!
Originally Posted by not_telling
AFM - Day 1 of just-me-and-the-kids wasn't too bad. Got DS to school on time...maybe cuz I was already awake with DD for an hour before my alarm went off. Things got a little dicey during the time between DS coming home and DS going up for nap. He was pooping on the potty in the living room...and "just thinking about things" on the potty and also looking at a toy catalogue while on the potty..so I took advantage and tried to eat some english muffin pizzas real quick before I had to get him ready for nap. Then DD got all fussy, so I had my finger in her mouth to suck on, eating pizza with the other hand, encouraging DS to just stay on the potty so I wouldn't have to get him cleaned up just yet...then the doorbell rings and it's this guy from the roofing company (they did work back in august/sept) showing up unannounced to tell us we owe more money and DD is fussing/crying in my arms and DS is stinking up the living room and my pizzas are getting cold and I didn't want to be dealing with the roofing guy cuz I know DH wasn't happy about some things (they broke one of the flagstones on our patio and got roofing gunk on some of the stones and left nails scattered around). I kept looking at the guy like, really? You really want me to deal with this right now?
This made me laaaaaugh (in a sympathetic way, of course )
DH and I were in the middle of utter chaos last night with two kids and supper, and we just looked at each other and started laughing. It was a wonderful chaos.