Ugh, sorry you are having terrible tooth pains, cristeen! Teeth are so weird. It always creeps me out when I think about what they are (bones that extrude from yr flesh!). I need to visit the dentist, too, to have cavities filled... Not sure how I will manage that with breastfeeding? Just nurse him before my appt?
Things are going great with Orryn! We've been using the cloth diapers, nursing a lot, sleeping and waking and reading him stories... When my mom was here we went to the drive in and saw the avengers! I want to go to more drive in movies this summer, it was so easy with baby! He cried a couple times but there was no one parked next to us, plus the windows were up (you listen on the radio).
I really want to do baby wearing (have ergo, moby, zolowear sling and a linen rs from sbp in the mail) but I can't seem to figure out how to situate him in any carrier properly. I watch the videos and stuff but I'm just not getting it. His head hasn't got enough support in any of them--his chin just slumps forward onto his chest. I guess for the moby/sling they just need to be tighter?
Tonight he had a bit of a stuffy nose, it was scary!!! Whuffling and wheezing and getting all angry when he tried to nurse because he was having such trouble breathing. Husband went and got some saline spray and we tried that/suctioned it out--he seems better now (plus I turned on the humidifier and put a little peppermint oil on my breast, above the areola).
I had a second degree tear and stitches, it seems to be getting better... I got a bunch of herbs for sitz baths and I put the tea in my peri bottle, too... At first I went through heaps of frozen witch hazel pads, they felt so great, but now the cold on my bottom is annoying me so I quit using them. I don't go back to have them check on my healing till 6 weeks PP. I also ordered a bunch of herbs to make my own mother's milk tea... Drinking the Traditional Medicinals one now, but I think the herbs cost less than buying the tea bags.
My mom was here last week and that was wonderful; she was a big help with baby, bouncing him on the birth ball and making us dinner and fetching water for me and whatever. We're sad that she's gone already! My husband's sister and aunt are coming next Friday, so that will be nice, too.
Husband borrowed an iPad from his dept. for me, so I've been using that during night feelings and etc... Feels strange to type like this
but it is so great to have.
Hope everyone had a lovely mother's day!!