i know i’ve been MIA for a few days… that might continue for another week or so. my mom (aka: nana) is in town and i’m trying to get certain things finished while she’s here and i have the extra help with the kiddos.
but let me tell you that today i am very thankful for some SUNSHINE!!!
sam’s doing well. she hasn’t pooped in over 24 hours (that’s not good, right?) and she’s insanely gassy. we actually slept on the couch for about 4 hours (from 1:30 – 5:30 a.m.) b/c she wouldn’t eat or sleep and kept crying (and i’d already given her mylicon) and i didn’t want her to wake the whole house. plus, downstairs on the couch i could at least lie down while holding her. the most frustrating thing about her gassiness is the unknown cause. i’m not eating any of the foods that typically cause bad gas in babies. so that must mean she’s just naturally like this? man. davey was a pooper. still is. and this little girl… i thought she was gonna be a pooper, but right now she’s showing signs of the opposite. any suggestions?
nursing is going MUCH better. thanks to my wonderful lactation consultant, leslie, i was able to buy a $2 tube of walmart-brand triple antibiotic ointment (aka: neosporin) and i’m healed. well, about 99% anyway. the initial latch is still painful, but i think that’s more because sam isn’t into opening her mouth too wide! so today i’m also thankful for healing, cheap remedies, helpful people and my good-eater!
speaking of my good eater… i should go feed her! hopefully we’ll be able to go into bellingham today to run a few errands. we tried yesterday but davey took a 3-1/2 hour nap (but he also was awake for about 2 hours in the middle of the night the night before, she he NEEDED that sleep)!