Winn took a 2 1/2 hour nap this afternoon and I feel like I had the day off! And now I put him down to sleep at 9 pm (usually his bedtime is at 11:30pm). I could get used to this real fast. I had time to catch up on blogs, cook a decent supper and relax on the couch. I may even get to watch some Downton Abbey. I rented the dvd on netflix and I am addicted.
Still dealing with a sore left nipple. You would think at 4 months I would have this breastfeeding thing down pat. I don't know if it's residual yeast issues or what. I am going to a breastfeeding doctor in Madison, MS next week, so hopefully she will help me. I went to a dermatologist today to get a mole removed on my back and I talked to him about my nipple problem. Poor guy, he didn't really have much of a clue. He prescribed me some steroid cream to apply for 10 days. I told him about Dr. Jack Newman's All Purpose Nipple Ointment (APNO) and he thought that was too strong. He said that breastfeeding is irritating to nipples because of the digestive enzymes in the saliva and that is why most women stop. Absolutely no words of encouragement from him.
Anyhoo - Winn is growing like a weed. 75th percentile!
I've got 2 new books going on my kindle. One is Wild by Cheryl Strayed and the other is Why Have Kids. Wild is beautifully written and emotionally raw - her mom dies from lung cancer when she is only 22, pretty heavy stuff. "Why Have Kids" is an interesting read so far and is basically saying that having childen is not going to make me happy and all the research actually shows that adults become less happy after they have kids. I wonder if they have done this research on infertiles? I wonder if we are less unhappy because it took us so long to get to have kids. I will say that being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done day in and day out. It's totally exhausting having a baby, but I will take it any day over still trying to make a baby. My heart and prayers go out to all the women who are trying right now.