I think I might be missing that part of my brain that tells me to stop eating dessert. And hence, no weight loss this week. Actually, I haven’t been trying to lose weight the last few weeks because I’ve been trying to figure out how to get my milk supply up. Monday was an all-time low. I thought I’d figured it out with Powerade and Fenugreek. But Monday there was almost no milk, all day. And it was a very hard day.
I was talking to my sister and she mentioned that her biggest milk-killer was not getting enough sleep. And Saturday night I’d gone to bed at 2:30 am. So Monday night I went to bed earlier and the next day my supply was fine. But last night E woke up at 4 am, then 5, 6, and 7. And I dwindled again today. Sigh.
So. Very. Tired.
New plan: go to bed by 11 every night.
Other new plans: I’m starting up Weight Watchers again this week and continuing with the Powerade and Fenugreek. And now that my hubby’s darn Board exam is over (today!!) I am going to start running early in the morning a few times a week.
I’ve also been experimenting with different bottles, trying desperately to get E to start drinking from them. I tried a Playtex Nurser, which she liked the nipple, but not the flow. Those are the ‘drop-ins’ kind with the plastic bag and it makes the flow different than a normal bottle. She got frustrated with it. Then I tried the Avent because the nipple shape was similar to the Nurser and she took to it! She drank almost the whole thing.
Okay, I’m off to bed.