"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston Churchill

Monday, June 17, 2013

While I'm not posting much these days, I just wanted to point any newcomers to-

the Resources tab on the right side of the page,

My Facebook page that I update a little more frequently,

and the IGT and Low Milk Supply Support Group!

I do check in here once in a while, but I promise, I'll start posting more often when I begin the next chapter in our nursing adventure this fall. <3

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Baby J.

Isn't he cute?
We had a follow up ultrasound last week to check on baby J's choroid plexus cyst (which has resolved on its own), and the tech was running ahead of schedule, and she gave me a quick 3D peek! I'd never had a 3D ultrasound before, and it took my breath away to see his little face.

Lola is still nursing a few times a day, and it's funny to lay tummy to tummy with her, while feeling the baby kick. A sneak preview of tandem nursing? :)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Baby New Year

So, here I am, four weeks and 3 days into my fourth pregnancy. Trying to decide what, if anything, I can or want to try to improve my milk supply this pregnancy. Wondering how, and if, I could handle tandem nursing with low milk supply. Thinking, maybe I should wean Lola at 2 years, or maybe she'll wean herself if my supply gets even lower due to the pregnancy.

So far, my plan is to try colostrum harvesting (collecting colostrum prenatally), and to introduce the SNS as soon as needed with the new baby. I hope to be able to secure some donor milk.  I'm not sure I'll use any galactagogues this time around.

Most importantly, I'm going to try not to freak out. I'm feeling very zen about the pregnancy and baby already. I'm going to try and not let milk production rule my entire life and sink me into depression.

So much to think about, so little time.