Sunday, March 30, 2008
A rough day for Lucy
Anyone out there who has experience nursing will understand this and for those of you out there with no experience I will explain. Right now Lucy is busy building up my milk supply. This requires her to nurse almost constantly for about 24 hours. It is tiring, frustrating and exhausting work for both of us. The end result will be fine but until her goal has been achieved it will be super frustrating for both of us. Today she has spent most of the day crying or nursing. Then taking a cat nap which she wakes up from irate and seemingly inconsolable. Only I will do for her right now and a bottle isn't an option. Otherwise my body won't respond to her needs and we will start the weaning process. I think this is hitting both of us by surprise to some extent because she really didn't do this at the other times she was supposed to. Babies usually go through this 4 times. 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months. My boys hit every single one. Lucy coasted through the first two but this one is about ready to do her in. I am just praying that we will be done with this by tomorrow because multiple days of this is for the birds!