The Frankenbaby Chronicles

Two girls, three cats, some frozen sperm, a doctor's office, and a big dream.

Friday, August 24, 2007

A welcoming back from the ocean

Yesterday morning, I hadn't nursed the baby in a really long time, maybe eight hours, and I had some milk stocked up. So when she woke up and was a hungry hungry hippo, I got to just pull her onto the bed and do a little lay-down nursing. It was kind of nice to feel like a real nursing mama for a little while, especially when she drifted off to sleep and I was able to do the same thing.

little baby big bed
Little baby, big bed

watching mama
Hey there!

tummy time
A little tummy time

with her toys
Fun on her play mat

"You don't know how lucky you are. You don't know how much I adore you. You are a welcoming back from the ocean."


Blogger frog said...

That's one of my favorite songs. :)

1:35 PM  
Blogger Jude said...

Mine too, but it makes me cry. When I lived in Maine, I totally knew the kind of people the song references. "After a day, we drink 'til we're drowning; walk to the ocean, wade in with our work boots; wade in our work boots, try to finish the job."

1:58 PM  
Blogger Mermaidgrrrl said...

Hello my fellow-boob challenged friend! Man, this supply thing is kicking my ass, but I'm getting there. That said, I found a most excellent website that's giving me some information about domperidone etc. that I hadn't heard before..... I am thinking about going on it now, because he says it really helps for women who have their supply drop at 3 - 4 months (moi!) and says it can take up to 6 weeks to fully work for other gals (maybe you?)
And an idea for your bubs rashy butt.. we don't use commercial wipes. We use face washers and we use pure chamomile tea to wash Seth with. Because it's been cold here we make it up in a thermos, so when we tip it onto the washer it's warm! Because there's no chemicals you can use it on their face and stuff too without worry. It's a little bit more washing, but I think it's worth it and it saves money in the end too. Newborn poop makes rashes way worse than when they're older, so it should settle for her.
I hope you don't think this stuff is assvice (well, maybe the wipe stuff is considering it involves asses). Thinking of you!

7:31 AM  
Blogger Mermaidgrrrl said...

I forgot one more piece of assvice - when Seth had a totally raw butt we used a little squirt of pure aloe vera gel on the washcloth too. It makes it slide over the skin rather than rub at it and helps get the poop off as well.

7:34 AM  
Blogger Jude said...

It's been six weeks on domperidone and I think I'm going to get all the milk I'm going to get. It did help me - I went from getting a couple of drops to actually getting an ounce or so, so it's a big improvement. Just not enough to actually feed the baby.

Thanks for the assvice. Literally, since it's about her ass. We have cloth wipes that we're using a store-bought solution with (it's got chamomile and some other stuff and witch hazel), she just keeps getting rashy. Maybe we have to be gentler with the wiping? Her poor little but is actually getting a little rashy again (she had a raw spot but I cleared with vaseline of all things). I had never heard of chamomile tea but that is a good idea!!

4:22 PM  
Blogger Mermaidgrrrl said...

Yeah - chamomile tea is so super cheap! The aloe vera gel really was so good when the skin looked really raw. The cloth just glides with the gel on it. I'm going to get a script for domperidone tomorrow - I bit the bullet and made the appointment. Still pumping like a maniac too and nearly used up all my emergency milk stash in the freezer. Grrrrr! I'll blog about my sad boobies :-(

3:31 AM  

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