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Drained

drained

This should be an easy week – with two public holidays, it’s a short week. However, I’m feeling awful and I’m not sure how I will make it through. After a wonderful weekend in Parys, I came home to an awful stomach bug. I think it must have been something in the water, but I was pretty sick all day yesterday. I’m feeling a bit better today, but the combination of being ill and still breastfeeding has left me feeling totally drained.

It’s as though I have no fluids left in my body despite drinking as much as possible. All my energy either poured out of me from being sick, or was sucked out of me from the little one. I am so happy and proud of breastfeeding, but at moments like these, it doesn’t feel too great. It’s as if all my nutrients have been sapped, and I’m just a husk of a person. Continue Reading

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Nothing is worse than a sick baby

tiny harley hand

I have been very lucky so far. Sure, Harley was born too early and had to be in the NICU for weeks, but she wasn’t sick in there. She was just small and needed to grow before she could come home. Once she came home, she was healthy if not always happy, and she has been doing better and better every day. Until yesterday.

Yesterday was time for visit to the clinic. She was weighed (4.9kgs!) and got her shots. Last time the sister warned me that some babies don’t feel well after their immunizations – they get a fever and feel poorly. I bought a thermometer and Panado just in case, but she was totally fine last time. This time? Not so much.

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