Thursday, July 23, 2009

Prepping for baby--8 and 7 days to go

Combining into one post :)

Eight days to go (Tuesday): We finalized our childcare decision. What a load off my mind! We had already decided on her, but weren't sure we were ready to start paying a weekly holding fee just yet, so we waited to commit. We finally paid our first deposit, though, and officially have a place for P to go once I go back to work in late October!

Seven days to go (Wednesday): Went to breastfeeding class. It was really helpful to hear the information that the nurse/LC had. With all the troubles one of my friends has been having, however, I'm very nervous about my ability to breastfeed. The LC even said that if a mommy had no change in breast size during pregnancy, that can be an indication of lack of supply. But in the same breath, she also said that that same person could have enough milk to feed the whole neighborhood, so it definitely isn't a rule. I'm trying to just relax and let it happen when it happens. I am producing colostrum, so they're trying to do *something* :)

DH was sure he would be the only male in the class, but it turned out that there was only one mommy-to-be without a partner. DH is very ready to support me in breastfeeding, which I think is really important. He knows how much both of us have suffered with our allergies over the years and we both think the the possibility of decreasing the instance of allergies is a good enough reason to breastfeed as long as possible. He's already talking about how he'll go get the baby and bring her to me, burp her, change her, and do everything but feed her. Oh, and he'll stroke my hair while I feed her :) I'm so happy he's willing and interested in being involved in this process--I was really nervous he'd feel left out.

I also cancelled the appointment we had made with the pediatrician's office to meet him because it was scheduled for July 29th at 8:30 a.m. Um yeah, not going to happen.

7 comments:

Mandy said...

That's interesting what the LC said about the breast size changes. When I called the EBC, the LC asked me about that. To be honest, I felt kind of misled or something, because everything I read during pregnancy made it seem like breast size and changes had nothing to do with the ability to BF, and well, you know where I am now. I kind of feel like I was right again, and I really didn't want to be right about this. Praying you will have enough milk for the whole neighborhood!

hopeful #1 said...

Is this the first time that you referred to your baby as P or am I just loosing it?

Allison said...

LOL I actually have no idea...I thought I'd called her that before, but maybe not :) It's not an indication of her name, though--we've called her that b/c of the fruits she was compared to on Babycenter--plum, peach, pineapple...lol

Sarah Dee said...
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crrv said...

I'm so excited for you guys! And You are positively GLOWING! Very rare for a woman who is about to give birth in about a week. :)

Mrs. Hammer said...

I don't think that LC is correct in the first 'breast size' statement. But it is true that there are so women who are 'tiny' but end up with tons of milk. Just hang in there for the four weeks, they are the hardest but by then you'll both get the hang of it. I think Riverside has a bunch of free LC assistance/phone line, I'd take them up on that.

Danica said...

So very happy and excited for you both. I can't wait for you to have baby P!