Wednesday, February 17, 2010

You Helped...the Stipes Do Not.

You all are the best. THE BEST. You totally came through for me. The comments, the emails, all of it is so completely helpful! I can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your wisdom...never in my life have I typed and/or read the word nipple so many times. ;)

A few things really stuck out to me. The fact that in most cases you just had to grit your teeth and hang in there and it did get better. With Jake, I really felt like it was just never going to get better, so why bother. Knowing IT WILL is gonna help tremendously. And, I'll be implementing your tips and tricks and for sure harassing the experts until I get it right. :)

I have different reasons for wanting to make it work this time. It's not necessarily for the health benefits, or the bonding...because I really think formula is just's really for convenience.

Sure, bottles are less painful at first. But they are still a lot of work...I know, I've done it three times. Making sure they're washed, and have the right water, formula stockpiled, making sure you have enough bottles/formula for your outing, mixing them up, on and on.

I'm up for the challenge. I think. In the mean time, I'm going to pray fervently for a baby who just knows how to latch on perfectly. ;)

On a completely different note, I thought I would share with you what not to wear, preggo style.

It's called horizontal stripes when 31 weeks pregnant.

They are not helping my silhouette, even from the front.
Yet...I've worn them two days in a row.

It's official. I've reached the "I really don't give a rip if it's unflattering, because really, what IS flattering?!?" stage.
You're welcome.


  1. Sarah, I think you look fabulous! Enjoy every day of your pregnancy!

    Have a great day!

  2. Seriously. You look great in stripes. Definitely adorable :)

  3. Totally just thought of this - wonder if Jake couldn't latch very well because he had a short frenulum (that thing under your tongue - google it!) - my youngest had that, but after a few good wide mouth crying jags, she had stretched it out. I wouldn't have noticed it or even known to look for it, except the lactation consultant pointed it out to me in the hospital when I had issues with a latch one day. It does affect things.
    You look fabulous, by the way!

  4. Adorable in stripes-you can't even tell your pregnant from the front!

  5. You look good even in the stripes! I also think you're a super skinny pregnant woman. Seriously.


  6. P.S. I missed yesterday's post. But here's my 2 cents: YOU CAN DO IT!!
    I loved nursing and after Robby's delivery it was the best thing for my body and his. Nursing takes time because that's the way God wants it. He wants you to sit, drink a glass of water and slow your body down. Be patient with yourself!
    If you need any more encouragement don't hesitate to call me (or Heth - she's the best...or Heth's mom -SHE is totally the best!)

  7. I think you are a super cute pregnant girl!!!!!

  8. I am still laughing at the comment..." you can't even tell..."

    You are so brave to open up the breastfeeding topic! And everyone was soooo nice! I was worried some of those "nazies" the other commenter mentioned would go crazy on you! *smile*

    Next time we go out I can share my experience...

  9. You look FAB MAMA! I honestly think the stripes look cute! Excited to see that baby! :)

  10. If you have challenges getting the baby to latch on, your hospital will likely have a lactation specialist on staff. (That's on my list of things that I never thought could actually be a job... lol) Ask them if they have one. (I'll bet the do.) And ask to see her while in the hospital. Ask a million questions. Tell her what's going on. She'll be there to help you get a good start at breastfeeding.

  11. You're rocking the stripes! Very cute! I'm in the same boat with you as far as breastfeeding goes - apprehensive, but hopeful! Thank you for posting on the topic. The comments the ladies have written will be a huge help to me as well. Good luck to ya. If I learn anything that hasn't already been mentioned, I'll be sure to pass it along. :)

  12. That is so totally NOT fair! You look adorable in strips. I can't wear stripes to save my life! The "girls" just make it impossible....

  13. You look GREAT!! I love the stripes on you. I wish I looked like that when I was pregnant. What am I saying?? I wish I looked like that NOW!!

    I'm glad you said that bottles are a lot of work. That is why I don't pump. I use my built-in bottles & it makes life easier. I'm not an outright public nurser, car is my nursing station when I'm out & about. Ahhh, life is good.


Thanks for commenting, you make blogging fun. :) If your comment doesn't appear right away, it's because it's awaiting moderation, but it will show up soon!

Web Hosting Pages