It has been a crazy hectic week trying to adjust to MasonJ’s routine. Well I don’t really have a routine for him yet but the constantly feeding and changing nappies was a mundane routine for me.
When the MCH nurse came to visit, she pointed out that my nipples were so swollen and early signs of mastitis. So that’s the reason why MasonJ’s birth weight has dropped substantially because he is not getting enough milk. Duh! That explains why I’ve been feeding him 4-5 hours during the night feed. My nipples were so grazed from baby not latching on properly. I kinda suspect I’m not feeding him correctly because I don’t recall breastfeeding to be painful. I thought MasonJ was going through cluster feeding.
So I went to see the GP and got my antibiotics. I had to give in and fed MasonJ formula to give my boobs time to recover. After resting for a day, I went to the hospital lactation centre to get some help. The lactation consultant Sonja was so helpful. She was my savior. She showed me an alternative position to feed mason due to my left nipple was still sore. MasonJ finally latch on properly and he was happily drinking off from my boobs and immediately fell asleep on my chest.
Although I have been through this before with MissZ however every baby is different. We kinda assume it’s all the same but it’s actually not.
Not because I had a new baby but it’s about MissZ . I couldn’t stop crying whenever I think of her. She used to have all the attention but now she has to share with her little brother.
MissZ has been very challenging over the weekend. She was overwhelmed with her baby brother arrival. Everyone in the house has been telling her not to do this and that.
I can feel that she wants my attention.
She refused to have her afternoon nap because she wants to see what’s going on. She got punished during dinner time for not eating her dinner. She was just out of control 😱.
So I was really upset and emotional. I yelled at MissZ. I feel so guilty but I couldn’t help myself because I was so frustrated about her nuisance behavior.
This morning when she came to my room to say good bye to me and ask if I’ll miss her. I said “Yes I will” and she replied “Don’t cry ok mommy.”
I went for my hospital appointment today. As the doctor was doing a stretch and sweep examination, she accidentally broke my water.Totally didn’t expect that to happen. 😂
So I got sent to the birth unit to get a CTG scan to monitor baby’s heart rate. It was meant to be a 20 minutes thing however it took longer than expected because baby’s heart rate was reading quite high ; I’m guessing signs of stressed. After 4 hours of monitoring the midwives were happy with the results and I was told to go home to wait for labour to begin.
So I’m back to the waiting game again however I’m booked in for induction if nothing happens between now till 6am Wednesday . *fingers crossed*
So MissZ knows that Des does his vaping business in the garage (man cave) and sometimes when he is cooking he walks away to a corner and vapes. Obviously there’s bound to have some smoke residues following him after he vapes.
MissZ is a very smart girl and her observations is very good too. She knows that the garage is where her dad does his vaping stuff… One time I asked her what is daddy doing in the garage, her reply was “he’s doing naughty stuff… Smoking (she even showed me how smoking is done)” OMG! 😱 I dont even know where the hell did she learn that word and action from.
Well yesterday when we were having dinner out of no where MissZ let out a random rant about Des doing his stuff in the garage and continue with this song…”Puff, the Magic Dragon” song. Des was obviously shocked from what MissZ just did and tried to hold a straight face. I find it so funny that I couldn’t stop laughing. LMAO 😂😂😂.
Lesson learnt— we have to be more careful now with what we say and do in front of the kids. Never underestimate the abilities of a 4 year old.