Definitely congrats, OneMore. I have to say I'm really glad DH got the big V. I've had baby fever lately, even though my body is in no shape for another pg, and even if it were, I can't handle it again emotionally. Physically I need to be done. Yet looking at birth photos has me wanting to do it all over again, as much as I had 3 horrible, awful labors/births, for some reason there's a part of my brain that says next time it could be different. No. After 3, all signs point to that's just the way it is for me.
Formula - it does cause constipation. A lot of that is the iron. When adding it into the diet, the peds tend to say that as long as they poop without excessive straining once a week, they're fine. If they don't, then you need to switch brands. If you know you're needing one bottle a day, you might try mixing it with the bottle of BM. It makes it more digestible.
Onemore - keep nursing and just keep an eye on her would be your best bet. Make sure her # of wet dipes doesn't drop now that you're pg again. Work on increasing solids and then sort of follow your gut from there.
At this point I have enough milk in the freezer to get another week or two of EBM, and then I'm saving all the small bags and ice cubes of milk for once we switch over so she can get a little bit of BM each day. She's going to get a little BM, a little formula, a little cow's milk from our herd-share (if tolerated), and I'm going to start her on eating homemade pate of chicken liver, egg yolks and coconut oil, which are 3 of the dietary sources of vitamins/minerals she needs. I'll probably wind up adding in the rest of them, too.
Looking at the recipe for homemade formula from WAPF, it contains 2 cups of milk, 2 Tb of cream, 1/4 c of whey, probiotics, CLO, sunflower oil, EVOO, CO, nutritional yeast, gelatin and acerola. That's for a day. So at this age, I'm thinking I can get most of that into her in other ways. The nutritional yeast and gelatin aren't used in the meat-based formula, so if she'll eat the liver, I'll probably skip them.
I went and saw the doc this morning for my health problems. He's immediately referring me to an endocrinologist, who he called up after I left and consulted with on the bloodwork to order. They suspect Cushing's Syndrome, but the blood tests will tell us more. I'm not going to be able to do them until next week though, since I'm sick again right now, with suspected Strep. So, we'll see.
And E fell asleep in the carrier (on my back) while I was at the doc's today. First time. She even transferred into the car, and then from car to crib, which is also a first. Very happy about that. I'm going on vacation at the end of March with both kids (no hubby), and I was worrying about her getting naps, but it looks like she's going to do just fine.