Silly me, I was always under the impression that I would give birth and instantaneously have breast milk. This is one area I did not do enough research in. At first I was told that it would take three to four days and that Jack would be fine getting the colostrum that preceded the breast milk. For the first three days...nothing...since I couldn't feel or see any physical changes I was beginning to think I was broken. On the morning of the fourth day we had something clear...by the end of the fourth day we had milk. Not just a little milk either.
Remember Tom Hanks in the movie Cast Away when he finally made fire?
That's exactly how I felt..."I have made milk"...followed by a celebration dance similar to that of Hanks.
Feedings have been going well since then, sometimes it's five minutes sometimes it's twenty. Either way I am way more confident now that he is getting what he needs.
...I just had to run downstairs to a distress call from Keith..."Honey come quick!" Currently Typhoon Fitow is spinning right off the coast and we are experiencing some crazy wind and rain, so of course I think something is wrong and I bolted downstairs. As I get to the bottom of the stairs I see Keith, relaxed on the couch with Jack on his lap and Keith asks, "do you notice anything different?" I look at Jack and to my surprise...no more umbilical cord! It was getting a little stinky, being rotting flesh and all, so good riddance. I am sure this is the first of many milestones we will have this year. Oh, and if you're wondering...I am not keeping it...that's gross.