Originally Posted by avaylee
She is about a pound over birth weight right now, and we are so completely in love with her. She has yet to be on any kind of discernible schedule, so I'm sleeping when she sleeps.
?!?! Chase will be 10 weeks on Saturday and we still aren't on a schedule! We've fallen into kind of a routine, but it has no bearing to what the clock says, really. Asleep for the night between 8-9:30, awake again 3-4 hours later, nurse, awake again 2 hours later, nurse, awake again 1.5-2 hours later, nurse, and if I'm lucky another 1.5 hours sleep, then we are up for the day. If I'm REALLY lucky, I catch him drowsing and get him in the swing (the only place he'll reliably nap
) and he'll sleep for another 2.5 hours in the morning. In general, I feel like I"m getting enough sleep, and I can only hope it will get better as time goes on (save for those sleep regressions I keep hearing about, and teething...I'm dreading teething already!)
I got a yeast infection in my breasts when he was 2 weeks old, and we are still fighting it. He's always been asymptomatic, thank goodness, but I'm doing about all I can do save weaning and still suffering
: I feel like the latest round of Diflucan might actually do the trick, but I'm left with an ulceration that goes a quarter of the way around my right nipple. I ended up hand expressing all day yesterday because the thought of nursing him on that side made me CRINGE. But I wasn't emptying the breast well, and I decided to nurse him overnight to prevent any chance of plugged ducts or mastitis.
Wow, that makes it sound like everything is horrible! It's not, really. Chase is smiling more and more (and actually holding it long enough for me to get a photo of it!), and even, I think, laughing a little bit. Certainly he is often making noises other than crying, although he's still pretty fussy, esp. in the evenings (which I attribute the fact that he JUST. WON'T. SLEEP. in the afternoon or evenings!) He likes to spend time on his little floor gym, batting at the animals and kicking his legs. It's all very cute, and I love that he's getting more "interactive"!
Originally Posted by JennyClaire
Speaking of midwives that make you mad: I drove 3 hours (round-trip) to see my midwife for our final appointment yesterday and she wasn't there
I'm so sorry you all are having such trouble with your care providers! I can't image not being able to lean on my midwives the way I have with these breast issues. I'm grateful they've been there for me and willing to help.
Happy May, everyone!