Monday, December 8, 2008

The post where I talk about breastfeeding

Things seem to be returning to a somewhat "normal" state around my house. Harrison is almost two weeks old. Time certainly does fly.

I breastfed Jack for the first 6 months of his life and had every intention of doing the same with Harrison, but things did not work out this go around so he is now a formula fed child. I gotta admit that it seems a lot easier to just give him bottles. I feel a little bit guilty that I am not breastfeeding him, but relieved that I will be able to go places and not have to worry about pumping and getting him fed in public. He seems to be doing well with the bottles and it sure is nice to just hand someone else a bottle to feed him.

Cliff has been sick with a cold and a fever since before Harrison was born. My Mother had taken off time from work to come and help me for a few days after we came home and Cliff went to work, she ended up deathly ill and in the hospital, so I missed out on my "Mom comes to help me days".

Friday night I ended up in the ER with an infection in my c-section incision. Everything was fine, I got antibiotics and was sent home. I arrived home around 11ish Friday night from the ER to a phone call from my sister Rebekah who was keeping Jack saying that Jack had woke up puking. She brought him home where he continued to puke off and on the rest of the night. I guess cold and fever trumps incision infection because I got very little sleep Friday night. I would get Harrison fed and back to sleep and Jack would wake up to vomit. I would clean him up and get him back to sleep and then go at it again with Harrison. Cliff slept through most of the night's drama.

Harrison is almost 2 weeks old and I have already lost at least 3 of his socks. His feet are so small that most of his socks fall off so I need to find the lost socks. I think the dryer ate them.

9 comments:

Sugar Sweet Thoughts said...

I hope everybody is feeling better!

sjaxn said...

Hey Sarah! So sorry to hear about all the sickness. We've baricaded ourselves in the house and have had few visitors since we came home with Jereme. It seems like everyone in the county is sick with something right now! By the way so sorry I didn't stop by your room before I was discharged but I desperately wanted to get to St. Louis to hold my baby boy. I'm sure you understand. We'll have to get the boys together sometime after all of the sickness passes. Take care of yourself!!

hncfarley said...

I was going to come visit this week, but I've got the clap.

jodi said...

Best of luck ....pukes, snot, & sickness - Keep it all in Newton if you can. ;)
I certainly don't envy you right now!

Jamee said...

2 is different than 1. Call me if you need anything. We have had the flu/cold so much since September, I think we may be immune. Jack may be up for a play date with Em?

Browningblog said...

Wow, when it rains it pours, huh? Hope this fines you all feeling better!

Kathryn said...

Note to self - incision infection ALWAYS trumps a cold, fever or no fever. Sounds like you need some R&R. Don't turn down any offer to let Jack go play somewhere - I always did because I felt like a bad mother but it was D U M B. He'd love to get out and you need a break!

Kuhn Family said...

We hope everyone is feeling better soon. It never seems to easy when your a parent when kids are sick, it can never hit just one person it has to travel to the entire family. Congrats on the new addtion he is a cutie.

Volkman's said...

that sucks,, really sucks,,, I wish I were closer to help you.
and don't feel guily,or don't ever let people give you the .. "oh you didn't breatfeed" look. Fuck that.( Sorry) Reese never got sick till she was over a year old,, so formula is just has good if you ask me:)( I hate all the bfeeding bs when you have a baby.)
take care!!