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Brain dump

I have all these half entries that have been floating around in my head and no time or energy to finish any of them.

*   Breastfeeding is over and way, way sooner than I expected.  I wanted to make it to 6 months with Joey, even if it left me constantly attached to the pump.  Andy's demands made it difficult to nurse at all if he was around and the forced supplementation from the pediatrician set us off on a bad track right from the start.  My hospital stay and narcotic painkillers really just brought the end date way closer.  I'm not sure I could get anything today if I tried to pump.  It's been over a week.   I'm sort of mad and sort of relieved at the same time.  The worse thing is that now we've got the expense of formula to add to everything else. 

*   In regard to my gall bladder (and lack thereof),  I feel great.   I had a little stiffness and soreness the first few days but the painkillers took care of that nicely.  Yesterday was my first day without painkillers at all and I'm fine.  Now I just have to work on cutting the fatty foods from my diet which send me running for the bathroom within 15 minutes of consuming them.  The only real problem I had was when Andy ran over to me on the couch for a hug and slammed into my stomach a little too hard.  I couldn't be mad at him because he was so darned cute.

*  Joey is doing so well.  He weighs 11 pounds according to my bathroom scale and the subtraction method.  I have to take him to the doctor later this week.   I need to get FuzziBunz (or their equivalent) in the next size up and eBay what I am using now.

*  Andy is being a serious brat.  He whines all the time-- it's driving me crazy.  He's working with his therapist right now and I can hear him whining. Argh.  He's talking more and more-- still only words and not phrases, but I'm sure we'll get there.   He will also come over to where I'm sitting and take my hand to pull me to where ever he wants me to be.  

*  Steve is working crazy hours again.  He'll get home at 1 am tonight, 10 pm for the two days after that, and 1 am again on Friday.  I swear, it's like I'm a single parent and I hate it. 


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Apr. 25th, 2006 10:09 pm (UTC)
Glad you are feeling ok! Bruce went back to fatty foods, but they are not bothering him.
Apr. 26th, 2006 08:01 am (UTC)
Here I just asked you how you're feeling in the Alton Brown post, thinking you probably haven't had a chance to update and I scroll down to this! Yay!! :)

Glad you're feeling okay. So are you not able to eat ANY fatty foods ever? Looking on the bright side, I guess that'll take care of any post baby weight you were worried about! :)

Sorry about you missing Steve. That's gotta be so tough. Is it going to last long?
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