Wednesday, September 27, 2006

3 great things!

1. Our yard sale went GREAT! We made $1250 over 3 days. That's almost enough for a round-trip plane ticket! Thank you SO much to everyone who helped, either by donating items, donating time, or sending up prayers on our behalf. And a big special thanks to my dad and my mother-in-law. They were there before the crack of dawn on Friday to help us set up and stayed all day to help manage the crowds. Even with the thunderstorms and tornado warnings, we had huge crowds. That really meant so much to us to have their help.

Any items left over were donated to another couple at our church who are having a yard sale this weekend to raise money for their adoption.

2. I started the next phase of the protocal for induced lactation. I went to my consultant and she hooked up the pump to show me how to work it, but we didn't expect any milk for weeks. Lo and behold, I had drops within minutes!! It's truly amazing what the human body can do. Here I am, never been pregnant in my life, and I'm producing breastmilk to nourish my baby! It's amazing enough when birth moms can do it, but me...wow. I just thank God for giving me the ability to provide this special gift to our son and allow me to bond with him in this way. Now we just have to pray I get more than a few drops! I'm saving every drop to freeze, but it's very very little at this point. I have to pump every 3 hours (except at night for now) and each session yields about 1cc of milk. That's 1/30th of an ounce. It will happen, though!

3. We got new pics of Dylan on his 6-month birthday yesterday. My baby boy is 6 months old already!! He's SO beautiful and I love him more every day. His daddy and I are so proud to have him as our son and we just can't wait to get him home. Still no news on travel, but again, that won't happen until a couple weeks before it's time to go. We hope to hear something before Thanksgiving.
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5 comments:

Nicki said...

TEETH! OMG! TEETH! He is so beautiful and has TEETH! Sweet baby boy - how can you stand it?!?!? Also, 1CC is definitely something to brag about! I know Moms who have given birth and have been unable to pump 1cc!!!!WOOHOO!

Stephanie said...

Really? You think those are teeth? I can't tell. I zoomed in because I saw it, too, but if anything, they're just about to break through. Looking closely, there doesn't seem to be anything poking out quite yet. I'm a little scared of teeth with the whole breastfeeding thing! LOL.

Kelly said...

He really is so precious! Congrats on the breastmilk. That is so wonderful. You are one committed momma.

Sarah said...

Steph,
I think Dylan is one of the cutest babies. Watch out for those girls in another decade! I love seeing all his update photos.

Melanie said...

What great news. All 3 are wonderful. The photos are terrific. His smile is so super cute. That's great news about the breastmilk too. Such wonderful news, let's hope TA comes in just a few weeks. :)