July 16, 2012 in Uncategorized
jissie, things are going hectic hey! still trying to find a routine, but little M is making it a bit difficult
things are going well, actually, but there is a thing or two i can complain about!
the breastfeeding is going much better, i started using nipple shields (cant believe that i didnt use it from the start, my poor nipples wouldve looked SO much better!) so little M is not swallowing so much winds anymore. it really does regulate how much they swallow, and my nipples’ cracks and bruises are almost healed. it really is such a special thing between a mother and child
in some weird way, he still gets a lot of wind and cramps. took him to the doc’s today to check if everything is okay, and doc gave a stropie to help with the cramps and winds. it is keeping little M for such weird hours! last nite he woke at ten-ish, only went to bed again at 7.15 after hubby put him in the bed with me. woke at eleven-ish, only went down again at five. as soon as he sleeps dead, he gets a cramp and we start all over again. oh, and crampwater and colic drops doesnt help. full stop.
he doesnt like his dummy at all, i try to give it to him after feeds (if he stopped drinking by himself) to keep from overfilling him, and it actually helps with the cramps, but he doesnt want to play that way. so he actually gets more agitated while i try to get him to suck the dummy, but when he takes it he calms down immediately.
hubby and i had a bit of a tiff this weekend (yes, about him kuiering and going on and me sitting in our bedroom with a child screaming blue murder) but he listened to what i had to say. and he really helps me a lot, we bath little M together and he chats to him, tries to console him and let me sleep when i need to. makes me tea and dinner, lunch as well.
shame, i really felt bad today. i think i had a bit of the ‘baby blues’, i havent slept with little M being sickish and i havent had time to eat or drink anything today until hubby came home at one and he fixed me a cuppa tea, a sarmie and some cold meats. i phoned hubby to ask if he’s coming, and when he said he’s on his way i started crying till he got here. then i was in trouble because i didnt phone him sooner, telling me that he doesnt care if i dont want to phone cos he’s busy working, where it concerns ‘us two’ i must phone and he’ll come straight away. which made me feel even worse! i actually told him that i feel like a failure as a mom, my child is sick and i dont know whats wrong or how to fix it. he told me off quite quickly, gave me a hug and brought my tea. then all’s well with the world again
anyways, just wanted to pop in quickly while the little man’s sleeping. will do a more ‘informed’ post when i have a chance.
hope you all have an awesome week xxx