Oh, TC, I'm so sorry you're in this spot. Hug. no- scratch that- BIG HUG!
I spent the last hour reading up on everyone. It's all a blur. my impressions:
yeasties- I had seriously painful nipple yeast with the lentil. The ONLY thing that cured it (and yes, I tried everything short of Diflucan) was gentian violet. I had to do two courses of it, but in the end, GV saved me. I would swab my nipples three times a day after nursing, and I swabbed the lentil's mouth every night for three nights. I think I swabbed my own nipples for a week each time. It worked, but we had to put up with the lentil looking like he was asphyxiating for about two weeks from all the blue. This was after replacing all our washcloths, buying about 30 washcloths so I never repeated exposure with a dirty washcloth when I was rinsing off my nipples, taking GSE both orally and washing my nipples with it, using lansinoh liberally with each nursing, and so, so many tears. kellymom
talks about GV in this link. I had to special order the GV from my local pharmacy, but they got it in the next day so it wasn't so bad.
Wouldn't you know it- I'm suffering from yeasties of the other kind right now, and wishing I could use GV down there. I hate the creamy stuff my midwife prescribed, hate having to use it for 7 days, hate that it won't work in the first place, hate that I need to drop another load of cash on an alternative practitioner because the western medicine approach to yeast is so pharmaceutically based. But the cream gets me through the itch for the time being, so I will endure.
Favorite quote: right now, I'm really into the quote "The good you do will come back to you." which comes from seeing a motivational speaker at this conference a few weeks ago. It just resonates for me right now.
Easter: We're not christian. We did an egg hunt with friends, but I really prefer to celebrate this spring celebration closer to the first day of spring. Unfortunately, we've all been so sick this year, we completely missed the boat. If we hadn't been invited to the easter party we went to, easter would have passed us by completely uncelebrated. We were in the air for most of the day anyway, traveling back from the east coast. Note to interested parties- Easter is an excellent day for air travel. no crowds, on-time flights, and cheap rates. rocknroll.
I'm still on east coast time, so I need to get myself to bed. last little bit- I had another prenatal visit today and the baby is healthy. I've gained almost 18 pounds already, and this is distressing. We had an ultrasound while we were in CT, and learned that the babe is a BOY! woo! and healthy! woo woo!
Funny quote: the lentil was going off on his own thing this evening at dinner. He's really into fairies and magic wands and Tinkerbelle and Glenda the good witch, so he was doing some monologue about fairies floating around in the air and interrupted himself to say, "Speaking of floating in the air.... I need to go poop!"