Monday June 4th 2012
Jacobi is less than excited to see my breasts.....he seems frustrated to see them.
Today I have to go back to work at my dads business.
I feed Jacobi some of my milk-expressed of course-and I pump.
It's sorta nice to get out of the house and have my mind on something else for a couple of hours.
I've been taking fenugreek 3 times a day and also drinking two cups of Milk Maid tea.
It's been 120 hours since Jacobi nursed last.
When I got home from work,Jacobi hadn't taken a good nap.
After he won't nurse I have to pump.
I call the lactation consultant at my local WIC office...at this point I'm just trying to get
all the input and ideas I can.
She gives me some tips for pumping and tells me to hang in there-that Jacobi is in control.
Because Jacobi hasn't napped well,I put him down for bed after he has some expressed milk.
He falls asleep for a while
I am busy with the other children and cleaning up the house,so I don't take the time to pump.
I am questioning to myself-
"How long do I keep offering?"
"Should I NOT offer and wait for him to tell me?"
My hormones and emotions are going crazy.....I frustrated over the time it takes to pump.
Jacobi wakes up.......I decide that I will just BE with him.
I go into his bedroom with my pillow and blankets and lay on his floor.
The lights are off and he crawls around for a bit-playing and giggling-but mostly ignoring my breasts.
After a while he gets fussy.....he rubs his head on me and tosses around to get cozy.
Within 20 minutes he passes out next to me....we are both exhausted.
I wake up after an hour or so (12:15am) and realize I'm still on the floor-which is not a comfortable sleeping place.
I get up and place Jacobi in his crib...he stretches and sighs.
Then I remember that I haven't pumped since early afternoon.....ugh.
Shortly after 1am I finish pumping.....I finally go to bed.
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