Thursday, February 5, 2009

too much info...

So, when I had Ava, I was tremendously blessed with the ability to nurse her. I never knew that nursing was 1. difficult to learn and 2. some people don't produce milk. My grandmothers on both sides have stories of how they were "wet nurse" potential in their day. Some stories were just funny to me growing up, but I never put together what that might mean for when I had children. It turns out, I inherited this "gift." I made tons and tons and then even more milk. It was fortunate that I had 2 nephews close in age to Ava. Any time my side of the family got together I was in pain. I would sit in a room and just switch out babies to empty the milk. Sandi even bought me a really awesome breast pump and with that I was able to pump when Ava wasn't hungry and store it, or send it on to my nephews!
Well...here I am....5 weeks out from delivering Simon...and I feel myself filling already. I'm sure family get togethers--now on the Cope side--will be equally as fun this time around...

7 comments:

Amanda said...

I had way too much milk. I can't imagine what it is going to be like when I have the next one. You have made me so excited :) yay!

Amanda said...

PS- Sarcasm is not expressed very well via the internet. Just so you know ;)

Fike's Lives said...

This is the perfect excuse to give Ethan for a new breast pump with the new one.

daiseymae said...

I feel your pain. With my first one (who was i NICU for a while because her twin died and caused some issues for her too) my bvody was still producing for two and I got to use the awesome hospital pumps (which are a lot less painfull than others) I was getting 1 gallon every two hours. There were babies in the NICU whos parents lived out of state and were begging me to let their babies have some of what I was pumping off just because they coouldn't be there all the time. I was relieved to be able to give it away what would I have done with it all?

Carson said...
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Carson said...

I had about a gallon of milk at any given time and it took 6 months of NOT nursing to get it to stop. (I went from 38 bust to 54 in ONE HOUR). I didn't have a problem nursing Wyatt while we were in the hospital (for the great colostrum), except maybe him suffocating. The milk sharing is a good idea.

Allison said...

I know you don't feel like it, but you are one lucky girl! My milk never came in with Abby, so I didn't get to nurse, and I am hoping I get to with this baby, but I am not holding my breath. So good luck with your coupious amounts of milk!

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