The Trifecta

Hey, you beautiful people! Thanks for all of the comments/suggestions yesterday. As I noted in my comment, you all rock the casbah.

The first half of my day involved sitting on the living room floor eating Santitas tortilla chip-crumbs out of the bag and staring out the window like some confined mental patient. Oh, and how could I forget, listening to “You Needed Me” by Anne Murray (THANKS A LOT, JONNIKER) 14,000 times. The second half consisted of some pumping, some bottle-feeding and some purchasing of formula.

So far today, I’ve breastfed twice because DAMN, I hate pumping. It’s just so boring and monotonous and plodding and monotonous. Did I mention monotonous? I’m even a proud owner of the Easy Expressions Bustier. And if that ain’t sexy, I don’t know what is. Come give momma a big wet kiss, my hands are free ya know…oh wait, you’re bumping into my milk canisters. Game over.

With or without the hot bustier, pumping sucks. Ha! A pun! I’m hilarious! Peeps, I’ll take the pain over pumping any day. Of course, I haven’t been in that much pain while feeding today…it’s that damn the-exact-opposite-of-what-you-complain-or- brag-about-always-happens-blog-thing. So, um yeah, feeding hurts HURTS SO BAD! I can’t TAKE IT!!

Did any of that make sense? I am confusing myself.

Moving along.

Do you know what today is? Wito’s 3-month birthday!

Do you know what tomorrow is? My 2nd wedding anniversary!

Do you know what the next day is? My 32nd birthday!

What’s up with all the 3’s and 2’s? It must be some sort of cryptic sign.

I must figure it out…have a great Saturday.

  1. Elizabeth

    November 4, 2006 at 12:00 pm

    Happy 3 months, Anders. Happy 2nd anniversary Whoorl and Hubby. AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I hope that it is filled with pain-less nursing and lots of snuggles… and presents.
    have a great day!

  2. whoorl

    November 4, 2006 at 1:29 pm

    Thanks Lyndsay! Right back at ya!

    We chose Nestle Good Start with DHA/ARA. Enfamil Lipil was what they fed him in the NICU. We have used it a couple of times in the past month and unfortunately, it backs him up.

    I heard that Good Start mimics breastmilk (digestive-wise) the closest and since he will still be breastfeeding 80% of the time, I wanted to keep it as similar as possible.

    Shit, who knows though. I haven’t tried it yet. :)

  3. Angella

    November 4, 2006 at 1:43 pm

    We have always used Good Start with our kids – the doctor even recommended it.

    Happy birthdays and anniversary! Hope you get to celebrate pain free :)

  4. cocodrie

    November 4, 2006 at 1:48 pm

    Happy big days coming up! Also, yeah, that is some sort of cryptic LOST-esque code. Crack that…

  5. Amanda

    November 4, 2006 at 3:52 pm

    I think I could make good use of one of those Easy Expressions boob holsters. Pumping is boring. But also hypnotic. I get in a trance from the whir of the motor.
    Hey, would you consider posting some pics of your wedding? I love wedding photos and I’ll bet that you and D were one of the most stylin’ brides and grooms in the whole wide world.
    I gave Avelyn Good Start today and she didn’t seem to mind it. It smells a lot less like ASS than pretty much every other brand out there.
    Happy 3 month to Anders!

  6. whoorl

    November 4, 2006 at 3:57 pm

    Amanda- I’m getting ready to mix up a little Good Start myself. I hope he likes it…

    And you read my mind about posting wedding photos- I’m putting some together right now. Plus, it’s a total cop out seeing that I don’t have to write anything. WOOT!

  7. katie

    November 4, 2006 at 6:26 pm

    Missed the last post, but Gentian Violet worked wonders for us, although explaing Jack’s purple face got a little old.
    Congratulations on the upcoming milestones, hope you can enjoy them!

  8. LVGurl

    November 4, 2006 at 6:51 pm

    Good Start is the formula of choice in this house. But I must warn you…


  9. jonniker

    November 4, 2006 at 7:35 pm

    HAHAHAHAHA. Sorry. Ahem. It’s just. Well, Snowbird and all, and now this.

    I love how the Easy Expressions woman is on the phone, likely scheduling some wildly important business meeting, barely aware of the giant empty jars suctioned to her breasts. Where’s the grimace of pain and torture? GOOD GOD.

  10. Annika

    November 4, 2006 at 7:36 pm

    Oh my god, that “bustier” is the funniest thing I have ever seen.

  11. Lyndsay

    November 4, 2006 at 1:09 pm

    You sound like you could use a vacation. Oh wait – it’s coming soon. Hang in there. Things will get better!
    What formula did you choose? I went with Enfamil Lipil with the DHA & ARA. It’s in a gold canister. We thicken it with a tablespoon of rice cereal to make it a bit more filling and to help Beans keep it down.
    Prepare for the change of smell with the formula diapers.
    You’re such a great Mommy!

  12. Melissa

    November 4, 2006 at 8:30 pm

    Wow.it sounds like you have a busy week ahead of you.

  13. Jennifer

    November 4, 2006 at 8:50 pm

    Oh my, that bustier is interesting. I’ve done lots of different formula. We ended up having to do soy with both my girls. I liked Good Start when we were using it but I was all in a tizzy one day about their scoop size compared to other brands.

  14. Sarcomical

    November 4, 2006 at 9:07 pm

    no way.
    that’s a lot of occasions for cupcakes all at once.


  15. trish

    November 5, 2006 at 10:33 am

    hi there, Duncan and I had thrush when he was about 5 weeks old and I managed to find a doctor who prescribed Diflucan (the one time tablet you can get for a yeast infection, I know it’s available in Canada and the UK, not sure about the US) and it totally worked for us. Now it’s not actually licensed for nursing mothers, but it is licensed for very young children so it wont hurt a baby to get some through your milk, so the catch is finding a doctor who’s not stuck to the rules. Good luck with whatever you do!