I have to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to ALL the ladies for their advice and support on my induced lactation efforts! Things have really picked up and my supply has increased nicely.. I added more fluid much to my already battered bladders objections, (side note: I should invest in depends undergarments I pee more than a newborn!) and I increased my dosage of domperidone AND my herbs, in addition to adding in the Mother's Milk Tea (tastes kinda like black licorice, which is something I HATE, but I drink it anyway) and I have to say, the tea is the difference. I can feeellll when it starts to work, lots of aches and fullness in the girls.. I have now gotten up to 8+ ounces a day! I can tell this is only going to increase.
I am slowly increasing the amount of the tea that I drink. I am doing 2 cups a day currently, but the box recommends 3 to 5 cups daily. I only bought 2 boxes because I am a skeptic at heart, HA! So I have to go get some more boxes and then I can increase to 3 cups and finally up to 5 soon.. I have also noticed I am getting headaches pretty much EVERY DAY, so I think I might have to back my dose of domperidone back down to 80mg a day, I am hoping that alone is not the reason for the increased supply, but only time will tell.. My friend sent me a huge box of 70oz of breastmilk! We lost a few bottles to thawing but overall it was a success. We have since tweaked the shipping and we are confident we won't have any loss this next time! I am SO THANKFUL for this donated milk, my friend is a godsend (THANK YOU APRIL!) I am so thankful that she and Christy are going to send us milk to ensure that this little boy gets breastmilk for his first year!
Speaking of our sweet little boy.. I CANNOT STOP SMILING!! We have been on cloud 9 since finding out the gender. It all seems SO MUCH MORE REAL to us now! I guess knowing makes him more of a person, I hope that makes sense. He isn't just "the baby" but he has a name and we can connect to him more.. We are so totally in love with him already. I think the both of us have been floating around since we found out. We just smile so big at each other all the time, I am sure everyone else thinks we are idiots, LOL! We don't care though!
We are still trying to nail down a middle name and have kicked some around, we are definitely set on a first name though. Once we have his name set, I will share it with you guys! Funny thing is we NEVER had a girl name picked out.. We kicked a few around, but nothing seemed "just right" but we came to the boy name fairly easy, so that should have told John I was right about it being a boy, haha!! I am gonna be one spoiled Momma with 3 boys and a hubby! I told John my Queen status is safe...For now ;-)... Oh before I end this, I am going to talk to Christy about sharing a belly shot with you guys soon, but in the mean time I leave you with this:
My sweet boys profile pic! He has his daddy's nose!
OK off to drool over more boy things I wanna buy!! I think I will start buying next month or early August, can't wait!! Enjoy your weekend!