Sunday, August 29, 2010

Well, Hello Sam Adams....

Our goal with Elle was for me to only nurse her, but that isn't working out so well, I was just not producing enough milk. We have visited a lactation consultant and she told me to take some herbal supplements, which only helped a little. We went to the pediatrician this week and he suggested Brewer's Yeast tablets, we had heard that drinking a beer also helps (also wine). He agreed, and suggested 2 beers a day or 1 glass of wine. I hate the smell of beer and really hate the taste, but willing to give it a shot. It could be the yeast that helps or it could be relaxing, whatever it is, it seems to be working a little more. I was getting pretty desperate, Matt is trying to convince me to trying Veggiemite, but I'm not quite that desperate....yet.

Abby is scared of Elle. I had Elle in her bouncer in the bathroom with me when I was getting ready last week and Abby came in to smell her and check her out. As soon as Abby got close, Elle sneezed and Abby coward down, back away and left the room. Wow, the times I wished I had that on video!

I have decided to keep a journal for Elle telling her all the things that Matt and I did or tried while we were trying to raise her. Like the beer and taking her to the liquor store. Remember the scene from Sweet Home Alabama..."Look at you, you have a baby... In a bar." That's kinda what it reminded me of. So, I hope to fill up the journal and give it to her when she is expecting her first baby.

Elle was a month old yesterday. I can't believe how quickly time is passing now. It really seems like yesterday that she was born, I wonder if it will always seem that way. I still cry every time I go by the hospital too, I hope that stops soon, I feel pretty stupid.

9 days old. This is my favorite photo.

Thanks for the NASA hat Aunt Becky and Phoebe!