September 14, 2012

Week In Review

I'm too tired and lazy to do a real post so I'm just going to tell you what's going on with each of us this week.

Kase - To make a long story short, he has been fussier than normal this week.  My milk supply seems to have decreased and I think that he isn't being satisfied.  Monday night we were up with him until 1:30 am because we just couldn't get him to calm down.  My breasts were unusually empty so I realized that maybe he wasn't getting enough.  Since then we've been giving him bottles (of breast milk) at night.  It fills him up much better, he falls right asleep and sleeps for longer periods of time.  I am still breastfeeding him during the day because I want to keep my supply up and I don't mind having to feed him more often during the day.  Unfortunately though, my supply hasn't kept up with his demand and we did have to give him a couple bottles of formula.  Neither one of us wanted to do it, but if I don't have the milk to feed him, we have no choice.  I will give him every ounce of breast milk that I can produce, but if that's enough, we will need to supplement formula here and there.  I never had this problem with Kyla so it's stressing me out a bit.  Otherwise, Kase is doing great!  Three weeks old today!

Kyla - She has been really good all week!  She did have one timeout this morning, but I think one timeout for the whole week is pretty darn good.  She's usually such a good listener, but today she just would not stop messing with my breast pump and after about five "No's", off she went to the corner.  I know I keep saying it, but she is being so great with Kase.  Of course I still keep a very close eye on her, but she loves to snuggle up to him and give him kisses.  Actually she just rubs her nose with his.  It's the cutest thing I've ever seen.  When he's laying down on his floor mat, she tries to crawl in there and lay by him. She gets jealous once in awhile, but usually just at night when she's tired and wants to be held.  I want to take her out this weekend and do something fun...just not sure what yet.

Mommy - I spent about four hours in the hospital last night.  I was having really bad pains that I wasn't sure if were chest pains or upper stomach pains.  I had them the other day, but they went away after about 10-15 minutes.  I jokingly (although it's not funny) said to Tyler that I thought I was having a heart attack.  Well they came back yesterday although this time they would not go away.  After about 2 hours of excruciating pain, I called the on-call nurse.  She said I needed to get to the ER right away.  She thought it was my gallbladder.  Anyway, after an EKG (my heart looked great) and lots of blood work, they think I have gastritis or an ulcer.  Thankfully my gallbladder was fine.  They gave me some medicine and if it doesn't work, they want to put a scope down there to see if there is an ulcer.  I haven't taken the medicine yet today though because I'm worried about the fact that I'm breastfeeding.  The nurse said it was ok, but the first warning on the bottle says "Do not take while breastfeeding!"  My friend is a pharmacist so I texted her to see what she thought and I'm waiting to hear from her.  So we'll see what happens.

Daddy - He's probably a little bummed that my Packers beat his Bears last night, but we don't talk about that :)  He's really busy at work and he's still on the village board so he has lots of meetings at night for that.  He has been a huge help with Kase during the night.  We have both been getting up with him so one of us can change him while the other one thaws/warms the milk.  And he often feeds him the bottle while I pump.  I'm very lucky to have a husband that helps with everything - kids, cleaning, cooking, yard work, etc.  I know they're not all like him!

Sorry I don't have any pictures to share.  It's been a long week and I'm pooped!  And I've had a headache ever since they gave me a narcotic last night to get rid of  my pain.  Now that I have both kids down for a nap, I need to stop wasting my time blogging and try to get some rest myself.

Have a great weekend!


  1. take care of yourself, hope the pain doesn't come back!

  2. How weird...I almost went to the hospital two nights ago for the same thing! I have had a cold and they put me on some meds because it hasn't been getting better and my chest was burning. But then after taking the meds (on top of all my other arthritis meds) I started feeling like I was having a heart attack or something lol. My mom told me to try tums and that helped a lot--they think it was severe heartburn or something from all the meds....but I can feel your pain! ;-)

  3. Listen to your body girl and don't let breastfeeding stress you out..I had the same problem with my second but it's honestly not worth you suffering..your babies need a happy and completely healthy momma! As for the medicine, when I was pregnant with my girl, I got so sick I think for about 5 weeks I kept getting sinus infections and the dr wanted me to take sudafed! With all the horrible things I've heard about it I didn't want to take it (probably why my sickness lasted for so long) but the dr I work for who used to be an OB said that the manufacturers who make the medicine have I include that disclosure plot the uneducated people who self medicate without dr supervision. Hope you have a better week coming up!