Monday, March 30, 2009

My milk is in

Today my milk finally came in and my breasts started to get a little engorged so I decided it was time to start pumping. Originally my plan was to pump and store up enough milk to donate but lately I have been thinking of just pumping it and giving it to Kyndra if she will drink it. I was able to pump 5 oz today. I haven't given her any yet but tomorrow I will give it a try. She won't drink regular milk out of her sippy cup so maybe she will drink my breast milk. If Kyndra won't take it then I will donate it. I'm not sure how long I will pump but I know I will slowly try to reduce my supply over time so that I don't have to deal with engorgement. This way will be a little less uncomfortable. I would've loved the opportunity to breastfeed Carleigh because it's such a wonderful bonding experience between mother and child and I loved doing it with Kyndra.

18 comments:

The Martin Family said...

I am so sorry that you did not get the opportunity to breastfeed Carleigh. I do think its wonderful you plan to pump and give it to Kyndra and even donate your milk. Stay strong in your faith Holly. God Bless You.

Kat (DrusMom) said...

That's an incredible thing that you will be doing, Holly. You are the most amazing woman I have EVER known in my life. I am SO privileged to know you. I love you. Okay...my tears are about to flow so I will stop. Hahaha :)

The Balduccis said...

You are an amazing, amazing amazing momma! :)

Anonymous said...

simply the best... I can't believe you are thinking of others but you are just so kind and sweet that's why God sent you that angel...

Mama Bear said...

It blows me away that in this time of grief you are still thinking of others (by donating your milk if Kyndra won't drink it).

You are one of the strongest, most amazing women I've 'met' in a long time.

Take care.

Sailor and Co said...

Wish I could give you a hug.

Trennia said...

Sorry your little girl didn't get to stay here on earth with you, but I'm sure she's with JESUS and you will see her again.As long as you know the LORD as your Saviour you got a home in Heaven. My little girl went home to JESUS May 3, 2008.Praying for you and it is kind of you to donate your milk.

Anonymous said...

Just thinking of you:)

Sarah (Lovemy918-CM) said...

Your an absolutely amazing pereson!

Amber said...

Your an Amazing woman and mother love you Holly!

Betty said...

Oh, I understand. Breastfeeding is such a wonderful, perfect way to bond. I am so sorry you didnt get the chance to do it with Carleigh, but now a baby in need will get the amazing benefits from it! That is unless Kyndra likes it...which she probably will since she doesnt like reg. milk. You are an amazing mom, Holly. Simply amazing. I thank God that I have had the chance to get to know you.

Anonymous said...

That's a great idea to donate it! I don't blame you for not wanting your breasts to be engorged, it's painful. Sorry you didn't get the chance to feed Carleigh :(. I've been thinking about you all everyday!

Ashley

Nicole said...

I bet Kyndria would love it! If not a baby that needs it will def. benefit from your milk.
((HUGS))

Misty said...

Thinking of you always!

Celia said...

Once again, I am amazed at your thoughtfullness towards others in the midst of your trials. I am hoping that either way, whether Kyndra decides she prefers your milk or you have to donate, that will be helpful not only to you but to whomever recieves it. That in itself could be a ministry - donating breast milk! Still praying for you. Your story (and your mom's) is touching my heart completely.

The McDaniel's said...

That sounds like an awesome plan! You are an amazing, inspirational, woman of God! Thank you for being a special part of my life!

Much love and respect, Monica.

Anonymous said...

I think that you are so amazing Holly!!! You think of others in need even through all of your pain!! I cannot wait to see you and I am praying for you every night and I think of you every second!!! I love you!!

Chantel

April Swenby said...

Holly: I'd like to send you something but I don't have your mailing address...can you e-mail it to me?

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