Re: March Moms - Apri: Post Partum month 1
Hi all, hope everyone is doing well!
My George is doing OK, except that he tends to stay awake too long at night and keeps me from going to bed at a decent hour!
Also, he had a "bout" where he threw up several times in 2 weeks. However, we figured it might be either allergy to formula, or too much milk on tiny stomach; it was almost always at 11 to 11:30 at night right after formula feedings. Since we've been moderating his intake better (not letting him just drink as fast as possible), we haven't had any vomits (God willing - crossing fingers).
As for me, well, it's been a little rough. Not terrible, but constant nagging problems. Sum it up:
-Severe nerve-type pain in my hips/legs as well as weird pain in the perineal area making even sitting on toilet sheer hell; turned out to be infected Bartholin's gland messing up everything (big hard mass that was painful itself). Had the gland drained/surgery on Easter morning.
-Tuesday after I realized I a) still had large hard mass on left where surgery was done and b) had NEW hard mass on right, painful like the old Bartholin's.
-Friday after, hammock chair collapsed on me (and baby), the spreader beam on it socking me around the head like a merciless miscreant with a club, much pain and huge lump; went to ER to verify it wouldn't result in concussion.
-Went to OB last week for PP check-up and reported I was just starting some UTI (correct - E. Coli) and got MacroBid for it (I'm nursing).
-Mon after that, get horrible periodic abdominal cramping that doesn't go away for days and in fact increases to diarrhea generally. Now suspect MacroBid was causing this side effect; unsure. But since stopping some relief, but still suffering a bit.
All of this pain has made it a bit difficult to be a really good mommy, or even to be in a good mood!