Wednesday, November 3, 2010

What a DAY!

I was really excited when my cell phone went off this morning before the alarm telling me we had a 2 hour delay for fog. I was really tired and really didn't feel like getting the kids up and ready for school. *lol* That must sound awful but even to get just an extra few minutes to sleep in the mornings means all the difference to me! The only bad part was, instead of getting better as the morning went on, the fog got worse and worse until finally they ended up closing school for the day. So much for getting anything done (like the nap I had planned!) *lol*

I have been exclusively breastfeeding Aiden now since he was born and he will be 9 months old next week. I don't want to be one of those who share TMI but a few days ago, I was suddenly hit with the WORST pain while feeding him. I was blaming his new, pretty little teeth but the more I thought about it, he has had those teeth for awhile now so why on Earth would it just now start hurting me?! The pain got so bad that I was ready to throw in the towel and just quit breastfeeding. I am talking hold my breath, tears in my eyes, toe curling pain that was just unbearable. I looked at my hubby desperately while I was feeding him like OMG, do something knowing full well there was nothing he could do to help! I asked for advice on Facebook (I have the BEST fans!!!) and I immediately got a ton of helpful responses from everyone and they even directed me to another site on Facebook called the Leaky Boob where I could go ask for advice! But none of the advice I got helped. The pain kept getting worse and worse to the point where I would cringe when it was time for Aiden to eat.

It wasn't until later on in the day that I noticed some strange white spots in Aiden's mouth and then it all clicked. Thrush. None of my kids had ever had it before but I had read enough to know about it!  I looked on the internet and sure enough, the 2 of us had all of the symptoms. So I was super relieved to know that it is something that is treatable and that I wouldn't have to quit breastfeeding after all (providing we can make it through the next couple of days!!!!) but OMG! I had no clue something could be so awful!  How is it possible for us to go 9 months with PERFECT breastfeeding and then BAM! This about knocked me off my feet!  I would hate to quit. 9 months and Aiden has never been sick. Even when my other 3 had the worst bug I have ever seen just a few weeks ago, Aiden is the only one who remained healthy. Every other baby I know has been sick constantly it seems like but Aiden has been perfect! I like to think that's because I breastfeed and am passing along those good antibodies to him.

So we went to the Dr. to get the medicine to get it cleared up ASAP. We just started the medicine so I don't see a difference yet but I am crossing my fingers and my curled toes that it clears up quick. I spent the entire morning and afternoon at the Dr and waiting on the pharmacy and was so happy to come home to a nice clean house courtesy of hubby (and a burnt pizza but we won't go there!) lol. 

Crossing fingers for some good sleep tonight and hey, maybe a little more fog in the morning wouldn't hurt as long as it lifts by mid-morning so the kids can go to school!


  1. Glad you found the cause of your pain and are on your way to recovery! Always good when you can find the cause and know help is on it's way! Have a good rest of the week!!


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