Sunday, May 07, 2006

Is there anyone who hasn't seen my breasts?

The little old man face.Because, really, I have lost count of the number of people who have poked, prodded, tweaked, squeezed and examined my breasts in the last two weeks. Funny, when they stop becoming sexual objects and turn into mere facilators of sustinance you get a lot less shy. I now understand why many women are nonplussed about whipping their boobs out in public to feed their babies. Not that I'm quite there yet, but seriously, if you are one of the few who have yet to see the glory that is my breasts, come on over - they really are spectacular. All sarcasm aside, Max and I have had some challenges dealing with the whole breastfeeding thing. First he was born tongue tied, so he had to have his tongue clipped. Then he worked me raw, I mean RAW to the point that I had to stop breastfeeding and pump my milk and feed him from a bottle. I should note that he clearly was getting enough milk from me because he gained a pound in one week and is now a whopping 8 pounds 4 ounces! Now that I am pretty much healed up, we are trying again, but after getting the bottle for three days, he is one lazy little boy who is not so interested in putting the work in to get the milk out of his mom's boobs. So, I have called a lactation consultant who will be coming to my home tomorrow to help us figure this out. Yet another person who will see my breasts (wee!). I am too stubborn to give up on this just yet.

The kissy face.The good news is that my mom arrived last night from BC for a two week visit. This is especially good because Scott has come down with bronchitis and is in pretty rough shape plus we can't have him holding Max while he is so sick. I had two days of caring for Max solo which was kind of brutal as all those awesome endorphins I had the first week home have dwindled and I am now at that point where I am so tired I feel drunk. With my mom here I managed to get some sleep today so I feel much better. Something about moms, they just make the sun shine brighter and everything okay. Max loves her and seems to be willing to conk out for her much easier than he will for me. Praise be for that, I'll take all the help I can get. Scott goes back to work tomorrow and I can't believe that it has already been 2 weeks! What a blur...I feel like we just brought Max home from the hospital!

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:08 AM

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  2. Sounds like you're doing pretty well with this mommy thing - the breastfeeding thing sure isn't as easy as it looks. Many of my friends have had difficulty with it. I'm glad you're still trying and I hope it works out for you! You're doing great!! :)

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  3. Happy Mother's Day Kat!

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