Jenn... love the pics on your blog... Nora's looking so cute!
Pie... I feel like I've lost touch with all my preggo buddies since they graduated, so give me the update... how's the job search? Any promising leads?
I've already fallen so far behind that I can't personalize more than that... but thanks to all for sharing their birth stories. I've processed a lot since, and meeting with my midwife the other day helped. She confirmed for me that what happened had nothing to do with me... had he not flipped around, the baby would've been born by the early a.m. and I would've done it. I remember reading y'all's birth stories and how hard you were on yourselves... CJ, in particular... I thought, wow, she DID it. Why does she think she failed? It's amazing what we expect from ourselves. Did I think I was supposed to enjoy it? Jeez. So I'm feeling better about what happened... I still don't know what I'll do next time. We're going to do this again in a couple of years, so there's time. I hated being in the hospital, they just kept interfering, and I was there sooo long. I couldn't wait to get home. But DH isn't really comfortable with a VBAC at home... I think he'd feel safer in the hospital if I were going to do that.
Dee... I wondered if you were trying to protect me
I appreciate that. It definitely would've freaked me out! I'm sorry you had such a rough time. Are you feeling better? Does Mathilde let you sleep much? Oliver is still so random... sometimes he'll "cluster-feed" and then give us a long 4-hour stretch of sleep later, but I never know if it'll happen during the night or the day. I'm glad I'm off work right now. Don't beat yourself up for supplementing... I had to supplement in the hospital for jaundice (should've read up about possible newborn complications so I could've fought that battle a little better... I'm convinced they got way overinvolved in treatment before it was necessary, but whatever. They caught me off-guard!) Do what works, take care of you, and breastfeed as much as you can however much that turns out to be, which is what it sounds like you're doing. We all do what works for us and all of our situations are different.
Lane, sorry the bottle is back-ordered... I heard they sell it at Babies R Us but I don't know if it's at every branch... it wasn't listed in my state. We're going tomorrow so I'll try to remember to look. What are the other bottles you ordered? We're going to have to do this soon... although our problem wasn't getting him to take the bottle, it was getting him to latch to ME afterwards. It was too soon. Stupid hospital staff. Grr... I think of you often and your super-spraying boobs... not that Ollie gives me much of a chance to build up my milk but every once in a while, I can spray DH pretty good. Fun party tricks!
Ok, that's all the time I have folks! It's waking up!