Milk and stuff
So I have what is called a “plugged duct.” Basically there is some kind of “obstruction” and my milk is having issues coming out. It actually really hurts, and yesterday it hit me hard. I felt nauseous and then had a fever for most of the day and some of last night. It sucks. It’s hard to be sick and have a baby. I feel weak, but babies want you anyway. I really really want to feel better now. I remember kind of enjoying being sick when I was a kid. Not the sick part, but I got to relax. I got to miss school, watch a movie, snuggle up in blankets. There were pleasurable elements… not so now. I just keep wishing that I can muster the energy to soothe a cranky baby. She actually hasn’t been bad at all, but I think it feels like she’s fussy. Thankfully Jeff had a day off yesterday so he was super helpful. I love him so much. He’s working today, but he told me that I shouldn’t worry about anything and that he’ll clean up after me when he gets home. So I’m not going to do anything except for rest and take care of my little girl. I really hope I can kick this without antibiotics. That would be a whole other thing to worry about…
The gerbera daisies that my mother-in-law gave me. I think they are just the most beautiful flowers!
My garden fairy. I’ll be putting her out there soon.
The wild geraniums I transplanted are blooming! I think that’s a good sign.
It’s a good thing she’s so stinkin cute. I can’t help but smile at her even through my fog. She just got a bunch of 3-6 month clothes from Jeff’s sister. This is good, she’s outgrowing most of her 0-3 month stuff. The only thing I will say is that it’s soooo girly. I mean, past the infant stage it’s almost impossible to find gender neutral stuff. So, she’s gonna be in a lot of pink by default. I am all about using what is given to us, and I’m not gonna be picky. The only ones I turned down were the things that said “Daddy’s little princess” and crap like that. I’m a snob in that way I guess. I kind of have a hard time with the girly stuff. I swore off pink by the age of 6. I will say though, some of the little girl things I have for this summer are undeniably adorable. Even the little thing she has on today. It just has a bear on the front. Below the bear says “Hello!”. Haha. Baby clothes are funny.
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OOOHHH grace i am soo sorry you have to feel the pain of a plugged duct. I had that once too. I don’t remember it making me feel nauseous but i do remember pounding my fist on the wall as eli latched and nursed on that side because it hurt sooooo freaking bad. I could see my duct, it was white and swollen. so eventually i put a needle in it and later that night it popped itself and I was sooo relieved. I know others have plugged ducts and it feels like it is below the skin.
one tip that I got was to have baby nurse from different angles to help pop it. so mayebe try the football hold or sit her up on your lap facing you to nurse while you support her head. Good luck mama, you will get through this!
love the pictures as usual