My boys have more than doubled their birth weight. This may not seem like such a big deal to you, but I'm quite proud of it because they've gotten fat off the cream I produce for them. I never expected to come up against such opposition in the beginning over my desire to breast feed. Because the boys were preemies, the doctors and nurses at the special care nursery in the hospital were nervous about me nursing because they couldn't quantify the milk they were drinking. They often mentioned that formula would be better for them because there are special formulas that contain more calories. They encouraged me to supplement with formula. But I just plowed ahead with my breast feeding.
And it worked.
The boys have grown and thrived on the nutrition I've given them. How gratifying that is! But as I sit and think of the hours upon hours upon hours I've spent nursing these two kids I realize that I must be saving us a lot of money!
Each twin consumes about 24 oz. per day. With the current cost of formula, I've calculated that I'm saving us $8.21 per day, $57.46 per week, $249.66 per month, and $2995.92 per year. That adds up. With the money I'm saving us I could get 8 drinks as big as my head from Sonic Happy Hour every day, or buy a new pair of shoes every week, or hit the mall and buy some hot new clothes every month, or get a pimped out Mac desktop computer at the end of next year.
Maybe I'll just have Dan add the funds into my allowance. I could have some real fun with this. I might even be able to hire some help around here!