Monday, November 7, 2011

Too Much of a Good Thing [A Giveaway]

Suck suck swallow breathe.

Gentle rhythm, soothing to the soul. 

We are getting there, he and I. It's been a battle, but it's been worth fighting for. 


August - 3 1/2 weeks

Ryan said I could feed triplets. And it's true. 

While many women [especially those who have battled with a horribly stressful low milk supply] might think oversupply is a wonderful problem to have, it doesn't come without it's challenges. And the truth is that many mamas give up breastfeeding because of their abundance

I know. I gave up with Ivy. I tried for 6 weeks and unfortunately did not seek out the help that was needed and went to exclusively pumping milk for 11 and a half months.

Why is something so natural, so difficult?

With August, I have been determined. I've joined breastfeeding boards, talked to 3 different lactation consultants, attended breastfeeding groups [or boob groups as they are so endearingly called] and have gone to extreme measures [cabbage leaves on the breasts, multiple doses of sudafed] to lower my supply. 

August is 9 weeks today and it's getting better. Slowly. Every feeding no longer feels like it's all hands on deck with crying and gulping and sputtering.


August - 6 weeks

Suck suck swallow breathe.

We are getting there.

August has his 2 month check on Wednesday. I'm anxious to find out his weight. He has been our fastest grower.

If you're up for a giveaway, feel free to leave a comment guessing his weight and height and the person that is closest to both numbers, without going over will win a $10 giftcard to Starbucks. Pumpkin Spice Latte, Baby.

[To help you in your guessing, at 3 weeks of age, August was 8 pounds 14 oz. and 19 1/4 inches long]. 

Winner will be announced Wednesday evening.


UPDATE: Due to a sick Sylas and Ivy, August's 2 month check has been moved to Friday afternoon. I'll post the winner after that. Keep the guesses coming!


Congratulations to Little Misses' Mama who guessed August's weight and height exactly!!!! 12 pounds, 2 oz and 21 inches long. Great job!

29 comments:

  1. My guess is 12 lbs, 1 oz.


    I'm so glad to hear that things are improving with your sweet little boy's feeding. Nursing is so precious, but it can be such a struggle. Best wishes to both of you!

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  2. He is adorable! And I'm so glad the breast feeding is beginning to get easier. I'm guessing he is up to 10 lbs 15 oz and 22 inches long.

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  3. what a sweet little guy he is! glad the breast feeding is getting better!

    my guess: 12lbs 6 oz...and 21.5 inches long.

    have a lovely week!

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  4. I'm going to guess 13 pounds and 4 ounces! :)

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  5. ohmygoshheissoyummy.

    I'm going to guess August is 13 lbs 9 oz and 21 inches long.

    Yes, I agree --- it's so hard and so much work, and every baby is different. Sounds like you're making it work, and great job at that Mama! ;)

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  6. Oops! I forgot to guess length. I'm going to say 22 inches.

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  7. 11lbs 8oz and 21.5 inches Glad that you are hanging in there with the BF

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  8. Keep up the good work! it's well worth every challenge you overcome. I'll guess 12lbs 3oz, and 20.5 inches long.

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  9. august is such a cutie!! our third little guy's 2-month check up is this week too! i will guess that he is 12 lbs, 2 oz and 21 inches long! i have the same problem with over supply and you're right--it is a problem but one that can be overcome! glad to hear it is going better!

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  10. My guess is 11 lbs. 3 oz. and he is 23 in. long. Praying for you and your beautiful family!

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  11. I am going to say 12 lbs 5 oz and 22.5 inches long.

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  12. My little Indonesian peanut :)
    13 lbs and 19 3/4 inches

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  13. My guess is 12 lbs 3 oz! Your family is so precious! I just enjoy every post you do! God has blessed your family and every one of your kiddos is a gift from Him no matter how long they've been with you!!

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  14. 12lbs 3 oz, 20 1/2 inches :) what a cutie! and I asked the same thing, "Why is something so natural so hard?" not sure, but it IS hard. very rewarding though... keep at it!

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  15. Okay...let's see:
    Weight - 11 lbs 4 oz.
    Height - 20 1/4 inches
    Best of luck at the appt!!
    Lisa C. from Va.

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  16. Ohhh, August. You're looking like a pretty stealthy grower, and I am a very bad guesser at these things... I think I'm gonna say that you're 23 1/2in long, and 13 lbs exactly!

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  17. alright August you know how I love to win!
    I think you're 12 and a 1/2 lbs and 20 and a 1/2 inches. Common August! Feel free to poop accordingly.

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  18. hmmmm lets see here! Gus is hmmm im going to say 21.67 inches long, And 11.48 lbs he isnt .5 YET lol

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  19. Oh, he's precious! I am no good at guessing! Can't wait to hear!

    Steph

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  20. I say 10 lbs 4 ozs and 20.25 inches. I think that he is the cutest little August!
    Danielle Form Lynnwood, WA
    Good luck!

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  21. What a chunky monkey Bri!
    I am glad to hear it is getting better for you.
    I'm guessing August weighs 13lb 6 oz and is 20 1/4" long.

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  22. Hmm..... I'm gonna guess 11lbs 9oz and 22 1/4 inches

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  23. I forgot to say my name Above :) Becka Lyke

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  24. Oh, I feel for you - I know both ends of the breastfeeding supply spectrum. I'll be praying for you! I'm guessing 11 lbs 2 oz and 20.5 in long.

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  25. just wanted to say what a sweet little guy you have there! His gorgeous eyes look like Silas's eyes to me. I also have an overabundance of milk - my babies were/are giants as a result... I hear ya on the struggle to get a rhythm to the feeding. Good job persevering, and not only on the b-feeding. It's just amazing how you keep going as a mom and wife in the wake of loss. Truly, you are an inspiration!

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  26. I LOVE his name! What a sweet face! I'm guessing 11lbs 2oz 22in :)

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  27. 11 lbs 12 oz

    Oversupply momma here with my first but she was not a great weight gainer despite my incredible ability to produce 8 oz out of one side at a time, no kidding! Block feeding saved and killed me. I went 8 hours on each breast, it was so painful but it worked. Good luck! This time around I produce enough, maybe a little extra but not the excess.

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  28. August is such a little sweetheart. I'm glad breastfeeding is going better for you, it can be so disheartening during the rough parts! My guess is 11 lbs 4 oz and 22-1/2 inches long.

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  29. hey there! we'll guess 10 pounds 15oz and 21.5 inches. I have no clue. :) lol

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