Breast Milk Donations for Baby Tessa!!

5 Sep

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I just updated my last blog post with this little blurb, but this warrants a whole new blog post / praise report:

I have received an AMAZING flood of responses from mommies literally worldwide offering love, support, prayers and resources in my quest for breast milk for Tessa! My blog post asking for donations got over 17,000 views in just 24 hours!!!! Friends and family back home in California are hard at work gathering / sending me a shipment of milk and I’ve also had a huge number of local Pensacola mommies offering milk donations and networking options to get me the milk I need for Tessa.

I picked up my first little batch of milk today from a sweet gal on the Navy base. And I was able to attend a Pensacola Le Leche League meeting this morning and met a ton of sweet moms who reached out to me on Wednesday during my frantic milk search. I’ve gone from feeling alone and friendless in a new place, to feeling welcomed with open am by an amazing community of breast feeding and crunchy moms that are treating me like family. It’s overwhelming! I don’t even know what to say!

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HAS REACHED OUT!!! I knew it before, but it’s undeniable now… breastfeeding mommies ROCK! As I’ve said in a previous post, it just floors me that this unborn baby that means the world to me, has other mommies out there who are caring for and looking out for her too! I’m beginning to realize what it means when people say that “things feel different once you’re a mother”. All these e-mails, calls, texts, messages and donations are not just an act of generosity to me, they are an act of kindness toward my DAUGHTER. I don’t know how to begin to thank all of you!

I haven’t been able to respond to too many people on my phone (my service has been so sketchy!) but I am finally back to the local Starbucks for Internet access (these guys must love me) so I will be getting to work responding to the messages I’ve received. THANK YOU AGAIN EVERYONE!! YOU HAVE BLESSED ME MORE THAN WORDS CAN EXPRESS!!!!

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7 Responses to “Breast Milk Donations for Baby Tessa!!”

  1. Me September 5, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

    Praise God! I am so glad you got a fabulous response and some milk for Tessa!!!

  2. The Vanilla Housewife September 5, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    Just happy that baby Tessa will have a good amount of milk supply when she arrives 🙂

  3. iamstacey September 5, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    What an amazing blessing! I had a breast reduction many years ago, never realizing how much breast feeding would mean to me some day. I only got about 3 months in before it dried up, and I had to supplement from the start. But I loved every minute I got of it. I wish I could go back and wait on that breast reduction! I know how it hurts a mom’s heart to not be able to feed your own baby. It shocked me when my daughter was born how primal the desire to breast feed was.

  4. Renee September 6, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    Hugs to you and baby Tessa. Can’t wait to meet her!

  5. Amber Smyth September 6, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    You know that we love your awesome little family lady. I’m glad that people are more than willing to help you. Pirate says he’d help, but he’s not lactating. he he he, goof. I’ve been sharing and spreading the word like crazy. Love you, and Tessa, and Johnathan, and I miss you guys like crazy!

  6. pinke329 September 8, 2013 at 3:08 am #

    Oh I am soooo glad!!!!

  7. Chelsea Call September 12, 2013 at 2:54 am #

    Hello! A friend in my area posted your story, do you need any more?? If so, I’d be glad to help, message me if so. 🙂

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