Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Remember When...

Remember when I got to feed Caleb for the first time?

He was one or two days old.  I was pumping breast milk for him, and I was only getting a few drops every two hours.  (That's not unusual.)  But guess what?  Caleb only needed a few drops every three hours!

The nurse had a little syringe with three ml of warm breast milk, which is just about half a teaspoon!

She put the end of the syring into his feeding tube (it went through his mouth, down his throat and into his stomach) and said to me, "Would you like to do the honors?"  I said, "Really?!"

She handed me the syringe and I pushed the breast milk down into his tummy.

And that was the first time I fed my baby.

It felt really good to be able to do that.

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