Greetings fellow winter shut-ins! How about some blog therapy with Kelly since the only humans I've seen this week have been inside the confines of my house or at a doctor's office? K, here we go.
1) Lucy bid her tonsils and adenoids farewell (and some tubes moved into her ears) on Tuesday and is finally maybe starting to seem not entirely scarred from the whole ordeal. She did really well with the surgery, but she just seemed like she hated me for the first 2 days after, probably for bringing her to what she thought was going to be a doctors appointment with a "nap" (pre-surgery pictures, total ignorance)
And bringing her home in the worst pain she's ever felt. Confused would be the understatement of the year, some serious processing has had to happen this week in her highly drugged up brain, but I think we're making strides.
2) I mean, we did explain it to her, but she's 2 and her understanding of various medical lingo and practices is limited, like most 2-year-olds. The result of the explanation was her being fairly positive that the surgery was happening in her bedroom, which I surmised from her constantly walking into her bedroom saying "ok, we go to have surgery now". It was really cute but also really sad for me since I knew exactly what was about to hit her.
3) I cried like a little baby when I had to hand her to a rather creepy nurse with the thickest black eyeliner I've seen in a while who carried her back to be anesthetized. Why won't they just let the mom be there for that? It was the handing her off to a stranger while she bawled and reached for me and the "AUTHORIZED MEDICAL PERSONNEL" door closed as she was carried off down the long hallway that really got both of us. Then I realized that she had forgotten her precious "piglet blanket" and I frantically ran around while crying to find a nurse who could go back to give it to her before she went under. It was not one of my classiest moments, but motherhood will do that to you.
4) Luckily Mike's amazing mother came in town for the first few days, which was so helpful. The older girls happen to be the least helpful little 4 and 5 year-olds around- ok maybe not the least, but certainly not the most by any stretch. I thought reading them Little House would help with that, or at least make them want to be more helpful like Laura and Mary, but it is not. SO instead they got to bake a valentines day cake and make crafts and have outings and do fun things,
while their sister suffered in the glow of the ipad and copious netflix.
Life is really not hard enough for them, I tell you.
I'm thinking of starting to churn our own butter just to give them a difficult job to do every day.
5) Have you every tried Brewer's Yeast
to boost milk production? I am talking to you, and you, and you. Anyone? Does it work? I hope so because I just bought a honkin tub of it in the hope that it will help since the nightly "Guinness to help with nursing" happens to not be helping at all with "taming the postpartum pooch and the pants buttoning" thing.
6) Have you ever read any reviews on Amazon by Roger Pervich? Some of the best stuff on the web, hands down. Read them all!! And Roger, if you're reading, how about a review of Brewer's Yeast for milk production? I think we need it.
7) Get your projects ready because another "Cabin Fever Creativity Link-Up" is coming for you, hopefully this week.
While this may seem like a totally unrelated picture, my sister made that little hat for Joseph and I am a tad obsessed.