Saturday, October 13, 2007

SBEBB Halloween exchange received

I received a HUGE Halloween exchange from Marie yesterday. I was amazed at all the neat stuff! Her stitched piece from Trail Creek Farm is so cute. The hanger is great, and her finishing is immaculate. She did such a nice job on it.



She also sent a multitude of goodies. I love it all, but especially the Dracula bag and the needle magnet. I use my current needle magnet, but I've looked for more attractive ones. Marie found one! If I had seen this one, I would have bought it myself! It's a little ghost and pumpkins--so cute!


Marie even stitched up something for Logan--a whole bunch of bibs. She is truly generous. Thanks, Marie, I love it all!

Baby update: We're doing the breastfeeding, pumping, and supplementing with formula. I think I'm actually producing less milk now. I'm getting very discouraged about the whole thing and am about to say forget it. Here's a new pic of the boy--think he'll be a model someday?


18 comments:

Emilie said...

What a lovely exchange! The bibs are so cute.

Hope things get better. There's no point making yourself miserable if the breastfeeding isn't working, but there may be other solutions. Brigitte and I had a terrible first six weeks (not gaining weight, thrush, bleeding) and I was ready to give up. Things turned around dramatically once I found a real lactation consultant (ILCA.org). The local nurses had basic training, but weren't experts, and we got some unfortunate advice. Definitely worth the try IMO if there is one in your area. I've learned a lot in the last 7 mos, happy to help if I can. Best of luck to you all.

jymisgurl said...

I'm sorry to hear about the breastfeeding troubles. I had them with my first. After a week I threw in the towel. He was 9 lb. 9 oz. when he was born, and he seemed to eat constantly. That he could never seem to eat enough just made my postpartum depression worse. I am happy with the decision I made.
With my second (much smaller) son, I breastfed him until he was nine months old and started biting me. When I put him on formula, it felt right, too.
In the end, you've just gotta do what's right for you and the baby, and no one can tell you what that is but you.
HUGS! And lots of hope that things improve. He is adorable!

Anonymous said...

I'm a "lurker" of your site, but I've been following your pregnancy/birth.
I had supply issues with my first (like I didn't make any) The only sort of pump that worked for me was a hospital grade pump. I would also suggest finding a real lactation consultant or calling up the La Leche League. The "latctation specialists" at the hospital (pro breastfeeding) provided were pretty much a laugh. Good Luck!

Barbara said...

Emilie's comment regarding a lactation consultant is a great bit of advice. We also had some unfortunate advice from nurses with our second child and I had a very difficult and discouraging experience. To supplement my milk flow, I drank herbal teas that contained herbs that will stimulate milk flow. It helped. Try not to get discouraged - the feeding, however it's done and whatever you're feeding him, is a primary opportunity for bonding. Try to just enjoy dear little Logan. :) Sending you big hugs and best wishes.

cathymk said...

What a great package!

Logan is an adorable baby. So gorgeous!

monique said...

Aw, Logan is so sweet!

Katrina said...

Don't tie yourself in knots over it! Hopefully you can work the breastfeeding issues out but if you can't it's not the end of the world. He's a beautiful baby!

Love the bibs, what a sweet gift, and the exchange is gorgeous. The finishing is wonderful.

Abi said...

I agree with finding a lactation consultant. I had issues with A and the specialists at the pediatrician's clinic helped out a lot.

Sharon said...

Beautiful exchange and gorgeous baby!

Sara said...

What an awesome package you got:)

Glad to see your little guy is doing better too.

Mindi said...

What a fantastic exchange. Hopefully you're able to work out the feeding issues with some of the advice the other ladies have left.

Maree said...

Oh, I love the bibs! And Logan is *gorgeous!* I gave up breastfeeding after about two weeks, for various reasons. I don't regret it as such, because it made for a happier household all around but I do wish I'd called a La Leche League consultant first. All I will say is you need to do what's best for your family. (hugs)

Nic said...

It sounds like you've had pretty much all the same issues with Logan as my sister had with my niece M - jaundice, colic, milk supply problems...

It *will* resolve itself - M is now 18 months, and I've never known a happier, healthier and more switched on baby! My sister - with help from a breast feeding specialist from La Leche League managed to feed M until she was nearly a year old, and M is one hungry child :o)

Best wishes to you all!

Dawn said...

Great exchange!! Logan is a cutie.

Andrea said...

A great exchange. Love the bibs, too cute. Logan is gorgeous.

Squazi said...

Wow what great exchange items you have received. Your little boy is gorgeous, just love the pose. Don't give up on breastfeeding, I found it difficult at first with my daughter, because she just wouldn't feed. After plenty of persistence, she fed really well and now at 14 months, she is still going strong. I was advised to feed her as often as she wanted it, this meant sometimes as many as nine or ten feeds a day. It seemed to really help with the milk production.

Carol said...

What a beautiful exchange from Marie! She spoiled you!!! And Logan is adorable! Glad he is doing much better now!

Michelle said...

Great exchange! Love those bibs. What a cutie you have there, glad he is doing better.