Oh man, I wish I had time to write today about our amazing trip to England but I am beyond exhausted! Stab.my.eyes.out type of exhaustion. I thought coming home I would be at peace with finally seeing the boys and being able to sleep in my own bed cuddled up to my sweet baby Jude! Well I am happy to be home but I am less than happy with my body! I pumped the entire time we were in England and had a ton of milk that I of course dumped, thinking there is no reason why I would need it since Jude would just eat from me when we returned. Well, something went wrong on the day we got home. My milk supply tanked. I am talking BAD STUFF. He tries to eat 247 and there is nothing. He is maybe getting a few ounces here or there....MAYBE. Thankfully I had 2 left over bottles frozen that he has already exhausted. I bought the Mother's Milk tea yesterday and Fenugreek so today will be day 2 on both of those. I have been trying to eat as much as humanly possible to get the supply back up. I am seriously PRAYING it works! The good thing is that Jude takes solids so I have been stuffing him full of those to try to fill his tummy! I have also been adding 1/2oz of water to the 1 or 2 ounces I get of pumped breastmilk just to make sure he is not dehydrated. I am trying to pump every hour on top of trying to feed him just to get things rolling.
On top of that my period returned with a vengeance. It is my first one postpartum and it is kicking my butt. Cramps out the wazoo and just general exhaustion. It is really exciting that Jordan and I walked so much that last day in London, I am talking miles people! We also climbed 527 stairs to the top of St Pauls Cathedral. I am still feeling that in my legs. It is also exciting that we did not sleep that last night and woke up at 5am (midnight OH time) and did not sleep on our flights home. I am weak as all get out. I am seriously a zombie. It is bad news bears around these parts. Say a prayer for my patience! Thankfully Jude is super cute, right!? PS Isn't HE HUGE!? This is him this morning...he is seriously sitting up and when he is on his belly he gets into a crawling stance. He needs to stop this right now! He is still a baby!:(
Any tips or tricks for me to get my supply back!?