Long time no blog!
I’ve recently been asked to pump breastmilk for a friend of a friend whose baby was born with a condition where she gets wounds and bruises very easily, and now the mother is having breastfeeding issues. I’ve never pumped milk for another baby before, but it’s something i’ve always wanted to do. A couple of months ago i still had a ton of extra milk that Astrid wasn’t drinking from me, but since then it’s really dropped and now i don’t have as much extra. I baked lactation cookies and they didn’t help, next experiment is to start taking my placenta pills again. The pills seemed to give me crazy amount of milk in the early stages oh Astrids babyhood, hopefully it’ll work.
whiskey-jenna i know!! How is she almost 1 year old?!
babypeapod Astrid actually started taking steps a week before hitting 9 months. She’s a total pro now. Super baby!
Things have been too quiet around these parts so i figure it’s time for a mini update.
Astrid is almost 11 months old (i know i know, its friggin crazy.. and i still haven’t taken her 10 month photo!). Our little holiday last week was really nice, and a perfect amount of time away. It feels good to be home now, except we’ve been so busy with sick kids. We went to the aquarium on Saturday and Tokie caught a little mini-bug and had a fever on Monday. Then on Tuesday night Astrid had the most terrible sleep ever, about 1 hour of broken sleep, i’m not even kidding. No fever though, we didn’t know what was up. Lewis took her for a drive early in the morning so that i could get some sleep. That day i went to visit my friend in the morning and Astrid was still really out of sorts. Lewis had done the nappy change that morning so i was ridiculously shocked to see the worst rash in the history of rashes on her butt when i changed her at my friends house. She’s been battling a rash for a couple of months now but this was something else, and it just sprung up in a matter of hours. Pimples and open weeping sores, omg it was horrible. She’s never had anything like this before. She developed a fever after this, and i figured it was from Tokie’s sickness. Anyway, this morning she still had a fever and was just laying on me sleeping and grumping and i started to get really worried. Dr google didn’t really help the situation as i started googling eczema and open sores. We rushed in to the hospital because i was terrified she had an infection. She’s been diagnosed with eczema and we got some cream which im hoping will improve things. No infection thank fuck.
Her cheeks have been bright red for months as well as her bottom but i just put it down the teething and dry cold weather. Even the doctor seemed to think that was it. I worried about food intolerances and i quit feeding her any sort of dairy and got her out of cloth nappies and she was going great! Her rash had begun to heal and her cheeks were no longer red. Then as soon as i put her in one cloth nappy just this last Monday she totally flared up again and now has a terrible case of eczema!
I don’t really know what it is that is giving her all these symptoms. She had a runny nose for almost 8 weeks until i quit dairy. I really thought that was the culprit but now she’s had a massive flare up again, i just don’t know.
This afternoon she perked up a lot and was walking around and playing and giggling which was sweet relief. No more fever either. Why can’t there just be a button you can press which tells you what’s going on with your baby. I’m going to start a food diary and really get to the bottom of this.
Just booked 4 nights in Noosa, QLD, as a little family holiday. MUCH EXCITEMENT.
I feel like this is relevant.
Today I got my first period post partum.
Astrid is also 10 months old today.
How’s that for timing.
I’m annoyed but also relieved. Hopefully this will mean my libido and lack of passion will improve due to hormones changing. It’s odd to feel activity going on in my uterus after so long. I had terrible cramps for days last week so I assumed it was coming.