Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Call Me Nemo.

Funny how a Disney movie can make a hormonal, new mom of twins, relate to the main character.

Last night the Munchkin and I were sitting here watching Finding Nemo, when I realized that I too, have a "gimpy fin" of sorts. Because the twins are so premature, the NICU has to measure every little drop of milk they take, meaning I have spent every 3 or so hours since I've been home, pumping like Elsie the cow. Things are going much better this time around than it did with Munchkin, but for some reason, one boob rocks it, while the other, not so much.

Hopefully production will increase in both, so I don't over work the one, but in the meantime I can't help but wonder, is it possible to have a "boobie blowout?"


random_mommy said...

Gimp boobie will catch up... the same thing happened to me. I still have to pump the gimp one a few minutes longer than the other one just to get it completely empty.

YAY Boobies!! Make those twins some milk!

Where's your post about your first night at home, in your own bed, snuggling with Munchkin?

Anonymous said...

All perfectly normal!! In fact in the future you will be known as "WON HUNG LO" and with the help of a good bra, no one but you will notice.

Anonymous said...

How funny! I had one I named Elsie for the major output. The other? Not so much. It's totally normal. Don't fret, my pet.

justmylife said...

LOL. I wondered that too when I nursed my little one.

Glad to hear everything is going well. Rest up, I bet you are going to have your hands full very soon.

Anonymous said...

I think I remember reading somewhere that everyone has one that produces more than the other. And I think that the better one tends to be the opposite of your handedness (so if your right-handed, your left boob rocks it.)

My right boob was pathetic. It would produce, at its peak, a few drops.

So you're not Nemo, your Normal! :)

Steph said...

I had the same issue... it's normal!