Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Curt surprised us with a shaved head and a crazy long beard. If I didn't recognize his walk, I would have wondered who was approaching our truck when we met him at the gas station. LOL! We drove down the street to a little local Mexican restaurant. That was a late night. I think I got to bed a little after midnight and had to be up for work at 5am. Phew, that was rough!
We went out to dinner at one of those Brazilian meat restaurants where they bring skewered meat to your table every five minutes to slice you off a piece. It ran into Aiden's bed time so I tried unsuccessfully to get him to sleep in the car. This kid is weird. He WILL NOT fall asleep in the car. Occasionally he'll take a short cat nap, but that's all we get.
We miss you already Brenda and Rich!! Aiden is loving his new toys!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
At 5pm, I was feeling worse, if that is possible, so I took my temperature one last time. It was at 101.3F!! YIKES. I tried calling the doctor's office to let them know, but they were already closed. I decided not to take the drink and opted for a sandwich and some Ibuprofen instead. The Ibuprofen helped a lot, but I took some Tylenol a few hours later for good measure.
I'm so thankful I didn't have to go ahead with the laxatives and that colonoscopy. I was seriously dreading it. As if dealing with the clear liquid diet wasn't bad enough. I had to do it at the same time as I was fighting a fever. YUCK.
My fever seems to come and go like waves throughout the day. I've also been battling hot flashes (one of which I am having right now) and the chills. Yucky. Since I was unable to breastfeed Aiden for 24 hours after taking those laxative pills, I told Travis that he had to take care of him 100%. I didn't touch Aiden Wednesday night or Thursday morning. It was torturous. Do you know what it's like to see your baby, but not be able to touch him?!
By Thursday night, I was able to breastfeed, so I went ahead with that. Hopefully I will pass some of my antibodies onto Aiden so he won't get whatever this crap is. Somehow Travis woke up Thursday with a stomach bug. I know it's horrible, but I'm hoping it was just food poisoning, so I don't have to worry about Aiden getting that too. It is so strange that Travis and I should both get really sick at the same time with different illnesses.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Travis' co-worker Jeremy, his wife Marlene and their daughter Addison went to the game also.
Daddy was so excited about the game that he ran out and bought shirts for Aiden and I. He had to go to four different stores to find baby Astros gear. He was adamant that his son represent the team!
Aiden did really great the entire game. I tried to get him to sleep since it was way after his bedtime. He only slept for 30 minutes, but I felt good that he at least got in a nap.
Travis and I had hot dogs and a few beers. The lady behind us was super nice, but her voice was super annoying. It was really high pitched and screechy. Hence the reason for Aiden's miniscule 30-minute nap. She thought Aiden was the cutest thing though. I just weeded through the 50 pictures she took of us during the game to pull out these five.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
(Aiden was worn out from all the shopping.) It does seem pretty surreal though. We have so much more space in our living room after downsizing from a regular TV. Which means more room for Aiden's toys!! We used to have to walk through our living room like we were stepping over land mines because of all the play mats and the swing. Not anymore!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
In the past year, twice Ariel has placed her cell phone in a glass of water during this groggy, half-awake state. Because she is not quite awake, it is not until three hours later when she finally gets out of bed that she notices what she has done. If anyone would like to donate old cell phones to the Ariel Fund, please let me know. We have already given her two of ours. I told her when we get our new phones in a couple of weeks she has to either get a super duty waterproof phone or get insurance.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
- Great bonding time with Aiden
- Healthy for Aiden and me
- Saves money (less formula)
- Pumping at work is inconvenient (juggling everything to and from work, plus taking time out of my work day to do so)
- Clogged milk ducts are painful (I get one for a day about every other week)
- Occasional pain during feedings
- Limited social activities (I'm not comfortable with breastfeeding in public, so we have to plan accordingly)
- And the selfish one - I can't drink caffeinated or alcoholic beverages without risking a hyper child or a pump and dump (I've read that a pump and dump is not necessary if you have just a drink or two and then feed several hours later, but it still freaks me out).
I have been pumping and freezing milk since Aiden was one week old, so I have a pretty decent stock. (I'm running out of freezer space!) That means he will still be getting breast milk for several weeks, if not months after I wean him.
The other thing I am nervous about is the weaning process itself. I mentioned yesterday that Aiden is sleeping through the night now. That means I'm not feeding through the night - 8 1/2 hours. At about 3 in the morning, things get pretty painful due to engorgement. I cannot roll onto my side without waking up because of the severe discomfort it puts on "the ladies". I was hoping this process would be quicker, but here I am Day 5 with one skipped feed and still in nightly pain. I'm not going to cut out another feed until this one is under control. How long will this take?!