So Shazam and I fell off the old blog wagon. I think we both got a bit overwhelmed with the holiday and trying to blog every day for the whole month. So while we didn't post everyday this month I do think it helped motivate both Shazam and I to post more so I am happy we tried.
This year we have so much to be thankful for. We both have wonderful families who support and love us. We have little E who is the love of our lives and so much fun. We celebrated with Shazam's family and our meal was wonderful and the company even better. Little E was a bit of a cranky pants though. She did sleep for just enough time for us to eat our turkey without holding a baby though. In keeping with Thanksgiving tradition though Little E ate way to much. I am not sure what was going on but she ate the whole day and slept very little.
Shazam and I decided that we would stay over night so we had our first sleep over with the baby. I must say that Ella slept pretty well and only got up a couple of times to eat but went down well. Since we didn't have to steal away in the middle of the night I am calling it a success. Little E did sleep all day yesterday to catch up and has slowed down on her eating a bit. I think she was just trying to be like her Mommies and stuff herself on the holiday.
Little E certainly is eating a lot more lately and I am a little nervous about my supply. I used to have an oversupply not only due to the fact that Little E was eating such small amounts but also because I was producing tons of milk. Our primary nurse called me bessie. Lately my milk supply has been a bit lack luster. I have a large stash in the freezer but I have not been able to replace what the milk that I have been defrosting each day. Some days I have been able to freeze the milk I have used but other days I can't freeze anything. So I started taking fenugreek today to see if my milk supply goes up. I had hoped that I would be able to transition Little E to breast feeding more once we got home but it just hasn't worked out that way. Since we had to give her bottles of enriched milk for the first month and a half when we got home we never got into a good groove with the breast feeding. I do still nurse her two times a day but I usually need to give her a bottle afterwards. Now that Little E is sleeping for long stretches at night I also am not pumping as much as I had in the past. I think all of this is contributing to my supply dropping. I hope the fenugreek does the trick and gets me going again. I may have to do a power pumping day or two to really get my supply back up. I was hoping to feed Little E breast milk for a year and will keep working at pumping as long as I can. I am a little disappointed about perhaps having to turn to formula but I know it isn't the worst thing that could happen. Shazam reminded me today that while we had planned to feed Little E breast milk for a year often things don't go as planned.
Little E is taking a nap right now so I am going to take advantage of this and take a bath. Hope you all had a wonderful holiday.