Thursday, January 1, 2009

Miscellaneous Update

I'm sorry it's been so long since I've posted anything new. I feel like I've hit a bit of a dry spell when it comes to my blog, and I'm just not sure what to write about. There are so many topics I could talk about, but nothing really jumps out at me right now. If anyone has questions or suggestions on what they would like to know about, please post a comment and let me know!

I'm about 13 weeks along in my pregnancy. The second trimester officially begins at 15 weeks, so I am close. I don't get nauseated anymore, and that is wonderful. I still get hungry quite often, but not nearly as much as I did a few weeks ago. My milk production is way down, and my baby only nurses 1 to 2 times per day now. Even when I drink the milking mother tea it's not a significant increase in milk, but it does help some.

I've read that the milk supply naturally diminishes around the fourth to fifth month, and so far my pregnancy is following that pattern. My baby will be one year old very soon, and I will have achieved my goal of nursing her for at least 12 months, and I feel good about the weaning process that is taking place. She is really growing fast, and she loves to eat any food we give her, and it's really fun to see her develop.

My family has had a good time during the holidays and the kids are enjoying their time off from school. We have all been sick with colds, and one of my children has had croup twice within a week, but we are managing and moving forward. I hope everyone is doing well!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Cherylyn,
    I just read your comment you left me on my blog & could not find a way to respond, so I took this route.
    If you are having a homebirth with the midwife & her apprentice, you will more than likely be fully supported, but if there is someone you are close to, to act as your doula, by all means, have them there! I don't see that it should be a concern on the m/w's part... an extra pair of helping hands at a birth is always useful. Especially someone who is not "overwhelmed" or "intimidated" by birth in general. KWIM?

    Take care & I look forward to updates on this!
    Kelly Kravitz, CD