UGH can I just say how physically and emotionally draining it is, to have to go in for daily weight checks, since Elijah kept losing weight. He was born at 9lb3oz, and as of yesterday, he was down to 8lb1oz. I've been doing EVERYTHING, including dietary supplements, eating oatmeal, drinking more water, really giving him time to latch on (since I had to start supplementing with formula and pumped BM due to low supply, and he is lazy to latch on now), the list goes on. DH and I have hardly slept, and been on pins & needles over little man's weight. After supplementing even more, and allowing less time between feedings, he weighed in at 8lb9oz today. How could he have gained half a pound in one day!?! HOLY CRAP! Now I just need to work on my supply even more. Once the Fenugreek and Blessed Thistle kick in, and I start smelling like a breakfast restaurant (side effect of the supplements), hopefully I'll be producing gallons & not need the formula. I hate how much the formula stains and smells, compared to BM. *phew*
I also have other stress going on, with the new school term, and my ex-husband throwing our parenting arrangements for a loop, after almost being ready to give up all custody/rights. LONGGGG story, but I'm hoping he's made changes for the better, instead of trying to be a control freak, which is my biggest concern for his change of heart..