Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
My three-year-old was ill off-and-on all through the midnight hours one night. Came into my room and crawled into bed with me the next morning, as usual. Responded to my question, "Does your stomach still hurt?" by vomiting directly onto my sheets and pillow.
The baby carefully held my current riveting read and then not-so-carefully freed the book from its cover.
I found several more grey hairs.
Three-year-old cuddled with me all day when I was sick. Told me she loves me. Got ready for bed each evening without any tantrums.
Baby added arching from palms to toe-tips to her repertoire (is already very handy at army-crawling backward). Smiled and smiled. Did not get sick.
And now it's Monday. Of a new week. Let us all have a good one!
Posted by Thomasin at 1:52 PM
Thursday, February 9, 2012
I pump breastmilk while at work, usually twice a workday (occasionally just once, at mid-day, if meetings are back-to-back), and I kept a photolog of the past two weeks' worth of pumping. Just because. Why not. And here are the pics!
...Many moms think that they should be able to pump 4-8 ounces per pumping session, but even 4 ounces is an unusually large pumping output.
It is quite normal to need to pump 2-3 times to get enough milk for one feeding for baby (remember that the pump cannot get as much milk as a baby who nurses effectively)...
I try and put Ilse to nurse on the left side often. And I pump on that side as often (if not even a little bit more, for a few extra minutes) than the right. But, for whatever reason, most of the milk pumped comes from my right breast. If I weren't pumping I wouldn't even know. I don't look/feel uneven, and overall there's plenty of milk for the baby, so I'm not complaining. It's just... a little strange, maybe? I don't know if it's really that I make less milk on that side or whether the let-down on that side just refuses to relax for the pump (but might be just fine for my baby while nursing?).
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Mix together. Serve.
Mix together. Drink.
- sweet peppers
- yellow cheese
- black beans
Mix. Bake. Eat.
Mix. Cook on stove. Eat from bowls with spoons.
Mix ingredients together. Bake in the oven until it's done.
Posted by Thomasin at 10:19 AM