Saturday, August 16, 2008

Supply Irony

So I think it's ironic that you spend months and months and months worrying about your milk supply, and doing everything you can to keep it as high as possible... but then when you're ready for it to go away, it takes forever!! I just spent the last two weeks aggressively protecting my chest! I was full, in pain, and all lumpy. Why didn't anyone tell me about this?? I went from feeding the little man once a day to not at all, so it's not like I quit cold turkey. I found I had to pump once every day or two. And then, just when I thought it was going to be like this forever, it just stopped. One morning, I woke up, and was back to normal. I had kind of gotten used to that nice bra size, but the three glasses of wine I had last night helped me forget those lost cup sizes. I think I might take an aspirin today just to celebrate.

1 comment:

Crystal said...

Ouch, ouch, ouch!!!! I remember those days. I had to quit feeding McKenna cold turkey at 10 months . . . I went from 3 times a day to nothing . . . my gosh . . . some things you just can't mention on a blog comment but I really didn't know that your skin could stretch that much LOL. Congrats on your breast feeding success. My children are hardly ever sick and even though it's probably because they've never been in day care, I like to chalk it up to the breast feeding =0) Which really wasn't a sacrifice for me . . . I'm like you and would really hate to have to lug around so many bottles, water and formula!

Charlie is just a doll . . . thanks for keeping up with the blog, it's really neat to be able to pop on here and see what he's up to these days!

Take care,
Crystal Laman