Anyway, I decided to introduce myself just now because I've been having a hard time the last few weeks with supply, which is my own fault because I keep slacking off on the water drinking. I really hate water, it takes so much these days just to make myself swallow it, seriously. But anyway, it is necessary because I've noticed as soon as I drink less, I get less when I pump. So anyway, this morning I pumped and only got 2.5 oz (1.5 from one side and 1 from the other) and I was so depressed about it. I then opted for a soda rather than water, even though I knew I needed the water, which made me feel even worse. Sooo, I'm getting to the point, I promise! It was almost time for my afternoon pumping session about an hour ago. I decided to come here and lurk around. I started reading posts and just suddenly felt better about pumping. I went to pump and hardly anything was coming out, I was just having trouble again but I wasn't that surprised since it wasn't a banner day already. I started thinking about this board and finally got a good letdown thinking of how some of you have gone on so long, etc. I got about 2 oz from each side, which is almost normal for each of my 3 pumping sessions per day. I was really happy with this because I'd gotten so little earlier in the day I figured it was one of those days.
Anyway- then I closed my eyes and thought about little Ashlyn and how she feels curled up in my arm and how I love to tuck her hair behind her ears with the other hand or rub the bottoms of her soft, chubby little feet. I got another letdown and another ounce from each side to total 6 oz! I haven't ever gotten that much in the two months I've been pumping!!
So, feeling quite high on pumping again, which is where I wish to stay when thinking about it - I decided to come introduce myself now. I'd love to become a more active member of this board and get the support I am needing more and more so that we can make it to a year. My goal right now is 6 months, we made 3 and have under 2 to go before she is 6 months old. That is way easier to set my mind on than a year :)
I guess I'm introducing myself but also saying thank you for helping me without even knowing it! And thanks again if you've made it this far, I tend to ramble on and on, seriously, LOL!