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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Some Good News!
Verity had another weight check this morning, and she was up to 8 pounds, 6 ounces--a gain of 5 ounces since Friday! Yay! And while we were there (it wasn't an actual appointment, but just a weight check with the lactation consultant), I nursed her on one side only, and she weighed 2 ounces more afterward, so she is definitely transferring more efficiently. The lactation consultant was very happy with it all, so I think that will get them off our backs for awhile. I'll keep weighing her on our scale here at home, though, just to make sure. I do think Verity is going to be skinny though, like Grace. Grace weighed herself today, and she is all of 46 pounds at almost 7 1/2 years of age, putting her at the 5th percentile for weight. Verity is just not going to be a chunky monkey, gaining weight rapidly, no matter how much she eats! She'll be happy with that metabolism when she gets older though, LOL.
I was glad to have some good news because my morning did not start off on a good note. My faithful Medela Mini Electric breast pump died a sad death! It still makes noise, but it no longer actually provides any suction. I loved that pump! I said on facebook that it was almost 13 years old but as I think about it, it's actually just 11 years old. I used Amy's pump after Caleb was born, and I liked it so much that I bought the exact same kind for myself when she and I were both pregnant at the same time in 2003! I really don't want to spend $150 to replace it for the 10th baby, but for anyone looking to buy a breast pump just for casual pumping (not because you are returning to work and will need to pump all the time or anything), then I highly recommend this little pump. It has worked so well for so many years, and it is really easy to clean (dishwasher-safe, no nasty tubing or anything) as well as being really portable. So there is my recommendation, for what it's worth!