I nursed Caleb for 14 months, so nursing James was a natural choice. However, it doesn't seem to be in the cards. At first, we started adding a half teaspoon of formula for every ounce of milk to add more calories. At that point I was still hopeful that we could nurse. But now we've added a thickener, which dilutes the milk, and more formula in to counteract the dilution. At this point, only about a third of the milk James drinks is actually breast milk! So the bad news is that it's a hassle trying to get a bottle together. We may start making milk in 24-hour batches. The good news is that there's no worry at this point of my milk supply getting too low. Of the 24 ounces of milk that James is supposed to drink, only about 8 of those ounces are mama-made!
Not much has happened since our last update. For everyone checking the blog multiple times a day, I'm sorry to disappoint you! We're just waiting at this point. Since my mom is taking her laptop, and Jon's is being dumb and not letting us log in to post, we may not be able to post again until we're home.