August 31, 2007

Totally Unexpected!

I just got a very, very surprising phone call from D -- husband to Sami over at A Cop, A Nurse, 3 Dogs, and Maybe Baby !!

Sami's water broke at work last night and with baby Sam still breech, he was born via c-section about 11 am EST this morning. Mom and baby are doing well all things considered. Sounds like everyone (especially Dad) is slightly in shock still.

August 21, 2007

Over and Out

Thanks for the comments/suggestions. I appreciate everyone's thoughts.


Katie refuses the bre@st and has done so for over 24 hours. There is nothing that I can do to get her to stay latched on long enough to stimulate a letdown. All she does is bite (and draw blood) in frustration. In an attempt to not go 100% to formula immediately, I've tried pumping and get less than 1/2 an ounce total, even with a letdown. I've been battling supply issues for a couple of months now and have tried everything possible. There just isn't any more milk for her. The icing on the cake was this morning -- absolutely no engorgement after not nursing in 24 hours.

We're done. Now I just need to deal with the emotional aspect...

August 20, 2007

Quick Question

Technically, I'm still on hiatus. Still trying to sort through a bunch of stuff but I need some suggestions. I know that some of you that read this might be able to offer better advice than I can get in other avenues.

Without going into full detail, I've got 4 questions that I need some answers/opinions/suggestions on.
  1. What's the most effective way to wean completely?
  2. How long will it take until my milk dries up ?
  3. How do I get KT to take a bottle from me when she's used to the "good stuff"?
  4. How do I get through the emotional aspect of weaning sooner than I originally hoped to?
And thanks, I appreciate any and all comments.

August 1, 2007

In a Rut

Pardon me, all my wonderful internet (and real life) friends. But I think I'm going to take a break for a while. It's not like I've been posting often enough that I'll be missed but I wanted to give the head's up to everyone.

Life is just crazy right now. Work isn't going very well and it's dumping over into the rest of my life. I feel like KT isn't getting the attention she needs, nor is C and the rest of the stuff around the house.

I sit down to blog and I just can't find anything to say that isn't whiny or full of complaints. I miss myself and I feel like my family deserves a better Me as well.

So when I can get Mandy back, I'll be back.

See ya later, alligator.