Friday, October 22, 2010

Did breastfeeding end up working??

Well, I'm very happy to say that YES it did!!! At the time the babies were born I was pumping 20 or so ounces per day and freezing it. It was great because I had a deep freezer full of milk! I was able to nurse the babies the very day they were born and they have continued to do great! When they were about two months old we started using formula as well because I cant meet the needs of two babies but for me it was never only about the nutrition. It was about the connection between us that comes with nursing. I wont say that it was easy. The meds you take to induce lactation can make you a bit crazy. I gained almost 30 pounds and I was hot ALL the time. But.....................I would do every bit of it all over again. Just yesterday I was nursing Jillian and she pulled off and smiled at me, then latched back on. Worth every pound....every hot flash.....every mood swing. All of it! Its a decision that I'm so happy I chose! I'm not sure how long I will continue to nurse, but for now, we are enjoying every minute!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

out of order post

For part 1 of my birth story, scroll down past "its been 5 weeks already" The posts are out of order for some reason.
And a new picture update........... Getting big!! Almost 11 weeks already!!!