….and I am up typing a blog. Why? Because Chloe has been crying since 11:13 pm. Last night, for the first time, she did not nurse and slept until 6:45 am. That was a first for her. She dropped two feedings in one, plus she slept through the night for the first time. I was SO excited, as I am sure you could imagine. So I am a wee bit frustrated that she is still screaming after an hour and 15 minutes. Not to mention I have been up since 6:45. But, since I know she can make it…..and she has to be weaned by next week (I am leaving town), I am just biting the bullet. I know its probably heartless to let her cry, but I did check on her. And she has faded out a few times (for a few minutes before starting again). The bottom line is that she just does not need to nurse anymore. She was only nursing 2-3 minutes at a time, anyway, which constitutes unnecessary nursing, in my opinion. Plus, I am so ready to be done! She is nearing 13 months. I had wanted to stop at her birthday.
I apologize for the rant, but I have nothing else to do at midnight. Brett miraculously is sleeping through the crying/screaming. I do not want to make any noise, as to give Chloe encouragement that there may be a chance she gets to eat. She did go down to bed super easily, which I expected to be a problem. That was the easy part. I feel bad for her, but I also do not want to put my parents in a bad position to be up all night with her when they keep her next week. Brett and I are both going out of town….separately, but the same weekend. My parents will have them both for 4-5 days. Brett is going to his half brother’s wedding in South Carolina. I am going to the MOPS Convention in Dallas. I am VERY EXCITED!!! YAY!
Men, if you happen to be reading, stop now. I have some private woman stuff to talk about.
Seriously, stop. (Not sure if I have male readers). Or prepare to be grossed out (this includes you, Brett…..well, not really).
So I blogged about my bad week last week. I have to admit. It was bad. I was just not myself. I kept thinking maybe its PMS, but it lasted longer than normal PMS. Of course, being that I have only had my period 4 times in my ENTIRE marriage (I got married early 2005), I kind of forgot what PMS is like. Well, considering its been 23 months since my last bout with PMS, I would say it came back with avengance!!! Now that AF (online lingo for “Aunt Flow”, I guess) has returned, life is back to normal. Thankfully!!! I even had a flat tire today and was unbothered.
Well, it seems as if my sweet baby has faded. I am going to give it a few more minutes before going back to bed, just in case.
Does anyone know any good remedies for engorgement? All this crying certainly did not help dropping two feedings in a day!! I am in pain but do not want to pump, since that would prolong the process.
Chloe made another peep, but I think she is almost out. Let’s hope!! Tomorrow is a long day, so I probably should have waited to let her cry……oh well! I am too far into it now.