Thursday, May 28, 2009

First Stream

I was really hoping the extra suckling would "pay off" and to my surprise, I think it did! When I had my alone time today, I got two little squirts on the side that isn't as generous and a real stream of milk on the "good girl" side! I couldn't believe it, except that I could see where all that milk landed! Too bad hubby was at work and missed it, but he said there was still quite a bit there later.

Progress is good!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lovely Weekend

We had such a nice extended weekend, hubby even stayed home an extra day, so we had lots of time together over the last few days. Being home together for so long, we found extra time to suckle and I am feeling it today. The girls feel full and a bit itchy. I hope that means extra milk when I get home tonight! We are creeping up on week 6 and I am hoping that we see an increase in supply, there has been extra demand!

Wish us luck.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Night Away

I spent my first night away from my husband since beginning our re-lactation. It was a goofy day and we didn't get to have very much time together before I left. I was hoping that after not suckling for 18 hours, the girls would be full and ready. I was disappointed that wasn't the case. I know it was probably wishful thinking anyway, but grrrr. I didn't drink my nomal amount of water, since other beverages were being served and apparently rum and coke doesn't work the same as water. I woke up alone and a bit hung over, but not as full as I was expecting.

Oh, well. I shouldn't be so impatient, I know there are a lot of women who have been doing this longer and haven't had the results we have had so far, but still! I just can't wait for really full, milky breasts.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"Post" Activities

My husband and I have been together for almost 14 years, he was only 17 when we started our relationship, I was 19. We have really grown together sexually. I was his first ever and he gave me my first "o". Our first 6 years together, we lived about 2 hours apart during the school year and at our parent's homes the rest of the time. We really didn't have quality time to spend together and I remember dreaming about just being able to wake up in his arms every day and I try to remember that feeling now, 8 years in to marriage. We did have some weekends together and some of our fondest memeories are from his first apartment at school. He didn't have any roommates and we discovered a lot about sex then.

I have to say, those used to be the "high" points of our sexual relationship, crazy weekend sex, trying to make up for all the time we were apart during the week. I can't say that that is still the "high".

Since begining our ANR, we have had sex at least once a day (except when I was on my cycle, I don't have intercourse then, but he still got attention each day). It has been crazy, we cannot get enough of eachother. Before, he would liken getting me "ready" to starting a car, if I was too "cold" and took too long to get going, it was because I hadn't been started enough lately (not enough sex). Now, I am always ready. I feel so much closer to him, and of couse it makes sense, we make sure to be together a few times a day, we are bound to feel closer, but I really had no idea that would be a result in our suckling time.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Week Four

Orginally posted on ANRSpace

I haven’t blogged about our progress in awhile, because I didn’t really think there was anything to say. We are now in week four and still suckling 3x a day and once a day I hand express. I do drink some Mother’s Milk tea, it is really yummy with a little honey. We have fallen in to a nice rhythm and love the morning and evening times together. Right after work is really hard, the kids are so excited to see Daddy that they don’t like to have to share him with me. It has made us very creative over the last few weeks!

Anyway, after reading the last thing I wrote, there has been progress…my milk is building slowly and in direct relationship to how much water I drink. I can’t believe how dry my mouth gets during the day! Hubby now does get to swallow some milk and I almost always get a little squirt on both sides during the day. The milky drops have started to run a bit and there are more from different ducts (a new one this morning!) I am glad that I have been writing down how things are going, it makes me realize how far we have come in just a few weeks. I have been going braless as much as possible, even out and about (with a coat on), the girls are much fuller these days. It is a great feeling and something I never did before. I think it helps with production (the girls don’t like to be held down too long).