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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Week 3 - more craziness

Husband works Friday's from 2-9 and is home by 10. Saturday he works from 9-4 and leaves by 8am so he literally comes home to sleep and I take care of Sam all night. Shouldn't be a big deal, he's our second baby. I made sure to get a nap on Friday so I was fine - until he had a crying fit from 10:30 - midnight. Husband helped me out for the 2nd half until my milk supply was back up to feed him at midnight.

Jump to Saturday night and husband determined I needed to get caught up on my sleep and he took over Sam duties until I could get a few hours of sleep to start. I slept from 10-12, fed Sam. Then slept from 1-5:30 and part of that time husband rocked Sam to keep him asleep a little longer so I could get more sleep.

In total - I got 8 hours. Good start right?

Then I fed Sam at 10 and upon finishing he spit up blood. We figured it was probably from a cracked nipple but didn't want to take any chances with a 3 week old so we went to the doctor's office. Doc. has instructed me to pump and dump the cracked side for 2-3 days and only feed him on the other side. Not something I would have come up with on my own. So there you have it folks, in case this should ever happen to you.

Now both kids are sleeping, I should take a nap but I'm going to work on some much needed bill paying!!!


crazywildberry said...

Seriously, wish I lived closer! I would help out in a heartbeat!

Sorry about the blood incident. Hope you feel better and you heal fast!

Love you!

R. Molder said...

Got better in one day. Back to feeding him on both sides but still feel sore. I guess that's just part of the first few weeks.

crazywildberry said...

Hugs, girl! I am glad that you are back to the normal feedings. I know it hurts and I am proud of you for keeping at it. It will get better. :)