No one in our house has gotten any symptoms of Pertussis. Thank goodness. We have colds but should be okay on the cough issue since we started antibiotics. Sadly, they are really upsetting baby girl’s belly and we have about an hour a night that she is a crying and screaming mess. Poor baby. Johnny seems to be doing fine on it as is Mike. It upsets my stomach some but I am okay.
So, someone tell me how to stop from waking up soaked in the morning. Please. I have large breasts and it is such a pain trying to keep a nursing pad on them overnight. I always end up with one side leaking all over my bra and shirt. ugh Problem is that when I lay down on my side, the only way I can sleep with the baby in bed with me (more on this in a minute), my breast won’t stay in the damn bra and I end up waking wet. No bra is working. I slept with a washcloth in my bra last night… so not fun.
Back to our sleeping. Damn it! I said I wouldn’t cosleep…ever. But, sleep is so nice. Joley sleeps for 6-8 hours a night next to me and about nothing when she is in the bassinet. I really can’t say that with certainty because I haven’t tried anything but our bed for the past week. I hope this isn’t a huge problem in the future.
I got out my mei tai yesterday while Johnny played outside. Joley loves it and I am becoming quite a fan too. She coo’d for awhile and then crashed in it. I need to figure out how to nurse her in the carrier or a sling or something. I don’t see Johnny letting me sit down every 2 hours once Mike goes back to work. Speaking of, he goes back on Tuesday and the kids all start back to school that day too. I am not looking forward to alarms and dealing with everyone again. I have enjoyed my time to chill with the baby and Johnny and get up when we like. It will be kind of nice to spend the day with my kids again though. Good and bad points to life returning back to “normal” I guess.
Oh, good news… kinda. My blood pressure seems to be stabilizing on its own. I took the BP med yesterday and got very, very dizzy. I called and told the nurse and they discontinued my meds for now. I have been taking my blood pressure at home and it is lower on its own for sure. I am still having an increase upon standing but I think that will fix itself soon enough. I am glad to not have to take that med anymore though. whoo hoo!
Lastly, I wanted to talk about resolutions. I don’t do them because I hate to set myself up for failure. But, I do want to accomplish some things this year so I will talk about them briefly. I want to be a better mom all around and to have more patience with my kids. I want to spend more time with my husband, son and new daughter. I want to continue to breastfeed. I want to desperately lose weight.
Have a great weekend everyone! I added some pics of Joley and Johnny on facebook if you have an account and want to see. 🙂