All in 6 Weeks Time

We've gone from one ounce bottles to the big mama jammers. Granted two days after purchasing every product our lactation consultant even semi suggested, we realized the one ouncers were more of a confidence builder than all that functional. None the less it was exciting to fill 'er up, my confidence was built.

The main reason James sleeps so well (praise the Lord) is because he can pack it in. That boy, much like the rest of his relatives loves to eat. He gets a bottle before bedtime from Josh and always polishes off at least 6 ounces, so this past weekend we did our final bottle upgrade to the 8 ouncers. I don't think they come larger than that.

Needless to say, this mama is having a hard time keeping up. I take herbal supplements and pump a few times a day after nursing sessions and before bed, but I always wonder how anyone gets far enough ahead that they can freeze any. I'm going to make a batch of lactation cookies as soon as I can buy all the ingredients at the health food store.

The positive side of all this nursing is burning all the calories. 20 calories burned per ounce times 42 ounces to feed my hungry man is 850 calories a day. We don't have a scale (need to get one) so I was curious to see where I weighed in at my 6 week appointment.

I had lost 60 pounds in six weeks. I'm still amazed. I weighed 4 pounds more at the end of my pregnancy than I did at the beginning. All my pre pregnancy cloths are much looser, but still...

I still need to loose a lot more weight to be healthier and I feel totally lumpy, but I'm going to continue my daily walks with James, nursing and I'm adding a water aerobics class in each week as well.

Ironically, I donated 30 boxes of smaller sized clothes while making way for baby. So I'm hoping to keep up with the weight loss and get new fun things to wear, since what's in my closet is all I've got.



Aja said...

Other brands of bottles go to 10 or 12 oz including Avent, Tomee Tipee, and Playtex. A lot of people I know with babies now are doing the BM in a bottle thing before bed. Is it so they get more milk and sleep better? Why not just nurse and then you don't have to worry so much about pumping? No judgement. Just asking because this is a new thing I am hearing about. The only way I ever had milk stored was bc my kids only for bottles when I was away from them which was only here and there.

RayRay said...

way to go sarah!! that is wonderful!! a loss of 56 lbs pre pregnancy weight deserves a shopping trip. :) we did the bottle of bm before bed with mckinnon too and i swear he slept so much better. your little guy could not be any cuter. keep up the good work momma! xo

Kristin said...

Congrats on losing 60 lbs. Awesome.

I Do Declare said...

That is amazing, good for you!!!

Katie said...

42 oz?!?!?!?! No wonder you can't keep up! He thinks he's twins! LOL! He is adorable, Sarah, and you really look great (and so happy). You wear motherhood well!