Thursday, February 16, 2012

Two Weeks

My baby is two weeks old!

I went into the hospital yesterday to get a nipple guard. We are successfully semi-breastfeeding now.

I was told to stop pumping completely, as I was pumping 15 oz every three hours and Tai is eating only 3 oz. So basically surplus is taking over our fridge and Colton has started to talk about putting it on cereal. Yum.

The lactation nurse said I should only store that much if I'm planning on getting cancer.


Our friends suggested selling it, because there's a market for creepy old men who love them some boob juice. Gross right?

Anyways, if you were wondering my boobs KILL!!! I'm hoping I don't get sick while my production calms down a bit.

Sorry for the boob talk.

We went to the pediatricians today. Got him weighed (8 lbs!) So he is doing great and is basically back to birth weight (8 lbs 1 oz) where they want them at two weeks.

25% for weight, 75% for height.

Also, we waited for over an hour and didn't see the doctor. They finally asked if we wanted to just go home since his weight was good. Colt had work so we left.

We are lucky because we got an awesome doctor, we were told he wasnt taking new patients when we requested him, but it was his hospital week and with Tai's weight loss we got lucky and had him checking up on us daily. So he took us as patients after all was said and done, but we have to schedule weeks in advance and still end up not seeing him...hmm.

Tai is grunting at me to feed him. Such is my job these days :)


  1. HOORAY for boobies! You really can sell your milk, they use it for babies that are hungry in Africa. No joke. Thought about doing it.

  2. I've never had cancer but here's my experience: I don't know how you feel about breastfeeding in public. Personally, I was fine with the idea as long as I was covered up. However, I wasn't very good at it and my kid hated being covered up. so I opted to give him a bottle if we were out and about. Like you, I had A LOT of frozen milk. Like, 3 freezers full and that's not an exaggeration. It can last up to a year, so depending on when you're planning on weaning, it can come in handy. It saved my life. I weaned my son at 1 year and it was awesome to give him bottles of breastmilk for feedings. I wouldn't sell it just yet... you never know when you might need it. But that's just me!