Jazzybaby9 – Hmmm…resolutions. I’ve never been too big on that, but first and foremost I am going to forbid myself to wear anymore maternity clothing out of the house unless it double-duties as nursing attire. Also, I’m going to make a concerted effort to stop being so angry. 2007 handed me so many challenges and I feel like I’m still carrying them around. : I’d like to lose 10 more pounds along with every other woman in the world too , but I’m not going to make it a resolution. If it happens, it happens! Happy New Year, mama! :
KatieJJ334 – Going to the doctor today and just praying that I picked a good one out of my insurance book. : I prefer to go off of other people’s referrals, but the only good one I got wasn’t a participating provider. Damn insurance companies! I have excruciating ear pain though and am hearing everything doubled on my left side so I’m a little scared…hopeful they can give me something that I can take and continue to bf. I would hate to pump and dump knowing that both my son and Gavin would be losing out! Wish me luck!
Sunshine’s Mama – I am so sorry about your mother. I will pray for her :. What you are going through sounds so scary. I’m new to the group, so I don’t know much background, but will offer a shoulder if you need it.
Lactivist – It was really hard to feel happy on new year’s eve knowing I was supposed to spend it taking care of Jessica and her boys. We had talked about the evening a couple weeks ago and I told her I was her “date” for the evening. We were both looking forward to it I think and it never ever crossed my mind that she wouldn’t get to see 2008. I am hoping for more happiness in this year and that her family can make a new start in the new year in peace and without pain in their lives. Thank you for thinking of all of us
Forestrymom – We have an exersaucer and at first DS didn’t like it at all probably because it was up in his bedroom. I moved it into our livingroom and now he loves it, even when we’re in the same room. He really likes to stand and be able to be self-sufficient at times. He tries to jump in it like his jumperoo, but gets frustrated because it isn’t really made for jumping. He loves to jump…all day and all night…on your lap, on the floor, in the jumper, in the tub (so dangerous)…it is ridiculous. In any event, I think the exersaucer is great now because, like you said, if you need to quickly do a chore, you know your babe is safe and entertained for a few minutes. They need to know how to entertain themselves here and there too after all!
Plaid Leopard – I am going to Jack’s this weekend to drop off milk and pick up Jessica’s clothes . I will definitely check to see if he got your package. I’m sure he did, but probably doesn’t know where or how to respond. I’ll get back to you as soon as I know and if I talk to him before then I’ll ask.
Nikkihoi – DH is right, you need to be more positive. How much of BFing success is attitude and belief in yourself that you can do it? You CAN do it, you probably just need to relax. Please excuse me if I’m out of line, I don’t mean to be. I just know how frustrating it can be when you’re pumping and nothing comes out or very little does. Maybe you’re dehydrated? I know Jess recommended, and I really like, the Mother’s Milk tea by Traditional Medicinals. We both would go through tons of it and I think it works well, but maybe that’s just me. Either way I hope things get better soon. Have a little faith and if you need to supplement, it is not the worst thing in the world. At least your LO is getting some BM and that is the best gift you can give!
Ok, well that’s probably it until tomorrow (like I didn’t just write a novel). Having a blue day…just feeling sad about a lot . I hate going to the doctor and so few people understand just how important BFing is to me and that it is a priority above and beyond. Hopefully I don’t meet too much opposition with this new doc. I’ll all let you know what’s up tomorrow and I hope you all have great Wednesdays! I’m back to work which really is crummy.
Love ya mama’s!