Monday, May 31, 2010

how does that saying go?

There's no use crying over spilt milk? Whoever thought of that little saying wasn't pumping milk from their lady lumps every 3 hours for their sick newborn. They also probably weren't losing their milk supply due too lack of sleep and stress. They definitely didn't have a crazy 2 year old that as soon as he sees you pumping decides it's the perfect time to wrestle mommy, thus spilling the liquid gold all over the bed. I am sorry, I will be crying over every single drop of spilt milk.

11 comments:

Kim said...

oh, do I have a story to go with this one! I probably shouldn't post it-I'll email you. I can definitely understand this post! I've cried over spilled milk more than once.

Auntie Ann said...

It really is liquid gold...I pumped for 7 1/2 months, its THE WORST!
YOUR family is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Melany said...

i totally feel you on this one. when pen was in the nicu i had just spent 45 mins pumping 4 ounces of milk to take down to her, and i set it on the table for 1 second and paul accidently knocked it over and the liquid gold spilled everywhere. i cried like a baby. and i may have smacked paul really hard.

does it work to have cartoons or something on for harper while you pump?...

Georgia said...

Oh Ruth.....cry over the spilled milk. You'll feel better. It will get easier! Hang in there!!!

rookie cookie said...

The same thing happened when Jack has his surgery when he was a month old. It was so stressful and I got no sleep and my milk supply disappeared.

You are a trooper. I hate breastfeeding and I hate pumping. I would have quit. You are a good mom.

Carrie Anne said...

oh friend!!! pumping every 3 hours was SO HARD for me....it's like you cringe, put those things on, count to 50, or 100, & then let it run. ugh! so sorry!
i cannot get over how CUTE davy is! oh my gosh i just love looking at her cute face! i hope things are going well at home...and that all of you are adjusting well.

Heather said...

Ruth, you have every reason to cry. It is a hard thing to do (the pumping of milk). But after said cry, just try to think of all the good things in your life compared to others. You have your baby at home, not in the nicu. You have 3 cute little boys (although rambunctious at times I'm sure), a loving husband, and a house in which to raise them. You also have family and friends too, in which to share your problems, frustrations AND accomplishments! Your are doing GREAT, but along with that you sometimes have the occasional spilled milk.... it happens. Just pick yourself up by the bra straps and start again. It WILL get easier, even though it doesn't seem like it now. You WILL look back on this time and choose to do it over again, if you had to, just so you could have your baby girl again. I don't know if this rambling will help, but I hope it does. You are blessed and Heavenly Father knows of your troubles and is trying to help you in ways you don't know of yet. Just keep praying, keep your faith nearby, keep writing, and if all else fails.... use duct tape. J/K lol

Katie Schultz said...

Yes I know the feeling! Liquid Gold is the perfect word for milk when you are pumping all the time. Oh man that was hard.

Becky said...

Ugh! I hate when that happens. You may already know this, but Fenugreek capsules are great for helping to increase supply. It's an herb, so I wouldn't think it would have any side effects with your special girl, but it wouldn't hurt to double check. I went to a lactation specialist for months with Ash, and she swears by it. I felt like it worked. It seemed to ease let down, which may help with the pumping. I pumped exclusively for my first two for 3 months each. After that it was so much work, I gave up. I can only imagine what it must be like with so many meds and tubes and all the sterilizing...I applaude you!!!!

Just Us said...

You don't know me, I saw your blog link on CJane's blog. First of all I just want to tell you that you have the most beautiful family. That sweet baby of yours is such a pretty little girl. What an amazing family. Second I thought I would tell you about this product that I found while going through decreased milk supply about 6 months ago. It's called "More Milk Plus." It's an herbal supplement made by the company Motherlove. You can find it at Whole Foods. I swear by it. I don't know if you're still having that problem, but if you are you really should try it.
I am so glad I found your blog. Beautiful. You and your cute family are in my families prayers.

AzĂșcar said...

I remember crying more in tears than the milk I spilled.