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Let’s go back to square one.

Posted: December 14th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Breastfeeding, Pumping | 3 Comments »

So on Friday we found out the boys only gained 4 ounces each since their last weight check…two weeks ago. This was not good news. The things you look for when nursing- wet and dirty diapers etc. seemed to be on track with them getting enough. Apparently they weren’t so we are back to supplementing after each feeding. Fantastic. At four weeks old we are comfortable giving them a bottle and they have shown they can go back and forth quite well after a few days of this.

Until this morning. Wyatt (it’s always Wyatt) has decided he would rather not nurse. I’m guessing this has to do with the fact that we went shopping yesterday and then I went to my Mom’s to bake cookies last night and get paper work done and he had quite a few bottles yesterday. So although Lincoln is happy to nurse every two hours, Wyatt just goes on lock down and laughs his throaty little laugh when he’s brought to the table so to speak. Message received loud and clear- don’t mess with the schedule mom!


**This is what “lock down” looks like

Thanks little guy. We have a deadline to plump you up before further measures are taken, I’d rather not use formula so let’s get on board with the doctors orders so we can pass the test on Friday.

On a more positive note- the screaming has subsided quite a bit, they are sleeping much better during the day and they have succeeded at tandem nursing once again. We’ll see if these things continue now that I’ve jinxed them sufficiently on the interwebs.


I just escaped from the couch!

Posted: November 30th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Breastfeeding, Pumping | 1 Comment »

It has been a marathon nursing day…that’s what you get when you try to wean from supplemental feedings. At least they are both latching well. If only they would latch at the same time!

Anyway- I think they look like this guy:

Is it just me?

And this is just from their first official holiday:

And this is them, all dressed up for MU to totally fall apart against KU…Wyatt is not pleased.


Praise the pump.

Posted: November 18th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Pumping | 2 Comments »

We are finally electric here.
After a day with the manual pump the tubes have been purchased and we are now in business. Seriously folks, things couldn’t be better.