You know it’s true love when…

…when after 3 hours of broken sleep from 5:30am-9am, painful nipples and mood swings the speed of light, you look down on your child and think to yourself, "she is truly the most beautiful thing I have ever laid eyes on". Cause she is yo.

My heart aches with the inability to decongest her so she can nurse easier, to take away that cough that keeps waking her up, to do much of anything outside snuggling her to make her feel better. 

Ok she just passed out again, I think I will go try for another nap, even if it’s 40 minutes, the average time between wake-up’s in the last 24hrs.

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on June 23, 2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. have you tried nursing in a warm bath? the steam could help break up that crud and let her relax a little. ❤

  2. have you tried nursing in a warm bath? the steam could help break up that crud and let her relax a little. ❤

    • OMG that user pic is just to much.
      I am gonna get her in a hot bath with me asap, until now we have been using saline drops and aspirator to clear her up just prior to nursing, but oy does that piss her off, poor little thing.

      • i figure steam is worth a try. thats what id do. and if shes like annie and doesnt care for hanging out in the tub, you can set the shower going on HOT and just hang out in the bathroom with the steam. your hair will look beautiful LOL.

      • i figure steam is worth a try. thats what id do. and if shes like annie and doesnt care for hanging out in the tub, you can set the shower going on HOT and just hang out in the bathroom with the steam. your hair will look beautiful LOL.

    • OMG that user pic is just to much.
      I am gonna get her in a hot bath with me asap, until now we have been using saline drops and aspirator to clear her up just prior to nursing, but oy does that piss her off, poor little thing.

  3. sleep, mamacita!!!!!

    And the only thing that ever even remotely worked for decongesting Remy — until he was old enough for actual meds — was steam. We’re lucky to have a steamer shower, so we don’t even have to have the water running to make steam. But my mom’s old school trick was turning the shower on HOT and closing the bathroom door and letting it steam up the bathroom. (Obviously not scalding you or the baby in the process.)

    Still, meds are better than that. But you aren’t supposed to use them on itty babies :(((( (You can use baby ibuprofin/ tylenol, which helps with the pain of the cold, but not the stuffiness.)

  4. sleep, mamacita!!!!!
    And the only thing that ever even remotely worked for decongesting Remy — until he was old enough for actual meds — was steam. We’re lucky to have a steamer shower, so we don’t even have to have the water running to make steam. But my mom’s old school trick was turning the shower on HOT and closing the bathroom door and letting it steam up the bathroom. (Obviously not scalding you or the baby in the process.)
    Still, meds are better than that. But you aren’t supposed to use them on itty babies :(((( (You can use baby ibuprofin/ tylenol, which helps with the pain of the cold, but not the stuffiness.)

    • No go on the sleep, she lasted 15 minutes before a cough woke her. Just called the nursing helpline, was worried they told nothing I didn’t know. Give her Motrin, warm steamy bath or steam room, humidifier in room, keep her dressed cool, if she still has a mild fever tomorrow go to the walk in.

    • No go on the sleep, she lasted 15 minutes before a cough woke her. Just called the nursing helpline, was worried they told nothing I didn’t know. Give her Motrin, warm steamy bath or steam room, humidifier in room, keep her dressed cool, if she still has a mild fever tomorrow go to the walk in.

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