It's good to hear from you. I was just wondering how you were doing the other day.
Let's see if I can remember everything.
I only use Lana wool pads
since Jack was born. LOVE THEM!!!
I wore pads with Tori for at least 6+ months. Basically the whole time while I was working part-time. I had an awesome supply back then. Once I stopped working I would only wear them out and about JIC for a couple of months. I think I stopped at about 10 months? Tori nursed for 2.5+ years. I still had to sometimes put a little pressure against the other breast when I'd feel the letdown to keep from leaking. I was nice and "full" most of the time until I got pregnant with Jackson at 16 months. My supply started quickly taking a massive nose-dive after that. It got really painful to nurse too. I'm not sure if the soreness was caused by the pregnancy or the lack of supply OR if the lack of nursing caused the supply dip that caused the soreness... you know that vicious cycle of cascading factors.
Anyways, I used Lansinoh pads most of the time with Tori, a friend gave me her box of Johnson&Johnson pads... I still have about half a box of those left but haven't used them since discovering wool. Do they go bad?
Anyways, I started using the wool ones after Jack was born. I used them for about 5 months mainly at night and if we went out. I didn't have nearly as good a supply with Jack, even with Tori tandem nursing for at least 6 months (only 1-2 times a day) I started using them with Aidan right after he was born. I stopped using them all the time about 2-3 weeks ago. I do use them when we go out. JIC.
I really don't want to have a wet front anymore than necessary.
I have two pairs and I just alternate them when one starts to feel a bit damp, swap and let it dry out. I wash them every couple of weeks if need be. I have a pair of XS and Small and let me tell you... Small is still HUGE. :LOL I only use those at night, they are too big for my bra for going out and about and I'm a C-D cup too. It's amazing how big 6" across really is. :LOL
Starting solids, I delayed until at least 10+ months with both Tori and Jack. I'd like to do the same with Aidan if possible. EBM diapers are soooo much nicer. :LOL
So sorry to hear about your friend.
Aidan has started spitting up some. Usually right after a good hefty burp. Right on my shoulder.
He's also started "skooching" around on the floor. You know that you never actually SEE them move but they aren't in the same place if you walking away for a second or two. :LOL It's funny to see his personality really starting to take shape.
He's got Jack's chuckle when he's tickled. He loves to have his neck tickled. And he's starting to anticipate a lot. He's such a smiler just like Jack.
Does anyone else's baby have a non-verbal conversation with you while they are nursing? Aidan sits there and "talks" with his eyes and eyebrows He's started "talking" wiith his mouthfull too lately. Mmmm, uummmm, mm, uummm um mmmfst. :LOL
Aidian has a bit of a bald spot on the very back of his head. He likes to rub his head back and forth against stuff whether he is being held or in the swing/bucket/bassinet. (Tori did that too). Poor thing doesn't have a whole lot of hair to start with. I swear he was born with David's slightly receeding hairline.
About growth percentiles. It's my understanding that it really doesn't matter what they are as long as there isn't a sudden dramatic drop or change in percentiles. Like going from 65% down to 15%. YK? Try not to worry, I know its hard.
Thank you for sharing your birth story. I still need to finish writing Aidan's.
Well, Tori had a sore throat last weekend and now Jack is sick. He has that lovely 65 year old smokers phlemy cough. Poor sweetie. He's in good spirits but sounds awful. His nose is a little crusty too. And the weather dropped back down into the 30s again. It was in the 70-80s at the beginning of the week.
: I wish it would make up its mind, everyone keeps getting sick because of the constant changes.
Okay Jack needs a nap and Aidan keeps drifting off in my arms, so its nap time for him too. Wonder if I'll be able to get Miss DramaQueen to take a nap?? Off to try. Will try to post again later.