I have decided to increase my domperidone to 120mg per day.. The maximum is 160mg per day and has been known to cause headaches, so I don't want to increase it that much, since I am already prone to headaches.. I gotta admit, I am getting discouraged.. I thought I had more milk stored than I actually have! :( Now I am not so sure my baby will be able to exclusively have breastmilk for the first year.. We are more than likely going to be supplementing.. At a rough count, I have 177oz of breastmilk frozen. That will probably last about a week! So either my supply needs to increase dramatically or between my friend and Christy, they are going to have to dump buckets of breastmilk our way! I have my days (like today) where I feel sorry for myself and feel like I am going to throw in the towel. But I know I won't.. I know I can breastfeed at least a few times during the day and then supplement with frozen milk, but I thought I would be able to breastfeed MORE than I am actually going to be in reality, unless my supply kicks in even more once baby is here.. So that's my pity party for the day..
This is what 173oz looks like!
On another note, I wanted to say that things with Christy and I are going much better.. I know not everyone agrees with me about posting and commenting publicly, BUT I have never withheld information about my story and journey on this blog and I don't want to start now.. I think people need to know that it's NOT gonna be sunshine and roses everyday, BUT you work through it and you keep pushing forward because it's important. I hope this blog is helpful to someone else that is in my situation and in Christy's situation, being the surrogate and can find this useful.. OK, now on to the fun stuff! We find out the gender THURSDAY!!! This is going to be a busy week! Our pre-birth order hearing is TUESDAY (crazy it's already time for that!!!) and then TWO days later we find out if that bun is a hotdog or hamburger! Can't wait to start adding gender specific items to our registry. Yes... we started adding items to it and it is kinda fun! Of course it's not public so maybe that's why it's fun to me, HA! The thought of going public with a registry is almost as nerve-wracking as going public with the baby news! I know, I am weird y'all.. So that's about it over here in crazyland.. Oh and it's hot as sh!t#@ outside!! OMG, too hot to do anything. And it's raining everyday again..Awesome for my grass, not so much for me being able to do anything since my wipers JUST broke on my van.. (#$*&!!) hubby got the driver side to work until the part comes in for him to fix it.. Gotta love it.. LOL. Enjoy your weekend!!