Friday, February 4, 2011
Who Ya Gonna Call???
Eloise had an appointment today to check on her weight. She is up to 7 lbs, 8.5 oz (which is 4 oz more than her birth weight--YEA!). After talking with the doctor about a few things... he checked to see if perhaps she is tongue tied. Sorry if this is TMI... but we are having a hard time with the whole "latching on" thing. The first few seconds, I am in excruciating pain. Then, after maybe 10 seconds has passed, she goes on to nurse normal and all is well.
However, I also am SO SORE pretty much 24/7.
The doc said that she didn't seem tongue tied... and he gave me a pamphlet to call a lactation consultant. As much as I wish I didn't have to... and that everything would magically be wonderful... I called.
We have an appointment for tomorrow.
Something has GOT to give! Obviously Eloise is getting milk. She is growing and gaining. But I need some sort of relief. I am hoping that this appointment will bring that for me. I can handle the lack of sleep thing... but I just dread the feedings in general because I know that they are going to bring such pain.
So, wish me luck!! I am a bit nervous of having someone observe me while I'm feeding, but if the end result is good... that's what's important for me and Eloise both!!
Here are Cory and Eloise the other night. Normally, we wouldn't let this happen... since ya know, it's not recommended. But since I was up and Cory was obviously pooped, I couldn't see the harm!
Sorry I don't have anything fun or interesting to post about... but my life is limited to eat, sleep and changing diapers for the time being!!
Have a great weekend!