First off, thank you *so much* to all of you... you were all so darn supportive while I was struggling beyond belief with the whole bfing thing. There are still sometimes that it's tough (but they're *my* issues... not Lucy's .. she's latching on like a champ at least 95% of the time now!), but I'm working through it largely because of the support and suggestions I received on here.
For a while I really was just about ready to give up. Except that I couldn't because I was determined to make it work. But I sure thought about it... probably more than I should have. Instead, we kept at it and things are just going wonderfully.
Heck, I've even NIP!! Can you believe it?? Funny thing is dh was a bit... dismayed by the idea of it (silly dh) .... I mean, I was just going to Whip Out The Boob In Public?!?! Heck yeah, I told him. Well, I'm more discreet than that and had a baby blanket to cover anything
But it worked! Plus, dh was all for it after that because we got to enjoy our meal instead of having a fussy baby. It's *WAY* easier to whip out a boob than to worry about where you're going to get a clean water supply with water at the right temperature, mix it up with formula (that hopefully you remembered), etc....
I'm stilll not so coordinated and pretty much need both arms since the only way I can get to really work the best is with the cross-carry hold (gosh, I *think* that's the name)... I can't get the traditional left-arm-under-baby-while-on-the-left-boob hold down (yeah, I can't remember the name of it, so I made one up)... I can get the football hold to work most of the time too, so at least I have two options. I still haven't quite mastered laying down and bfing, but we're working towards that!
Phew... lots of words just to say, "Thanks!" and "Things are going great!"