I am still struggling with breastfeeding Teddy almost a month into this relationship. I don’t think his latch is everything it should be but it works because of the nipple shield. I haven’t been able to get him to latch without the shield at all; he simply looks at me like I’m crazy. I’ve been battling double mastitis and clogged ducts for over a week and feel downright rotten about every other day. I’m on day 3 of antibiotics and definitely have had a new clog develop in the last few hours. Letdown brings sharp pain that is only just bearable.
I know I don’t want to quit though. There has to be a way to fix all these issues but when I’ve been solo parenting for a week (B had been in San Francisco for a work conference since last Thursday), I don’t have the energy or time to devote to getting better because there’s always a child that needs something. B leaves again for another work trip on Sunday so I’m hoping to get as much rest as possible between when he gets home tomorrow and Sunday morning.
If you’re the praying type, I need help getting through the next week and a healing touch.
It’s like someone flipped a switch and all of a sudden I am tired all the time. It is like first trimester exhaustion except that I am much larger this time around. I bought myself a body pillow (thank you Target for good back to school sales) and that is helping me sleep a little better.
Our family and friends have planned three showers for us during August. One is for my side of the family and friends, one is for B’s hometown family and friends and one for his mom’s side of the family. I’ve always loved any excuse to have a party and having a baby is a great one!
B’s first week of work at his new job went well. I don’t know how we worked this out but he will be getting two paychecks, one from each company, next week. Hopefully we’ll be able to buy the computer he needs soon to make his job more flexible.
It is very much starting to weigh on me that I have not yet finished the curtains for BBQ’s room. Every night I know I need to work on them but every night something comes up. B is supposed to be working on that kitchen trim tomorrow afternoon so maybe I will have a chance to work on the curtains at the same time. Since I only have between six and 10 weeks left, I am feeling the pressure! If you remember, leave me a comment and remind me how important it is that I finish these soon. Once I get the curtains finished and installed, I will post more photos of the nursery.