|The Little Peanut, 13 days old|
I had forgotten how time consuming it is to have a newborn in the house. So when I do get a few free minutes it's hard to think about blogging when I have laundry, dishes or gazillion other things to do.
Aside from all that, I also had a kidney stone. It started hurting on a Sunday night and I ended up having to go to the ER. I was freaking out about feeding the peanut because I didn't even have any milk set aside from her. I had to pump some at the hospital and my mom brought it home for her. After a CAT scan they told me the stone was really huge and that I would need to set up an appointment with a urologist to have it removed. I finally got an appointment set up the following Thursday. He told me there was no way I was going to pass it on my own and he set a date (10 days later!) for me to have a procedure done where they send ultra sonic waves through it to break it up into smaller pieces. I would also have to be under anesthesia and was told I couldn't nurse for 24 hours and would have to pump and dump. With everything that was going on, and on top of my hormones going crazy, it all seemed a little overwhelming. Not gonna lie, I had several meltdowns.
Right away I started pumping milk and setting it aside. That weekend, the pain went away and I was hoping that the stone had moved into my bladder. Finally, this past Wednesday, the stone came out! I was so happy and so relieved!! I really didn't want to have to have that procedure done and I definitely didn't want to have to pump and dump for 24 hours either (although from everything I read it was actually safe to still nurse after anesthesia, so I wasn't going to wait the full 24 hrs)
Being home by myself with a very painful kidney stone and taking care of a newborn was not easy, but we figured it out. It's definitely much easier though now without it! So here's the little effer...
Isn't that ridiculous?! I couldn't believe how big it was when it came out! It was 8mm!! Oh and apparently I also have 6 more stones in one kidney and 7 in the other. The urologist wants to wait until after a year or so (when the peanut is a little older), break them up and get them moved out. Awesome.
So now that the stone has passed I don't have to worry about all that any more and we can move on.
The munchkin loves being a big sister...
The first week or two, she was definitely a little jealous and confused. She was looking for alot of extra attention and wasn't really sure what to think of things. Now that she has gotten a little more used to her new little sister and has realized that she isn't going anywhere, she has come around and is doing really well. She is always wanting to kiss and sing to her and "pet" her. It's really sweet.
Now that the Peanut is closer to a month old she has started getting pretty fussy in the late evenings. It really sucked for the first few nights she was like that. I didn't get to sleep until about 3:00 am or so with her crying and fussing for the few hours before that. I did a little research online and came across this stuff called Colic Calm. It's pretty much a homeopathic gripe water with all natural ingredients and it got really good reviews. I was still hesitant to use it, but I just wanted to make her feel better. You could order from Amazon, but I wanted it faster. The closest place that I could find that carried it was about 25 minutes from our house. I sent Joe out to get it and it has been totally worth it. Within 20 minutes, she is totally calm and seems so much happier. It also helps her to sleep better. If you have a baby that gets a little fussy in the evening with some gas or tummy troubles, this stuff might be just what you need!
I can't believe that she is already going to be a month old on Tuesday! Time is just flying by. Hopefully I can write a post and give a better update of how things have been going with us. Alright, I better get back to snuggling up with this little angel....