Hi my name is Katie. My daughters are Lyla and June, and they are milkaholics.
Right now I feel like the rest of my life all I will do is feed a baby, change a diaper, put her down to sleep and repeat with #2. Luckily, the girls have been pretty good nursers and have been gaining an ounce a day. It's gone fairly well from the beginning- the lactation specialist at the hospital told me I was the poster child for colostrum. Not exactly what I'd choose to be the poster child for, but I guess I'll take it- I don't think I could win poster child for anything else at the moment. I wish I wasn't the only person who could do this because it is more than a full time job! He is a talented man, but this may be the one job Brad isn't qualified for.
June is kind of a foodie already, she only wants the real deal. When I put the binkie in her mouth she sort of gags and makes a disgusted face before taking it. When she eats she eats like an angry bird for a few minutes, then rests before her next course. She likes her meals separated into appetizer, main course, and dessert. She wants the whole restaurant experience at every feeding.
Lyla on the other hand tends to eat more slow and steady, it's incredibly relaxing for her and she can fall asleep on me or to a binkie. The funny thing is that a little back rub, foot rub, or hand massage is what she requires to wake up and keep eating.
Because they both have their own little styles and floppy heads I don't know how I could ever do tandem nursing without an extra pair of hands. I also don't feel like I could ever nurse modestly the way people do in public. Maybe some weeks from now I'll be more ready for some of those more advanced nursing techniques...
I must say my very favorite thing about nursing is when they're about done and they roll their eyes back in their head then give a big smile. I love that. I know they say real smiles aren't for a couple months, but I don't understand why these don't count. They seem so happy. I caught one of June's post feeding smiles the day after she was born: (still working on capturing one of Lylas)