Monday, November 5, 2007


Our little girl is sleeping like a champ now that she has a full belly. Thank you to our friends, Greg and Jackie - parents of new twins, for your advice. She slept 9 straight hours last night and 10 the night before. Her naps are great too. Their advice? Their children are sleeping through the night, and the trick is to get the calories during the day. Abby's eating has been a concern for a while. I just don't think I'm producing enough. Her fussiness stopped, but it seemed like she was barely eating. So, two days ago, we did an experiment. I fed her like normal, and then we gave her the bottle. After feeding off me, she ate an additional 8 ounces from the bottle, which confirms that she isn't getting much from me. So, now I'm back to pumping, which I don't love, but I want her to get as much breastmilk as possible. An example of what we're doing is our schedule this morning. First feeding was 100% at the breast. Second feeding began like that. Then, I gave her 4 ounces of pumped breast milk. She was still hungry, so I had to give her an additional two ounces of bottle. We're told they don't overeat at this age, and she indicates when she is full, so I pray we're doing the right thing. It feels right.


Shannon said...

It's funny, after reading this post I remember doing the same thing with Lucy and Will and they slept like champs. Sorry I couldn't remember when it would have counted. Memory is obviously lacking. So glad you're getting rest.

Stacie296 said...

Yeah - kind of goes back to what I had wondered about the genetic production issues. I'm glad you figured it out. You may still find some peace of mind by getting those weight check to see how much she's actually getting from you in your first and second feedings (or whenever you're not supplementing).

Stacie296 said...

And wait - isn't this the little girl you said you would NEVER dress in pink?