CT_Michelle, Suga, Gecko
- Add me to the long list of ladies who teach on this board -- I just teach at the other end of the age spectrum. Pre-fertility treatments I taught a night course in Research Methodology to students getting their master's degrees in social work. I took a break while we were in treatment but I'm gonna start teaching it again in January. I love teaching. Still, I will miss that time that I would've had with Evie so I'm a bit reluctant to go back.
- She's only had formula 2x since we left the hospital. Yeah, I think it is going to be painful to stop lactation. I am pretty much a dairy cow these days as I pump about 6-8 ounces at a time every 5 hours. One time when I went extra long w/o pumping I pumped 9 and a half ounces! It was actually too much to put in one bottle! Too bad I can't make a career out of this, huh? My mom was joking that I should start bottling it and selling it on the internet!
- Thanks for the good wishes.
I'm really glad to hear that your DH is coming around on the 2nd child business. I think it's probably a really hard thing for anyone to imagine this soon -- except us IVF gals. We kinda have to think about these things right away.
- I'm a math person, too. I even taught a stats class way back when I was in grad school. I totally get what you said about calculating the distance when you drive b/c back when I used to be really into distance running I passed the time calculating the distance and my average time in my head. Something calming about that.
Anyone else have trouble losing the last of the baby weight? I have 5 pounds that won't come off!
After I lose those I'll be at my pre-pregnancy weight but I still will have another 10 to lose that I gained during fertility treatment.
Also, my body just feels weak and lumpy. I'm too tired to exercise. Anyone have any tips. A good friend brought over a huge tray of cupcakes on Sunday, too. Well-meant but definitely not what I needed. I'm making DH take them to his office to get them out of my reach!
Formula? We're starting formula at least 1x per day tonight. I have some that were samples I got in the mail but I need to decide on what brand to stick with -- any suggestions? I hear that something w/DHA and ARA is best but that even if it says it has those supplements it may not be in the right quantities.
So, what are you ladies using who are using formulat and why did you pick that brand?