Last weekend our good friend Nicola got married in the Bahamas. Given Elia’s age, I had to sit this amazing vacation/party/biggest-event-of-our-best-friend’s-life out. I stayed in Atlanta while Ashley went to the Bahamas. It was hard for her to be away from Elia, and it was hard for me to miss the wedding, but all agreed that 6 weeks is a little young for international travel.
Months ago, when I realized we’d be apart this weekend, I channeled the Air Tran commercial: “Dont…leave me…with…the…BABY!” and called my mom for reinforcements stat.
We entertained ourselves by finding joy in everything, right down to her tiny toes:
Playing dress up (This was my dress as a baby):
And pumping like a mad woman to try to get a freezer/fridge full of milk (you don’t get a photo for that one). After 3 days of pumping after every daytime feeding, I had enough for one 3.5oz bottle and one 3oz freezer bag. So frustrating. I’ve been trying for 2 weeks to get enough for Ashley to get to give her a bottle after work and to stockpile some for future needs.
I’m trying to keep my water and calorie consumption up. It just seems like I make *just enough* for her and that’s it. In my research, I read that a nursing mom should get a solid 8-10 hours of sleep for maximum milk production. Yeah right. So besides that ludicrous suggestion, if anyone has tips for upping milk supply, please feel free to comment!