Friday, April 25, 2014

Healthy Again...

Hi everyone, I'm usually trapped under a baby a few hours a day which gives me some time to reflect and type out some thoughts about this very chaotic newborn period.  You'll see me drop off in the number of posts when she's sleeping less.

Quinn has been pretty easy-going from the beginning and the first 2 weeks were pretty awesome - she fed well, didn't have weight issues and life was good. Derek's adjustment to her was tougher. He wanted to hold her lots.

Dek: "Look Mommy, I washed my hands so I can hold the baby." [Sneezes on Quinn's face]

Quinn develops a cold at day 11. She has trouble breathing and doesn't nurse as much. I develop oversupply issues and then signs of thrush. Then, I get a 103 fever and in bed with really bad chills, aches... and I know - I overdid it and *ta-da* - mastitis. Its so annoying. I'm supposed to know NOT to behave like this, as I counsel so many mamas through La Leche League. After being stubborn and worrying about making the thrush worse, I finally get prescribed antibiotics after a few days and on the road to recovery.

Ah, medicine is magic. Quinn got better on her own, but I do love using the Nose Frida to suck the snot out of her nose.

"The first wealth is health" - Emerson

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