Saturday, March 2, 2013

Quick Photo Dump and Update

I'm sorry for my absence and lack of commenting. Please don't take this as a complaint, but being a momma is really hard! My baby girl, just like in the womb, isn't gaining enough weight. Her pediatrician wanted me to supplement with formula, but eventually agreed to let me try pumping after feedings and supplementing that way. I quickly discovered that my milk supply is below where it needs to be. While I am doing everything I can to increase my supply (supplements, nursing and then pumping), I am now also supplementing with formula. I am, admittedly, having a really hard time with all this. It's just so much, but I want her to gain weight and bs healthy.

We also went through a bought of jaundice that required two days worth of a bili blanket, which made us both miserable.

I had my mom here with me until this afternoon, and I miss her so much already (we live 5 hours away). I'm terrified to spend my first day alone on Monday when JP goes back to work. My anxiety levels are pretty high, but I am starting to feel a little better. I look at this precious little face, and I just know that somehow I'll figure it all out.


  1. Awww love the pics! Don't forget to get some pictures with you too!! Sounds like you are working hard to help that baby girl grow. You hang in there Momma!!

    I think I would be petrified to be by myself at first too, but I'm sure you will figure it out and be just fine :)

  2. She is the cutest thing ever! Thanks for sharing the pics - the one of them sleeping is so sweet. I imagine that would be hard with your mom leaving. Sending you good thoughts.

  3. She is so adorable! Hang in there with the feeding. I have heard that the first two weeks are the most difficult. I understand your anxiety of being by yourself, but you will do just fine!

  4. Take a deep breath and remember the two things I wish I'd known: nursing is REALLY REALLY HARD but it gets easier eventually (like after 6 full weeks) so stick with it, and babies are less fragile than they seem so feel free to sit her up to get her to burp (helps them decide they are more hungry). My mom was born under 5 lbs and eventually exclusively breastfed and gained enough weight (but got supplemented at the start). There is hope and you will do just fine. One hour at a time!

  5. Oh what a sweet little baby!