Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Thank You!

Thank you for all the input about mastitis...
it helps me a lot to hear that it took a long time to heal for others as well. I have been getting worried. I woke up this am feeling icky with a fever over 100'. That was discouraging. I was so hoping to be done with it all. But as long as it's normal I can wait it out...
What did I hear when I woke up? My older kids making a water slide in the bathroom! Goodness, they need to get out! I felt completely inadequate to take care of anyone in the house.
Even our dog's getting out of control. Last night I didn't clear dinner...my dog somehow got to the HOMEMADE cheesecake a church friend made for Caidgen. It was on the table. Only one slice gone. She ate half before someone must've scared her off. She is a food whore, no doubt (beagle blood) but she NEVER eats off the table. Well, used to never. Go to bed for several days and all hell breaks loose.

Boy, do I love my son! He's so precious. How else can he unleash stabbing rushing pain upon me while I just tenderly hold him and resist throwing him across the room? I see it is possible to fight instincts. Sometimes I pace the room, sometimes I grind my teeth, squeeze something...motherhood is so glamorous.
I'm interested in trying the garlic... though I wonder if that will make Trey fussy...
BTW, yesterday, I took my daughter to her yearly well visit (fever and all - I was so pretty) and I asked for a weight check for Trey. He was 4lbs 15oz! That's up 7 in a little over 3 days. Made me feel so happy that he's big, in spite of me feeling like he's not getting much. He's growing some fat cheeks. I wish I could find my camera and post pics.
Ironically, my mission is to help my daughter lose weight (she's just 7 so it's super sad and hard to address) and my son to gain it!

5 comments:

Frankie and Krista said...

I am so sorry. I got mastitis with every baby. It does get better. Massage the clogged ducts while he is nursing it will open them up faster.

JennC said...

I'm sure someone has told you this already but heat the side with a wet heat (like a warmed wash rag or in the shower) and pump pump pump if you can't nurse him on that side. Hope you heal quickly. Let the other stuff fall by the wayside when possible so you can focus on getting rest. I know that's easier said than done! :o)

Los Torrientes said...

SO SORRY! I just came down with Mastitis for the first time a week ago (finishing my antibiotics tomorrow). And OH, the pain. And the fever and aches nearly killed me (so I thought). I still sting when I nurse Stella now, but it's way better. Good luck!

Naomi H said...

OH NO! I'm sooo sorry! I pray you get better soon. It's crazy how many things there are for a mom to do! I hope you can get enough rest though.

Erica said...

I think of you contstantly. I hope you get feeling better soon.