: Cloud and NimbusBaby's age
: 10 weeks, 2 daysMilestones/Updates
: Thrush! I hate it! The nystatin seems to not work for us (I just read something about it only working for 40% of the time because yeast has become resistant to it), so now the doctor has prescribed topical Diflucan for Nimbus. The triage nurse I talked to says they don't go right for that because it affects other systems, but she never answered my question about what the side effects for a baby actually were and Google is failing me. *sigh* I'll have DH ask the pharmacist when he gets the prescription, but the pharmacist didn't seem to know much about the nystatin for a baby, so...blah. I'm better, but I can't tell whether or not I'm 100%. My course of Diflucan ended on Thursday. I'm considering starting on GSE again, just so I'm getting some sort of treatment while Nimbus is still getting treated, and also stepping up my probiotic intake and maybe mixing some with water to put on my nipples, but it's one of those things where I'm afraid of overloading him with stuff between his own prescription and my breastmilk.
Also, I think the delicious bean stew DH made a bucketful of last night gave Nimbus wicked gas last night.
It was so tasty, but I don't dare eat it again now, since I think the gas was keeping him from sleeping easily last night.
Otherwise, life is good. Breastfeeding is easy now, other than the whole thrush thing. Still have some nipple pain, which is why I'm not sure the thrush is gone on my end of things, but it's so, so much less than it was, and mostly not the burning kind of pain, so it could be latch issues still. Nimbus is rolling from his back to his side and back again all the time now, and is getting really close to rolling from his tummy to his back. He's got awesome head control. I can't wait until he can hold it up himself. Before it was because I was nervous about it when I was holding him, but now it's just for watching certain of his grandparents holding him. At least they support his head from going backward, but they don't quite share my concern for supporting his chin.
Out of lack of time to reply to other threads, I'll say here that Nimbus is another drooler. He's been drooling more and more for the past few weeks, and munching on "knuckle sandwiches" as I've been calling them. It may be teething, I think, though I also read something about their saliva production starting to come online around this time or something, so it might be just that? I wish I remembered the things I read better, especially things like where I read them!Thoughts
: Nimbus has his nights and days seriously mixed up now, and I'm kind of at a loss of how to change that. He mostly sleeps from 4 am to 2-4 pm, then is mostly awake from 4 pm to 4 am, without taking any long naps during that time. My efforts to get him to go to sleep for the night before he's ready aren't working so well. I start trying to get him to stay asleep in the cosleeper after every feeding after midnight, but he knows when it's not his preferred bedtime yet. I guess all I can do is be persistent. Part of the problem is that *I* want to sleep more after we wake up the first time in the morning, so I don't have a lot of incentive to try to keep him awake until it's time for an afternoon nap.
Then there comes a day like today where he didn't really want to sleep again, and Mommy seriously needed to...and then the doctor's office decided to call as soon as he'd drifted off.
Can you tell I'm cranky today?
I'm awfully squishy now around the middle. My stretch marks didn't appear until after the birth. I think it would have been nicer to have them have shown up before, since that's when I was expecting them, than after when I thought I was in the clear. I can wear some of my normal pants, but they're all fat pants/ones I bought before I started really showing, so mostly I still wear my maternity jeans because I think they're comfy. I'm having more of a problem finding tops to wear. I'm mostly still wearing maternity shirts for the length and extra boob room, but I don't have many long sleeved ones and it's cold here. I've been really wanting to exercise, with more of an urge to do it than I've had in years, but I'm still working on getting food into my mouth.
I don't know how I feel about my body yet, really. So far, I don't really care...the mommy role has taken over my brain for the moment, and being kind of squishy seems convenient for the baby taking naps on me.
I don't like the stretch marks, and I don't like my stretched out belly button. It seems like you could fill it with water and go swimming in there. DH seems to think I'm still hot, though his taste has always been suspect to me because he pretty much always thinks I'm hot.