Lala - You aren't doing anything wrong.... Like Chiro said, she is fed, clothed, and loved. I just started block feeding yesterday. I've never done it before but that's only because it has taken me 4 kids to realize that I have oversupply and forceful letdown. My left side is worse than my right. Juliet can be nursing on the right side for several minutes past the let down "feeling" and I'll still spray when she unlatches. It was kind of shocking to me. So this is what I do...
I nurse DD while laying back on the couch or a chair so that gravity works against her sucking. Think of it as the milk having to travel uphill. I also started block feeding for 2 hours at a time yesterday and even just 2 hours seems to help soooo much. So from 7-9 I nursed on the right side, then from 9-11 I nursed on the left side. It doesn't matter how often she wanted to nurse. I only stuck to the assigned side for that 2 hours. I also noticed a more greenish color stool whick prompted me to start the block feeding.
If you can talk to your DH and tell him how you feel about his reaction and desire for you to go out more then do it. Just this past week I wrote a letter to DH because I was way too mad to actually talk to him. Men just can't understand what we go through.
Also, I can easily walk around a store and nurse because I have the experience but I still am not in the mood to leave my house. It takes all that I have to do so and I still feel like crying at the thought. I'm a total home-body after having a baby. .... and rightfully so!
AFM - Last night Juliet was unsettled from 7 till around 11. It was so trying. I'm glad that I didn't have anything that I HAD to get done. I tried handing her off to DH but she wasn't happy about that. She just wanted to keep nursing. So she'd eat, then fall asleep, then wake up, and then spit up what she just ate. I had more coffee than normal but still not exceeding the recommended limit yesterday so I'm wondering if that affected her.
We got our veggie garden planted on Saturday. I just have a few rows of flowers to put in the front and we'll be all set to watch it grow. I'm hoping that the work load won't be too terrible. I'm allowing DH to use the tiller to help with the weeds this year. Usually I prefer to do everything by hand. Today I'm going to try and get some baking done. Juliet's Baptism is in 2 weeks so I also have to start planning that.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful day!
Edited by adoremybabe - 5/21/12 at 6:10am