My first LLLI meeting-
Very exciting and informative! I believe though the best thing I took from the meeting was the lovely people I got to meet and visit with. Lots of moms and moms to be and it was comforting to see we all have a lot of the same questions.
While I was there I bought this book- its already made me laugh and cry. I got very emotional on the birthing chapter and busted into tears telling James I just want it to be the three of us in the room immediately after he's born if possible. So right now that's the plan. I feel most comfortable with this. Of course our family will be notified to get there and come see, but just immediately, I feel a huge urge to keep it private.
Also! Great news James has finally agreed he'll be in there with me (up top close to my head) and no where else.
I don't even want to think about that.
Here's the awesome book- I've been shamelessly calling it my boobie bible.
Sunday morning I spent the morning with my mom and she and I made salt scrub!
Here's a nifty recipe where the use actual lemon!
Here's ours blending in moms mixer :)
Tru is 32 weeks! < 2 months to go!
Perk- maternity photos in about 2 weeks! Huzzah!
Had a Dr. apt this week, she says all sounds great and he's measuring right on time.
I'm having more back pain, I think it's just stiff and I have to move around a bit.
My calves have been sore, she said I'm running in my sleep... ... ... So that's where I find time to exercise.
And still victim to some sleeplessness, just worried/wondering about the boy + my bladder is pretty much crushed so, yeah.
Cut the cheese-
At the LLLI meeting we were talking about breast milk flavor is always changing because of what mom eats and it dawned on me to ask the question on if certain foods are off limits for breastfeeding moms. The leaders made an extremely important point for us she asked "do you have any food allergies in your family like to milk?" and I told her no and then it dawned on me. JAMES has a mild dairy intolerance. So, they advised me to cut out completely/cut back severely on dairy about 4-5 weeks before he's due to help the baby digest his milk better.
I'll admit this does put a damper on my custard/ice cream/yogurt fixes but us achieving a great nursing start means more to me than a sundae. After this conversation a FB friend of mine put on her status for some help on her son spitting up, amazing to me several mothers said they had to nix the dairy too for their babies milk! It either caused them to have reflux, upset tummy or diaper rash. One lady mentioned cutting all dairy from her diet also helped her lose 60 lbs! I'd cut the cheese to be lighter 60 lbs! ;)