The evenings around here are pretty hectic. It sounds silly, but it's not easy getting 2 girls fed, bathed, and ready for bed every night. Micah and I are both super busy at bath time. I feel like it is almost an assembly line we have going on. However, once the girls have been bathed and Adia is in bed, Micah and I sit together on the couch and just spend time together. Lately, we've been catching up on Downton Abbey. I'm so glad that Micah actually likes the show! It is soooo good! We have almost finished season 2. Speaking of Downton Abbey... I knew something was wrong with me last night when I almost made this my facebook status: "Please pray for Downton. Several of the people there have the Spanish flu." Then, I realized that this is just a tv show and not real life... Actually, it's not even in our current century. When I start to get a little loopy like this, it often means I am getting a fever. And oh man, did I ever. I have mastitis again. AGAIN. I hate it. It's an infection you can get from a clogged duct during breastfeeding. You get this awful lump where the infection is and it turns bright red and hot. You feel like you have the flu and your fever spikes extremely fast. At 10 last night, I took my temp and it was 99.2. I took it again at 10:15 and it was 100.8. I took 3 Motrin, and an hour later, it was 101.5. Fortunately, the highest it has gotten this time is a little over 102, but when I had mastitis when Adia was little, it got up to 104.2 and I had to go to the ER. So, I was up most of the night. Not due to a crying baby- Isla was wonderful. It was just due to my fever. I can't sleep when I'm so achy and extremely cold then extremely hot and so forth. It's just awful. Nursing hurts when you have mastitis and that's what you have to do... nurse. You have to take a strong antibiotic to rid the infection, then you have to keep nursing off that side to try to clear the clogged duct. It's amazing what pain you will tolerate though for your baby.
|I adore this sweet thing.|