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My First Day As A Stay At Home Mom

Posted Oct 19 2009 10:04pm
Update: I guess I should have mentioned that I called the Pediatrician's office first thing this morning when they opened (at 9 a.m.), and I am still waiting for a call back.

Yes, that's right... today is my first official day. A day that I have only dreamed of. Gabe went back to work this morning and so far so good. I slept until 9 a.m. He got up at 6 a.m. and both boys were fussing so he gave them bottles and put them in their cribs before he left for work, wow I sleep so much better when they are in their cribs. Starting to make me wonder if we should put them in their cribs at night time too.

I need help, I think we may have a tummy issue with Noah. We finally got a poop out of him last night, it had been since Thursday. Although it was diarrhea when he finally went. The worst part is the pain it seems he is in. Grunting, groaning, and the tightest tummy muscles I have ever felt. He arches his back sometimes and just squeals. You can tell he is trying to push and most of the time he just passes gas. I thought it would get better after he pooped, but nope last night it was pretty bad. At 3 a.m. he did this for about a half an hour until he finally felt some relief. Yesterday and last night we tried the gas drops, but they didn't seem to help. We also tried rubbing his belly, warm blankets on his belly, and moving his legs around. Right now he is eating 1/2 breast milk and 1/2 milk based formula. (I can no longer keep up with the breastmilk demand fully with these big eaters.) It seems to mainly bother him at night and after feeding, but does happen at other times too. What are your thoughts? I am thinking of heading over to the store today to buy one of the more gentle formulas.

Last week I went to the doctors to get a whooping cough vaccine and asked him about this wrist pain I have been having. Turns out I have tendonitis in both wrists. This started while I was pregnant and has gotten worse since the boys were born. It is called DeQuervain'stenosynovitis and is often seen in new mothers. Who woulda thought? Now I have to go to an Orthopedic hand doctor and most likely get cortisone shots.

It's so funny during my day I come up with all these topics to blog about, but then when I actually get a minute to blog I blank on the topics. I am going to start writing them down, but for now I am off to take both boys out in public by myself for the first time. Going to see if a new formula helps Noah bug, but please please share your thoughts and stories.
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