Oh Sandy I'm so glad you figured things out! Wow I never would have even thought of the pump as being the issue! What an "easy fix"!
But in the end I agree with you--you did a great job BFing David this whole time and you should be proud of yourself even if he ends up getting some formula sometimes.
But hopefully you'll be able to keep BFing now that you have the pump issue worked out!
Cara, I'm sorry Tenley didn't gain that quickly since her last appointment, but I think you are doing everything you can and doing everything right, and you are totally right--it is a great benefit to her that she is still getting BM from you, even if she is also getting formula. The BM will help with all her immunities and is really great for her, and since she's not an efficient nurser, the formula is great for her, too, so she can get plenty of nutrition.
(((HUGS))) And WTG with the rolling! Woohoo!
Adrienne - Do you mind setting up a new baby chat for July? I don't know about you gals but it is so much easier for me to keep up with the thread when it is broken down month-by-month! Thanks!
Ashley - Good to hear from you! You should stop by the Feb playgroup. :-) Are things getting better with DH and his housework expectations?
Sandy - I hope the new pump will do the trick for you but like everyone else has said, you shouldn't beat yourself up if you do end up having to switch to formula. Six months is awesome!!
Cara - Sorry to hear about Tenley's weight issues. Hope she'll be gaining soon!
Sorry to anyone I missed, been having a hard time keeping up lately!
AFM - Selin had her 4 mo. checkup last weekend and was 14lbs 4oz and 25-1/4 in. DH and I were expecting her to be 15-16lbs. Still having bottle issues so we're going to try a sippy cup next. I was thinking to start rice cereal when I return to work so at least if she won't take the bottle while I'm gone, she'll get some sustenance, but I also wanted to do the BLW like Ella so I haven't completely decided yet. Our pedi said we can start it whenever we want and just left it at that, didn't really talk about the nutritional value. I asked her about BLW and to my surprise, she said she'd never heard of it but said it sounds like a good idea when Selin is 6-7 mos.
DH left for his military duty overseas last weekend so I'm on my own for the next month. I stayed at my parents' house Sun and Mon night and we're heading back there this weekend. He officially "surrenders himself" to the military tomorrow (now today over there) so he called one last time tonight to say goodbye since he doesn't know when he'll be able to use the phone next.
I'm also battling a nasty infection from an insect bite (I'm thinking spider) on my upper left arm/shoulder. I got bit last Wed/Thurs and by the time I got to my parents' house on Sun, it was pretty nasty. My stepdad's home health nurse took a look at it Mon morning and suggested I get it checked out because it was hard, warm to the touch, and red = infection. So I called my OB/GYNE and they got me in for later that afternoon. She confirmed that it is infected and gave me an antibiotic that is safe for nursing mothers.
Ack! My brain is such mush today! A few things I forgot to add to my last post (because it wasn't long enough as it is, lol)...
Ella - Thanks for sharing the name of the BLW book. I just checked online and my library has it so I'm going to check it out. I'm really into the idea and think skipping purees and having Selin eat what we eat would be awesome!
I also forgot to mention that today at my LLL meeting, one of the moms mentioned she's 10-11 weeks PG w/#2 and I immediately felt a sense of jealousy well up inside me! It kind of took me by surprise, it's not like we're TTC #2 anytime soon, well at least not until next spring/summer, I'm guessing, but I just got SO JEALOUS when I heard her announcement. We're probably around the same age, her DD is 9 mos. and they were trying and she said it happened faster than TTC her DD. The thing that gets me I guess is that this girl complains all the time about everything and anything (including being PG) so it kind of made me angry even more because she didn't even seem happy about being PG again.
Hope everyone is having a great 4th of July weekend. We went to Columbus Ohio and David saw his first fireworks. The pictures are so cute of him. Here is a link to our photo gallery of the pictures. www.crundwell.us/our-photos/thumbna...
Anyway we stayed with his friend and him and his wife are in Boston seeing her family. She is pregnant with #2. They had their first in March of 08. It is the time frame I was thinking of. Well since his friend told him she's pregnant my dh has mentioned having a #2 a few times just in the past week. So I guess that is a good thing. I'm not ready to TTC #2 and wasn't planning of even talking about it until probably a year from now and then hopefully TTC either shortly before or after David turns 2. I am not TTC in March again as I am not having 2 December babies and probably Feb and April as I don't want two months of birthdays. Finances are a big issue as I don't know if we can afford 2 in daycare and I would love to stay home once I have the second but it depends on dh's job and if he can get a decent raise. We're also hoping to pay a lot of our credit card debt off and not taking any vacations by doing it so that we could possibly afford me to stay home. Dh has a lot in student loans and that really kills our finances.
David Nicholas 12/5/09Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13