Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ob-La-Di

It's been over a week since I posted. I have been busy being busy. If that makes sense.

The Return of that pesky Aunt was .... pretty intense. I think that is what mostly led my feelings of being too overwhelmed,angry and upset to discuss the topic of family planning with my sister. (it was a few days before the Aunt showed herself) .. I am not sure if it was as pretty hard period or if I just forgot what they were like. Either way ... Not fun but it's over now and I am curious to see if/when it returns. I am wondering if the pcos is going to keep me guessing. I have a rx of met back. I have not taken it yet. I am still bfing and my dr made it pretty clear that I was not to take it while bf-ing because it has not been studied enough in her opinion... Any thoughts?

Solids- We have stopped and started solids more times than anyone I know. MT hates cereal. (and it locks him up) I am wondering if he is like me and has "texture" issues. I have texture issues. I hate Jello, pudding, oatmeal, custard, rice pudding, some types of lettuce, cream of wheat etc .. All because of texture issues. So after 3 weeks of no solids, I went back to trying cereal again .... again he hated it ..I decided to bake a sweet potato and mushed it up with breastmilk and fed him that. He loved it. So for 3 days we did sweet potatoes 2 times a day.. about 1 oz total a day.

2 Nights ago, MT woke up in the middle of the night screaming. This was his first time waking up in the middle of the night since he was 5 weeks old. I had no idea what to do. It was uncharacteristic. (please don't hate me for writing that) I patted his lil tummy and tried to get him to stop crying at first w/o picking him up. Well after about 3 mins of trying that method, It was obviously not working. I picked him up and he did not immediately stop crying, but the crying was not in high alert like it was before. I put him on my shoulder and just walked around bouncing him and he finally went back to sleep after 20/30 mins so I laid him back down. He slept pretty good the rest of the night.

Last night, I decided to try jarred carrots since he seemed to enjoy sweet potatoes. About 2 hours after he ate them, and had just got a bath, he threw them all up. All over ....I am not sure what happened there really. I checked to see if he had a fever .. no, fussy ..Yes, miserable ....Yes, flailing in pain..yes, arching his back ... yes, farting up a storm ....Yes... MT has a bout of gas. He has never had gas that caused him pain before So once again, I wasn't prepared. He is also teething pretty bad again.. Drool is flowing like a fountain again the past few days .... and everything goes straight into his mouth to be gnawed on. MT was up WAY past his bedtime last night, obviously .. He slept til 9 this morning. All seems fine now. He has ate his bottles, I did skip the lunch time solids .. Maybe he just is not ready for that yet..... Maybe it was a fluke thing and he caught the bug my husband had ...

E has been sick for what seems like a constant 2 weeks for me ... But in reality just has been about 8 days ... It started the day of my sister's weekend. He was so ill that he didn't actually attend most of my sisters wedding. Which left me passing MT off to family members while I completed my matron duties. (making sure marriage license got signed and in the car, packing her car with food for her travel, and packing stuff from her apartment that didn't get moved earlier because she actually returned to a different city after the honeymoon) ..It was a busy day. Then We returned home and E wasn't feeling great and always tired ..then managed to get the flu ..... So it was a constant taking care of 2 people .My patience's were running SO thin .. I was exhausted and dealing with AF.

But It's a new day, things are looking up ... and i have this to make my days much brighter:
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15 comments:

Amanda said...

Ob-la-da!

I'm sorry it's been a hectic week or two. I hope E is finally getting better. Any clue on what it was that got to him, yet?

Of course MT threw up the carrots after his bath. Maybe the jarred baby food was just too processed for his tummy? Also, maybe the cereal wasn't sweet enough to entice him? You said he liked the sweet potatoes and carrots (which are sweet-ish, right)?

What a beautiful little creature to make your days brighter!!

Hilary (Maya Papaya) said...

Man that little guy is growing up so fast! And he is absolutely adorable I want to eat him up!

As for the Met -- I kinda agree with your doctor. I would like to go back on it myself (it worked wonders for me) but I sort of think that while BFing it's probably best not to take in anything extra (meds, chemicals, additives) if it can be helped.

Funny thing though, my doc says it's safe...

Jill, Mommy of Tanner and Josie, our Clomid baby. :o) said...

"Vantastic"...CRACK MY SHEOT UP! LOVE HIM!

AJ's mommy said...

I love that picture... he is a doll. Sorry about the solids and cereals... makes me nervous to try them! We go for AJ's 4 month appt on Dec 8th and that is when we are going to "talk" about cereal... so we will see.

Nurse Lochia said...

He is so cute! And I love the Vantastic onesie!

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Wow, you've been busy! I missed you! Very glad to hear that you are ok. I'm sorry AF was such witch--I totally feel your pain though.

MT is just too cute for words. Seriously, I could just eat him up! :)

christina(apronstrings) said...

holy cow he has gotten ginormous. it's a cliche but my goodness they grow up soooo fast.

Jen said...

Oh, he's such a cutie!

I hope your house is back to completely healthy soon.

Photogrl said...

MT is adorable!

Sick husband + fussy baby = insanity. I feel for you.

Hope everything starts to settle down for you.

A New Beginning said...

Oh my... He is so cute, and he looks so big. How big is he now? I hope things are returning to normal for you and E is feeling better. My husband and child had the stomach virus at the same time. Not good.

Kim said...

What a CUTIE! Whatever you're doing over there, it's working.. he's going to be a heart breaker.

Kathy V said...

Well it does sound like you had a rough week. Between teething, and and sick husband, and AF and issues with what MT was eating it sounds tiring.

Mt very well could have texture issues. I hate water chestnuts. My sister used to mix the milk from her breast into the cereal so that atleast it was a familiar taste. Hope the solids get a little better for you.

lisalou said...

CUTE!

Barb said...

Too friggen CUTE! I LOVE the onesie.

kel32brown said...

Dr. Tom Hale's has a book and database on the internet. It lists metformin as WELL tested and safe in breastfeeding.

He's the best researcher in this field. The book is Medication and Mothersmilk.

PCOS needs Met, and kids need breastmilk, it doesn't have to be mutually exclusive.