...because that's all I have the time and energy for.
I'm a new mom!!! Gavin James was born Monday, February 28, 2011. He weighed 7 lbs 6 oz and was 20" long. He is absolutely perfect...unfortunately, labor wasn't. That's a whole other post though.
Right now I'm at the hospital for my fourth round of IV antibiotics for a wicked mastitis infection in my left breast. Then, last night I noticed I also have a clogged duct on my right side as well. Saying that this is painful is a gross understatement. From the beginning, breastfeeding has been a huge challenge. I've been struggling with a low milk supply and once that finally started to improved, I got mastitis. I have to pump every two hours to hopefully "clear the lines" so my nipples are very angry. I'm not even trying to actually nurse.
Things are so miserable right now that I'm not even cherishing my newborn. I've had an IV in my arm for four days now. Using that arm is out of the question (the IV is in my elbow crease) and the pain in my breasts means I can't even hold my sweet boy without tearing up in pain. This is rough and I hate tht I'm being robbed of something I've waited so long to enjoy.
Here's a few pics of our miracle for you to enjoy until I can post again...