Sweet Emily is 10 weeks old today!
Last night Steve and I were laying in bed with Emily trying to get her to sleep; it was one of those peaceful, perfect moments and I said to him, "did you ever know you could love something so much?" That's all I can think about lately, how much I love her and I wonder what I ever did before her? When she smiles, I smile and when she hurts, I hurt. She is one of the best thing that has ever happened to me and I will never be the same.
My relactation (getting my breast milk back) has been slow going, but I am trying my best. I'm taking fenugreek, drinking mother's milk tea, and I'm pumping every three hours. Yesterday I pumped about 4 oz and today I have pumped a total of 5.5 oz in 4 pumping sessions. I haven't done any actual nursing yet, but I am feeding her what I get from a bottle.
We also switched bottles. We are trying Born Free and Dr. Browns. The Dr. Browns seem to take a lot longer for her to eat which I think is good for her gassiness-she was eating a 5 oz bottle in about 8 minutes with the avent bottles and it takes her about 20 minutes to drink 5 oz now. The Born Free bottles are nice but the level one nipples are still too fast for her I think.
At her 2 month appointment her Dr decided to switch her to zantac. This has been horrible! She has been spitting up so much more and screaming like she used to after feedings. It breaks my heart when she is in pain from the reflux. I called the Dr this morning and asked him about switching back and he said yes.
I also asked him about physical therapy for her neck and they are sending me a referral and the names of some physical therapists in the area. I hope it will help her straighten out!
P.S. we had this coconut chicken salad tonight and it was DELISH!!