I'm sorry I've been off for a while. I've been so busy taking care of little Elijah and trying to take care of myself in between. But I wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS to all the new moms out there. I looked at all yall's birth stories & pics! The little cuddlebugs are just adorable!!! And good luck to all the still pregnant ladies, your day is coming soon!
Update on me: Elijah is doing great!!!! My only sad news is that I have stopped breastfeeding It just wasn't working out. Since he was premie, he just wasn't nursing well enough to get the nutrients he needed, so I was basically pumping around the clock and the pump just didn't keep my supply up. About a week ago, I was only pumping enough for 2 bottles a day and had used up all my frozen supply. I just thought it just wasn't worth it. I was so tired from nursing/feeding him the bottle/then pumping. By the time I was done, he was hungry again, lol. Leaving no time for me. So, I just weaned myself this past week. At least he had only breast milk for the first month of his life. He has been doing well on the formula this past week though and he is gaining weight and healthy. I guess the good part is that I'll have that glass of wine pretty soon, lol. The bad part is my boobs are now tiny again, lol. POOP! I liked having a little cleavage! Oh well.
BTW, does anyone know how long it takes for your boobs to stop letting your milk down? It's been 5 days since I've completely stopped pumping and although my boobs feel completely empty, I still let down milk sometimes and leak a little.