I'm taking the initiative and starting a new thread. I like new beginnings!
It's so weird that the December thread is filling up with birth announcements, isn't it? November seemed to go by in a flash!
So we started this morning with Nystatin and I'm taking Fluconazole. I read a ton about natural remedies, but in the end decided to take the path of least resistance. The pharmacy where I could get APNO is over half an hour away in one direction, and the hfs that would have gentian violet or gse is over half an hour away in the other direction. On top of that, we got a foot and a half of snow dumped on us in the last few days, and the temps are well below freezing, so it's not good traveling weather!
I just want us to get better asap so I can start pumping and saving milk for work. I haven't tried giving Maia a bottle yet, and will now wait until this little crisis is passed before making things more complicated! My first day back to work is Jan.10th. I'm only going to be working 8 hrs a week, so i shouldn't be such a baby about it, but the whole bottle feeding and pumping thing just throws me into a tizzy. It's so busy at work that i'm afraid I'm going to miss pumpings, and afraid of my milk supply diminishing and Maia becoming less interested in nursing and finally weaning, which is what happened with ds.
My postpartum sadness has gone away a little, but I'm still feeling *very* anxious. Still also very headachey and not getting much sleep. I'm really working on drinking tons of water since I think I'm dehydrated and esp since I'm taking the fluconazole I want my system to be able to flush itself out really well.
I tried to get away from wearing pads for a few days to give myself a break, and that went great until this morning at the breakfast table when a little gush sent me running to the bathroom. So the moral of the story is, it ain't over til it's over!
I'm going to try to get some grocery shopping done without the baby today -- wish me luck!