Gettin' It Down Pat (Eating Machine!)

*Let me preface this with the fact that I wrote it last night, but blogger decided to be a punk and just stop working, telling me "Error" every time I tried to access it. Anyone else experience this??*

If I didn't love her so much, I may feel a tad bit used by my daughter and her incessant eating. "All you want from me is my delicious milk!" Seriously though, she is going through a growth spurt. Both today and yesterday I was lucky if I could get 2 hours in between feedings. I'm not complaining, not in the slightest, I actually find it slightly amusing. How can someone so little eat so much?? I blame this on her father, he's got quite the appetite as well. She's so cute when she eats though and we bond so much during these times that it doesn't matter if she wanted to eat every 5 minutes. Ok, maybe that'd be a little much but you get it.

So, I guess you may be wondering how the breastfeeding is going if I'm feeding her so often. Well even if you're not wondering, I'm going to tell you anyway. It has finally started to be pretty enjoyable. At first, it was awful. I'm not going to lie either, I was in tears a couple times. My nipples hurt and when my milk came in my boobs were GINORMOUS and not in a nice way. They were hard and they huuuurt like none other. Even my armpits hurt. I often had to sit and milk myself to relieve the pressure (TMI, I know, but it's my blog and I can talk about whatever I choose). Finally it seems they have adjusted to the whole supply and demand deal and are no longer like little bowling balls pulling at my armpit muscles. The nip pain has also decreased and we are now working on weaning off the nipple shield that we had to use for a few days because mommy here has a lovely case of flat nips. So it is safe to say that we have made progress and while it is very challenging, it is more so very, very rewarding.

Now while baby girl naps on her boppy I am going to enjoy "Pregnancy Pact" on Lifetime. What a riveting Saturday ;-)

Oh, and stand by for my review of Dear John, which I basically hated. And am only going to see the movie because it 1. looks different from the book and 2. Has Channing Tatum in it... yum.


  1. aww hang in there friend..i know what you mean..i've nursed 4 of mine (still nursing my 16m old too) and i was a DDD when my milk came in. hubby used to say we should put them on the internet! ha ha! i always had to pump for the 1st month after feedings to relieve the pressure! i still love it today!!!

  2. wow you've got a little eater on your hands. Sorry your lady lumps hurt so bad...I have to say I'm not looking forward to all that...

  3. I think i'm gonna start reading Dear John tonight. I didn't really care for The Notebook either so i'm not expecting much. I LOVE the movie... hate the book. I really don't get into too many guy authors though.
    Anyways, glad the breastfeeding is going well! Riley ate a lot too... but it forced me to learn to be patient and relax. I never used to be able to just sit and enjoy it. Now I enjoy it a little too much but oh well... Haha!


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