August 12, 2009

Saying goodbye to nursing...

I decided to go to the Dr. today for a weight check on the girls. I'm constantly worried about Kinley and all of the sudden the last couple of weeks both girls have been absolutely awful (day and night). They have been waking up at 3 and are up off and on until 6. So I have been up from 3 until they take a nap at 7ish. 

Well... sure enough they haven't gained enough weight. A month ago Kinley was 8 lbs 13 oz. Today 9 lbs 8 oz. Ansley was 9 lbs 11 oz. Today 10 lbs 10 oz. They want me to start nursing them every 2 hours and then supplementing. SERIOUSLY?!?! I already didn't do anything but nurse. Needless to say I had a total meltdown in front of 3 nurses. I let them know I was just tired b/c they aren't sleeping! 

It's been 5 long months of EBF and just when I thought we finally had it figured out this happens. I just can't take it anymore. It hurts so bad to be investing all your time and energy into something that is so important to you just to be told it isn't working. I am sad to make this decision and I feel defeated but as of today at 3 we have switched to bottles. Here's to hoping all of our lives will be much more pleasant.

1 comment:

Emily said...

Sorry Katie!! Allison (my sister) went through the same thing and when she switched Bella started gaining weight and has been such a happy difference! It was worth it for her, so hopefully that will happen with your girlies :)