sug- i am sorry you're going through PPD- you shouldn't need to be on meds for long- its totally normal to think you're losing it- i mean twins, preemies, i'd say pretty overwhelmed! and glad you're getting the help you need. And I hope the girls continue to gain weight and eat like champs!
i thought i was starting to go crazy myself- I'd been sick since sunday night, and after the call monday where the nurse blew me off and said nothing was wrong -finally called doc's office again yesterday, got the same nurse who blew me off again, and finally in the afternoon- i was in tears and called back- got another nurse who told me to go right over to L&D at the hospital to be seen. Right away, I was diagnosed with mastitis and possibly a uterine infection as well. god I was so relieved to know i wasn't going crazy! I ached, was lethargic, and my breast was killing me, hot, hard and red- same thing i kept telling the nurse on the phone, but since I didn't have a raging fever, she decided it was nothing! I am going to call today and complain about her- , when i clearly could have been on antibiotics for 5 days already, i'm sort of pissed!!
thankfully, my mom-in-law was here, or i'd have been in serious trouble.
It seems not to have troubled Pulman in the least- but the infected breast is horribly painful to bf from- but must continue to get the infected mass out- sooo gross!
I don't know what the right thing to do about feeding is, but I just chill until he wants to eat- sometimes its 1.5 to 2 hours, sometimes it's 4.5 to 5. Then again, I'm not really sure how much he's getting- the uninfected breast is definitely making more milk, but he'll nurse for 20-45 minutes, and stops when done
gecko- how's the going solo going?
rio- are you feeling ok?- thinking about you- do you have any help right now?
jomae- i'd forgotten you had just 1 egg- so awesome!!! sometimes, i think they just cry b/c it's 1 of the 4 things they know how to do
can you thin the formula a bit to increase the water intake??? did she like water?
I'm finally feeling a bit better, and certainly more optimistic now that I know there is an end to this crappy feeling. I'm going to begin pumping on a regular basis to get a stockpile in the freezer so dh can start to feed him a bit starting next week or so- I think he'll really like to do something more than change diapers
the 2nd wink was from Pulman- he kicked the keyboard!!!
ok- gtg it's cry cry cry-