Books and Classes
I went to a La Leche League meeting last week and it was fantastic! It was my first one ever and it was nice to talk about everything from pregnancy to birth. Plus we talked a lot about breastfeeding and the problems that arises. There were so many pregnant women, women with newborns and women with toddlers! So it was nice to hear from this wide range of ladies.
I ended up joining the membership, which included their book on breastfeeding. I started reading it and I absolutely LOVE it. I can’t wait to finish it and it gives me the confidence that I can do this. I really, really want to! I know that since I’m able to be home, I’m really hoping to exclusively breastfeed little Boram.
My in-laws are buying some formula from America and shipping it to us as an “emergency” back up incase my milk doesn’t come in. I have told them that I am determined to make it work but I agree that I should have a few just incase. I have talked to a lot of friends who had major difficulties in the beginning but now breastfeed so I’m hoping to learn how they did it.
Amy (my EDD twin) recommended a book that both the hubs and I should read. The hubs already started reading that and when I’m finished with my book, I’ll start that as well. We both really enjoyed The Happiest Baby on The Block book and videos (on Youtube). Hopefully all of this reading will prepare us for what newborn life will be like. So excited and I know that it will be challenging but we are ready for it!
I feel very lucky that my hubby is so proactive in preparations for Boram. He’s watching videos, reading books, looking things up online to really help me with birth and the start of being parents together. He has even looked up what I should be eating to not only help my milk to come in but what is healthy for my diet. (so cute, SO CUTE)
On a side note, I’m 23 weeks today! Boram is as big as a papaya (8in, 1.2lbs) and speaking of papaya – - the Chinese believe that it is GREAT for your milk. I’ll probably eat a lot of it even though I don’t like it. LOL
And…. one last thing. I feel and see Boram kicking even more now! It makes me smile, even if it’s in the middle of the night. I was up from 3am-6am last night (err, this morning) from him kicking up a storm… although I am tired, I loved every single moment of it.