Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The weeks of firsts...

So, this past week, here are some milestones:

1. A slept. In the night. Twice. Last night he went to bed at 7:15 and woke at 5:00, right after my alarm went off. The night before, he went down at 7:30 and woke about 3:30, but I think it had something to do with my spazzy wake up and run to see if the baby is breathing stampede that happened. I woke around 3:30 and jumped out of bed because, well, because this was not normal. Just when I thought I was going to lose it from one more night of deprivation....

2. Spotting...ahem. Yup. A couple of days ago, I felt kinda crampy PMS-y, but I thought maybe it was just my digestive tract working something out. I don't think today's spot is a period yet, but I am pretty sure that it has something to do with how long A went without BFing last night---I read that the absence of suckling makes prolactin levels fall, and that could be the source of bleeding. Maybe I'll be fertile and get that magical Hail Mary/Urban Myth pregnancy that happens (although I know this can happen--fellow blogger, M, had this! It's true! Ah!)

3. FET talk. Already you ask? Yes, and the discussion happened before he slept so much these past two nights. We are shooting for late June in the hopes we can time the baby to come right before spring semester ends in 2012. I can take the summer off without having to use sick time (which I currently have none). As much as I kinda don't want to do this again right now, it isn't about me. I want A to have a sibling, and we want them to be close in age if we can swing it. We have 5 frozen blasts, all in pretty good condition. We have already decided that this FET is a SET (single embryo transfer).

4. Three (!!) more weeks of class then I am off for 5 glorious weeks before the Spring semester. I can't wait to have 100 percent of A every day! I miss him when I am at school.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

It is getting better

Sometime this past week, we've turned a corner here. A is now 7, almost 8, weeks old, and he is better (or I am better--who knows). His stomach issue seems to be gone or at least manageable. He's smiling and happy and playing more now. No longer are we in crying fits that never seem to be under control! Yeah! Thanks to all of you who sent me love and support. I know I don't post much, but you all seriously helped.

I am curious to know if there are any successsful breastfed-baby-sleeping-through-the-night stories to share. Anyone? Many of my bloggy friends are having success, but I am curious if I am having a hard time with it because A is only drinking breastmilk. Any ideas on how or when I should expect the feeding fest to end in the late nights/wee hours of the morning?

Thursday, November 10, 2011