Wednesday, October 01, 2014
The plan is that I will nurse, then pump and give her that milk as well. I've done that today several times, so hopefully it will help. It takes forever, though, and giving her a bottle after nursing doesn't do anything to help her nurse better. If anything, it should make her lazier, since she'll expect that after nursing a bit, she gets the bottle, which is easier to drink from! But I don't know that I can deal with using a supplemental nursing system, with the tube attached to my nipple and all that. I just don't know that it is worth the hassle at this point. Sigh. Who would ever have thought that baby #10 would be so much trouble?? If I had any doubts that this should be the last one, they are banished now, LOL. I seriously do not have the time or mental energy to deal with this! I really thought that after the baby came, we would be able to get back into a good routine, especially with school, since I wouldn't be going to Bethesda twice a week for appointments and non-stress tests. Now I'm going 3 times a week! A good routine? Ha! Things are falling apart all over the place! I don't know what I'll do if we can't get this resolved before it's time for me to start teaching again. I still haven't even finished writing the anatomy exam the kids are supposed to be taking over the first 4 chapters! I started that last Tuesday night before I went into labor, but I just couldn't concentrate, so I only got the first 11 or so questions written. And now I am tired and foggy-brained, so . . .