Insufficient Glandular Tissue

I discovered that chronic low milk supply is a real thing, and not always a product of poor breastfeeding management.  I had anatomical factors working against me.  I have never been diagnosed by a LC or MD, but I know that I have Insufficient Glanduar Tissue. As I mentioned a few days ago, I discovered […]

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Rest

I am a little disappointed, but not surprised that I am 25 minutes past my deadline.  Rats, apparently, I fell asleep waiting for my turn at the computer. My heart is full of complicated ideas to communicated a very uncomplicated truth.  We need rest.  Jesus said the sabbath was created for man, what a nice […]

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Live and Learn

How I planned my postpartum time expecting to be a low milk supply mom: During Pregnancy I began using progesterone cream twice a day.  To be honest, I didn’t know if low progesterone was a problem I had in pregnancy.  On the off-chance that it would work, I did it.  I later learned that it can be […]

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If I Could Turn Back Time

parenting

This post is not intended to bash any parent, or spark a mommy war.  It’s intent is to share my regrets, why I regret some choices. I would have trusted my instincts If I could go back to my pregnant self, I would have trusted my instincts that something was abnormal about my breasts.  I […]

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Failure To Thrive (FTT)

Children are diagnosed with “Failure to Thrive” when their weight or rate of weight gain is significantly below that of other children of similar age and gender (John Hopkins Children Center)  Z has this listed on her medical chart, and it makes me sad every time I see it. I think it should have been listed on […]

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Dealing with Discouragement

I’m at the coffee shop again, because I just can’t think in that messy house. I got sick over the weekend, and I am just too tired to keep up on all of the chores.  My husband has an interview today, and no clean white shirts. My son has a rescheduled doctor appointment, because last […]

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My First Time Giving Birth

I had a bit of a false start the day after my due date.  I had an acupuncture treatment and immediately experienced changes in cervical fluid.  We had a relaxing afternoon with irregular contractions for the rest of the day and night.  We watched Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (this was part […]

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Making Choices and Accepting Not Having Control

I apologize that this was not posted yesterday.  Our internet was down, so it was out of my control.  I’m trying to get in the habit of early morning posts.  However, I’m just going to do my best, and it might not be 6am everyday. I’ve been reflecting on the first month after C was […]

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Embracing Imperfection

My day was not too hard.  It was not too busy.  It was not perfect either. I caught a cold and feel lousy. I struggle with having unrealistic expectations of myself, and my family too.  This postpartum season is certainly challenging me here.  I need to be challenged, because I need to offer more grace […]

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No, I am not okay

Days 2 – 17 of my son’s life are some of the most stressful days of my life.  To be completely honest, I can’ remember when every detail happened.  It’s hard to think back on those days, because my heart hurt so much, my body was still exhausted from pregnancy, labor and birth.  My emotional […]

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