This morning started off rough, but ended up fabulous! I fed Jack Jack (we finally saw the Incredibles last night, and I've been calling him that all day--it was a "totally wicked" movie!) at 4:45am, and then had the same recurring clogged duct pain, so I decided to just wake up and get some stuff done. Yes, it was 5:15am...I know, I'm nuts, but hey, I had coffee so I was wired at about 5:30! I played on the computer, windexed, swiffered, cloroxed--all before the baby got up. Adam got up sleepy this morning and decided to have a lazy morning with Jackson. They both got up at about 8:15, took a bath, and were super happy! I vaccuumed and showered while they played for a bit and watched Curious George, then Daddy went to work. Jackson and I played, took some quick pics, then, the Grandma's came over. Jackson supervised while we put together his high chair--I needed to free up some space in his closet for his pack n play that doesn't get used much anymore. We put him in the new chair, and he looked SO little in that big thing! He fits, though, and likes the tray b/c he can see all of his toys and grab for them. Although the little monster only wanted to chew on the new plastic straps that he discovered in the first 2 minutes....and then wouldn't look up for pictures after that! We went shopping and then had a nice dinner at Great Grandma Jane's, where we played alot, tooted alot, and gave lots of kisses....it was a great day!
In my time on the computer this morning, I did some more research on my painful left breast. In case you didn't know, I've been having throbbing pain on the left side for about a month now--always right after I feed Jackson. There is no lump to indicate a clog, so I went to a breast specialist about 4 weeks ago, and he told me I have a duct that does not drain properly and to combat it with pain pills--that doesn't solve my problem buddy! I can't take a heavy duty pain pill everytime I feed the baby. I talked to a lactation consultant who had some remedies--all of which I've read about in books--but after trying all of them, it still didn't help. After reading ALOT of stuff this morning, I finally broke down and got an electric breast pump to help drain the duct fully after every feeding. I've been using a manual pump, which was fine for getting milk, but not pulling hard enough to drain that side. And I figured it will help me be able to continue to give Jackson breast milk even after I wean him from the breast at about 6 months...and I'll have it around for the next baby too! Although I didn't splurge on the expensive $350 pump, I found a really great one for $150 that got rave reviews on Baby Center.com and Target.com--the Lansinoh Double Pump. So let's hope the pain goes away sooner than later! Otherwise, I'll be cranky for the next 3 months, being stubborn and still breast feeding the little guy! I refuse to give up!
I am a wife to an amazing man, Adam, who is patient and kind and hardworking. My Handy Husband. He's a keeper! I am a mom to two awesome boys, Jackson and Everson, who love baseball and camping and being outdoors. I am a Director with Scentsy Fragrance, a photographer in a past life, an "ultimate team mom", and an avid DIYer. My friends tell me I have a servants heart; I say that I'm crazy busy with no time to slow down! It's a fast-paced life and we wouldn't trade it!
"Uncle...I don't know that one!" "How'm I gonna get down?!" "Go Green! Save Water! Peepee OOOUUUTTSIDE!!" "That's a big one!" "Come Wipe my Butt!" "I pank your butt!" "You go in time out Aunt Tacey!" "You no say @$$hole!" "Whittle chit" (I know, I know...) "Daddy go see Bwian Woowis" (Adam was in St. Louis)