Wednesday, February 2, 2011

random ramblings

There's a few little things I've been wanting to blog about but keep forgetting, so this post is going to be a random ramblings post...

When I was in labor, the IV hurt worse than 90% of the contractions. They blew a vein in the top of my hand first and then ended up putting it in the side of my wrist - not fun! It pinched and bled while I was pulling my legs back to push.

Audrey had her 1 month well baby check-up on Monday. She is now 22 1/8 inches long and weighs 10 pounds, 1 ounce! The pediatrician seemed really pleased and said she's doing great.

Mama on the other hand...not so great. I have mastitis. Painful. Although since I've been on the antibiotic, it is getting better. But there's something else going on with my nipples (sorry if this is TMI) and they are red and swollen when she eats even though she is latching on correctly. Something I will be talking to my doctor about again at my postpartum appointment tomorrow.

Audrey is not liking the antibiotic I'm taking though. Since I started taking it, if she's not eating or sleeping, she's crying. The pediatrician assured me that it's perfectly safe for her, and that it's probably just upsetting her tummy. But the poor thing's eyes are all red from crying so much. :(

My little sister is 9 weeks pregnant tomorrow! We are so excited for her and her husband! And, of course, for our new niece or nephew! She had her first ultrasound this morning to see the baby and the heartbeat was 177. Audrey's new little cousin should be here around September 8th!

It's fun that my sister is pregnant and that I just experienced everything she's going through. She's been calling and emailing with questions and I'm glad I'm able to give her some advice. I'm praying that everything goes smoothly for her and I love that our babies will be so close in age.

We recently found out that a very close family friend has stage 4 ovarian cancer. She is a strong woman, but this will be a battle for her. Her diagnosis is weighing heavy on my heart, so if you could keep her in your prayers, I would be so thankful.

I have to go back to work March 2nd. I'm not happy about it. I love my job, but I just want to stay home with my baby girl. As a result, I've procrastinated finding daycare. I feel screwed at this point.

I'm sick of the snow. I love having all 4 seasons, but seriously, this winter has been crazy. There's no where to put all the snow! And this new mama has some serious cabin fever!

Okay, I'm sure there were a few other things, but that's all I can think of right now. I also have some serious Mommy Brain!


Sonya said...

Please please please make sure that you get your nipples checked. Don't wait! I had MRSA in my one nipple, not saying that is what yours is, but I could have gotten it taken care of way sooner but I was trying to be a hero and work through the pain but when it just wouldn't get any better I finally went to the doctor. I have some scaring too. NOT COOL!!

This is going to be quite the year for your family with two littles ones joining it! So exciting for your sister.

I am so sorry that you have to go back to work. I know how hard that is!!

Kacie said...

Sorry to hear about the close friend! I'm always here if you need me!

I hope mama and baby start to feel better soon :( Can't say I know what it's like but I'm really hoping it goes away soon so poor Audrey feels better!

Yay for the baby cousins! How fun is that, you get to have them so close in age!! YOu guys are so lucky! Hoping and praying it's a smooth pregnancy for them toO!