feeding Samuel

I was so hungry just now I ate EIGHT slices of marmalade on toast. I feel better now, I hope Samuel does too.

This morning Bill and I got up early and went to the breastfeeding class at Piedmont Hospital. I wasn’t sure how on earth a class on breastfeeding was going to last for three hours, but it did, and it was very informative. I’m adamant that breastfeeding is the way to go anyway so I didn’t really need convincing that it is better than formula feeding, but Bill certainly made emphatic nods that there will be no formula feeding if we can help it once the slide showing how much an average years supply of formula costs was projected onto the screen! (from $1500, to over $3500 for the good stuff)

The class is only held once every two months and so the auditorium was terribly packed with barely a seat spare. Having so many pregnant women in one place sitting through a lecture does not make for short or easy trips to the bathroom afterwards.

Although I’m planning on feeding Sam myself and should be available to do so most of the time as, unless something comes up workwise, I’ll be at home with him, I’ve realised that maybe I will also need to occasionally do some expressing. Mainly I’ll want to make sure that hubby also gets to enjoy quality time feeding the boy, but also we were told that it can help soften an engorged breast, enabling the baby to latch on, as well as make mum feel more comfortable. So, I’ve just spent a thrilling hour researching breast pumps online and deciding which one to put on my wish list!

Back at home I’m afraid I totally flaked out and crashed hard for the afternoon. This was not good as I was supposed to be helping Bill do the kitchen, but I felt so much better when I woke up. I think the busy week just caught up with me. Sorry!

After a trip to Lowes for plumbing supplies I did attempt to help Bill with the rebuilding, but in reality was just moral support. He’s doing really well though and has put some new wallboards up, repaired others, fillered (mudded) over any cracks and sorted out the plumbing for the sink and dishwasher today. I think tomorrow we should be all set to sand down and prime the walls, and then get the floor tiling underway.

Mary had planned to come out and help him today, but unfortunately hit a deer with her truck and was having to sort that out instead. Thankfully it’s just the truck (and the deer) that got tangled and not her. I think we may be seeing her tomorrow for tiling duties instead if all goes well.

2 Responses to feeding Samuel

  1. ashridge February 5, 2006 at 10:14 am #

    Breast is best!

    Thanks for that Kizzy!

    Hope the wattling and daubing goes well today.

    Regards to Mary..

  2. ashridge February 5, 2006 at 10:14 am #

    Breast is best!

    Thanks for that Kizzy!

    Hope the wattling and daubing goes well today.

    Regards to Mary..

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