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Vince has Strep Throat
There are 3 confirmed cases of strep at Abby’s preschool. Despite that they had parents night with food the kids prepared / molested. ( should use a different word but the proper definition works!)
We ate this germy food because how can you say no when ur munchkin tells u she made fruit skewers and shows you the wound to prove it
Now our family has 1 confirmed case of strep. Poor Vince!
So being a sweet wife I agreed that he sleep in the flowers in the attic room and I do all the night feeds… Just like I did with Abby for 13 months (still bitter)
But Jimmy is primarily bottle feed with expressed milk. (Preemies are weak and can’t fully feed themselves by nursing) Which means I have to bottle and express the milk at feeding time. ( note for people not in the dairy business – you have to pump when the baby eats -ish otherwise your body will be like oh baby doesn’t need those 140ml of milk at midnight any more I’ll stop making it. Then you don’t have enough milk. It is very hard to convince ur body to start making again especially when u have a munchkin who can’t be counted on to latch)
Anyway this is what happened tonight
12:00 – jimmy sleeping on my chest stirring offered nursing option declined in favor of 30 min nap
12:25 – mightily phlegmy cough, ouch! Where the hell is the tissue box? Where is my hold my guts in post c-section ab support? What will we do if I am sick too?!? Jim is not amused! Mom is a bad bed!!!
12:30 – bottle burp bottle
1:15 – jimmy tucked in mommy pumping
1:16-1:25 fussy jimmy hated the pump always fusses I think he finds it insulting
1:25 – tried to pump and hold Jim
1;27 – noticed wet spot on Jimmy (pee? Milk?)
1:40 – is jimmy hungry? Will he nurse? Will he let me pump
1:50 – Jim awake on me not latching just chilling doesn’t want to talk about possible supply issues
1:53 – pity latch
1:56 – can’t maintain too tired to hold him in position topped him off
2/05 – jimmy tucked in 1hr til next scheduled feeding :p
2:20 – sue typing jimmy fussing in bassinet
Sometimes I have bad days
It’s hard to have your baby in the nicu
It’s hard to not be able to visit him whenever you want. ( we go family style for his 6pm style and since i was just released from hospital and in a lot of pain from the c-section I have agreed not to take a cab until I am healed)
It’s hard to be so clueless about the care of your own child.
I know it is for the best because they are giving him care I can not.
And I am trying to keep it together for my daughter and my husband because they really need me.
But sometimes it’s hard.
Today it was hard.
I was hoping to return to work in about a week. So I can bank my time and have 10wks with Jimmy when he comes home.
Today my doctor told me she would rather I waited 2or3 more weeks.
That made me very sad.
I will survive. I am just sad.
Nursery Take 2
I think the overwhelming cuteness of these images have tipped the nursery plan to small woodland creaters