The OFFICAL End of Breastfeeding

10 Feb

Sadly, I have been having one to three migraines a week since about the time the girls came home from the NICU. At first I thought it was sleep deprivation and I muddled through, but I had one last Thursday and then another one yesterday…and that was the last straw. I had to go to the doc and get on some meds, and that is the official end of breast feeding. I am really bummed about it, even though we were only doing it once a day…but it was bonding time!

 

I don’t really have a choice though…I can’t be out of work 3x a week with a migraine. I’ll lose my job. Not to mention, I can’t take care of the girls when I have one…all I can do is go to bed and cry.

 

So that’s that.  

 

In other news, the girls have a TON of specialist appointments and several new “things” going on. They are now being followed by a cardiologist, a nephrologist, a neonatologist, an audiologist, a physical therapist as well as their usual pediatrician and Inland Regional who comes out and does floor time with them twice a week. Whew.

 

Evelynn seems to be doing well (finally!) and has even started rice cereal! I was surprised that the neo told us to start her so early, but she was eating 4 or 5 ozs every 2 hours…even at night! She loves the cereal and is starting to get the hang of it – though she has more fun smearing it around than eating it sometimes. What kid doesn’t?

 

We haven’t started Lennon on the cereal yet. She’s still only eating 2-3 oz at a time and sleeping through the night well. In fact, she’s not really gaining weight well. Lennon and Evelynn used to be consistently within a pound of one another and close in length as well. Generally Evy would have a growth spurt and Len would be a week or two behind. Welllll, now Lennon weighs almost 2 lbs less than Evy and her head is almost two inches smaller around.

 

I asked the doctor if there could be something (genetically) which would account for both the small head size (doc said that it is borderline on being smaller than normal) and her heart condition. We were told that, yes, she has some symptoms of Turners Syndrome…but not all. So, something else to wait and see on I guess. Honestly, I rather doubt she has it…but I am worried about her.

 

Lennon has also developed a flat spot on one side of the back of her head. She favors laying on that side because she sucks her left thumb. Her doctor says that he feels it will even out if we encourage her to lie on the other side, but how can I do that without propping her? And propping is a huge SIDS risk, right?

 

Annnd I guess that’s about all that’s new with us. OH! I did go and see a psychic over the weekend. But that’ll be a post for another day…=)

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3 Responses to “The OFFICAL End of Breastfeeding”

  1. twondra February 10, 2009 at 4:58 pm #

    Thanks for the update! I can imagine it’s gotta be so hard for you not to breast feed. 😦

  2. MC February 10, 2009 at 8:22 pm #

    I’m sorry to hear that you’ve had to quit the breast feeding, but you’ve got to do what you can to make yourself healthy.

    Glad to hear that the girls are doing okay, and hope that Lennon catches back up with Evy soon.

  3. Sheryl February 12, 2009 at 10:33 am #

    I am sorry you had to stop breastfeeding but it sounds like you have other considerations and we really have to do what works for all of us, right?

    Love the name of your blog. 🙂

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