Assalamu alaikum/greetings, am doing better/feeling better than my last post. I’ve been listening to quite a bit of Qur’an, which is unfortunately seeming to be the best I can do this Ramadan, however, Alhamdulillah, it’s helped a lot.
Am still a bit, well no really, sleep deprived, but that is to be expected. I think the first time my son sleeps through the night it’ll probably scare the crap outta me at first, but then I think I’m gonna celebrate lol. I’d be happy with 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep which seems like a dream now lol. At this point I’d take 3 hours lol.
At any rate, am still having nursing issues, I’m not sure if I’ll ever get to nurse, which bothers me. And the pumping, well, the baby has a healthy appetite, and I feel like every time I turn around I’m pumping for him. And that just gets tiring especially when I pump for say 1 or 20 minutes or so, and only get less than a quarter of a 60 ML bottle of milk. That just makes me mad and frustrated. I kinda wish there was a tube I could just attach to my breast and put it in the baby’s mouth andhe could just drink directly from it, and then I could just skp the pumping part.
Any ideas on foods I can eat to increase my milk production? Anything I can do? I’ve heard of bags you can get to store your milk in, and I keep thinking to myself, who makes that much milk? Too bad I can take whatever the give cows to produce more milk lol, but I know that’s not really good for the cow so probably wouldn’t be good for me either.
Anyway, my baby is strting, well has for a while now, been making more noises other than crying, he has a litle noise he makes before he starts crying when he wants to eat, he ahs a noise he makes when he’s really relaxed/comfortable/about to fall asleep, and he makes noises in his sleep, about a week ago, although I know he’s not old enough to laugh out loud yet, it sounded as if I heard him laughing in his sleep. He also laughs/smiles and makes other expressions in his sleep, not to mention him moving around.
He’ll be 4 weeks old on Tuesday and it seems he’s changed so much already. I really think once he is able to lift his head, move around, and walk/crawl, etc., he’ll be really hard to keep up with. He’s definitely a lot of fun, though, even at this young age.