Monthly Archives: February 2012

Breast feeding is really hard!

I think the biggest surprise I have had since Zac was born is how difficult breast feeding can be. I knew that I was going to have to work at it, I just didn’t realize it would be this hard. We have had issues with supply and attachment and whilst things are getting better, we’re still not there yet. Every feed is an ordeal of breast time, bottle (mostly expressed breast milk but sometimes formula) and then pumping time. It’s exhausting! I really want to exclusively breast feed so it’s been quite disheartening having to give him formula to top him up. But he’s happy and healthy and that’s the main thing. I just hope we can get this all sorted before my darling husband goes back to work in a couple of weeks time because I’m certainly not going to be able to keep all this up on my own.




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He is here!

Zachary Mark was born on February 4 at 3.43am weighing 3360g and 48cm long. He is perfect and wonderful and I couldn’t love more. We are slowly adjusting to being a family. This first week has been huge and exhausting but we are loving it.



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Still waiting


Well, this baby doesn’t seem to want to come out on his own so the doctor is inducing me tomorrow.  I’m really glad to have made it over 40 weeks though considering I’ve had a couple of issues in the last couple of months – namely high blood pressure and gestational diabetes.  I’m really excited and terrified at the same time.  I can’t wait to meet my little guy but I’m so anxious about what’s going to happen.  The wonder of the internet means it is really easy to freak yourself out by over-researching things.   And people just love to share their horror stories – especially when it comes to child birth!  Seriously ladies, why do we enjoy scaring each other?!  It’s crazy.

Anyway…I guess I’ll see you on the flip-side!  Eeek!


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