Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Stream of Consciousness: Part 12

My babies are sick. I am drowning in snot and vomit. HELP!!!
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I went to see the doctor about my gallstones last Friday. I will be having surgery on Monday. I am a little nervous about the anesthesia, but I am sure everything will so smoothly. They are using a laparoscopic procedure, so I should be back to normal in about 5 days. Sounds easy enough.
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To prepare for the surgery, I have been pumping like a mad woman. Despite all of my efforts, I have only managed to freeze about 12 ounces of milk. I am hoping to have at least 24 ounces for the day of the surgery, but I think I am going to buy a small can of formula just in case. I am really upset about this, and I am not sure way.
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I took Izzy to the GI doctor last Wednesday. His stools are still acidic, and he is still spilling sugars. Grrrrr. I am pretty frustrated, because I have been working really hard to eliminate soy, eggs, dairy, citrus, and peanuts from my diet.
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I have almost finished crocheting the gifts I promised to make for my blogger friends. I'll post pictures when I am finished.

I really enjoy crocheting, and I find it to be somewhat relaxing. I am thinking about offering to make baby blankets for a little extra cash flow. But that sounds like a lot of work, so I probably won't. Have I mentioned that I am LAZY?
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And here are some photos for little old you...

Spaghetti sauce girl

Mmmmm... Cloth tastes sooo good.
My babies on a bench.

19 comments:

A Mom Two Boys said...

Real Baby Name Alert! REAL baby name alert!!!

Anyhoo, I'm sure IZZY & Porgie will be feeling better soon. Snot & Vomit are SO much fun, aren't they? Especially when they're NOT coming from YOU.

Gotta love kids.

Sucks about the gallstones. He'll survive on a day (bottle) of formula. So will you!

THopgood said...

I'm sorry....but did I just "hear" you say you were LAZY!!???

Sick kids...young kids...gallstones....surgery....pumping the boobies...making gifts...crotcheting...

yep...you're lazy all right...

give yourself a break...and come see me on Monday for my "Moment for Me" meme...you NEED it!!!

Rachel said...

Yeah dont ever say lazy again. Surgery?? Oh glad they will be getting those b uggers out. As for snot and vomit-that stinks. Is there anything I can do since I am close? Let me send over some food to you guys. Please!! Where is surgery? Who is taking care of the babies?

amanda said...

sending a boat to help with the snot and vomit...

sorry about surgery on monday - i am sure you and the kids will all recover nicely. and i totally get it about the back up possibility of the formula.

and if i did know where u lived i'd make dinner. ok that's not true. i would take the kids out for dinner and bring you home some leftovers :)

love the pics!! but seriously what is it with the babes sucking on cloth items??

Awake said...

Hope the surgery goes well. I'm sure you'll feel a lot better when its all behind you.

Cute pictures (as always).

Nellie said...

Oh no. We must have sent the puke and snot your way. I apologize! It has since left our house and I hope it stays away!!!

Your kids are so cute. Ya know how some kids just aren't cute? (so mean, I know) Well, yours really are SO CUTE!

Chas said...

Lila had the snot a few weeks ago...not fun. Get well soon, babies!!

Mama Kalila said...

I hope your surgery goes well. I just found out that my sis is having hers after school ends for the year... apparently hers is a lazy gallbladder & not an emergency.

Good luck w/ the pumping. Have you tried doing it tandem w/ feeding? That's how I get more out when I need too.. She gets it flowing better lol even from the other side.

The pics are cute btw!

Eva said...

I love the pictures. Porgie is such a big girl! Good luck with the surgery and the sickness and the milk.

Catizhere said...

DRATS! I missed the real baby name AGAIN!!!
Yuk. Sick kids suck!

I'll be thinking of you on Monday

~melinda~ said...

oh yeah. you are so lazy. that's definitely the impression i get!!

ps. maybe i should be using fake baby names. do you have stalkers or something?? i missed that memo.

Amanda said...

Aw, i hope the kids are better soon. The photos are too cute!
Hope all goes well on the day of surgery- remember to ask the anethetist for lots of painkillers and anti sickness meds when you are asleep.

Take care , Amanda x

Jeninacide said...

I am having MILK issues myself- but actually I think I have figured it out that this has happened:

http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/
breast-fullness.html

Also- your babies are SO CUTE! AHHH! LOVE THEM!

Dana said...

awe... sorry the kids are sick!! Hope they feel better really soon!!

And goodluck with your surgery, I'm sure you'll do fine!!

Missy Marshmallow said...

I had laparscopic surgery back in November. I was sore for a couple of days but back to my normal smart ass self the minute I came out. Don't be nervous, you will be great, and afterwards you will not have any more gallbladder pain!

Danielle said...

I am thinking of you and hoping your little ones feel better soon. I am sorry to hear about your surgery. I tried to crechet once but I am too tense! You are not lazy- you sounds like super mom to me.

Allikaye's Mama said...

I just came upon your blog - and happy day for me! I'll come back and visit again! P.S. I am a teacher turned mama too!! COme by and visit!

Not So Perfect said...

Do you have help coming?

While your in the hospital be sure to tell your nurse you are breastfeeding and they can bring you up a pump from OB.

Sending you surgery well wishes.

Papa Bradstein said...

That one on the bench? So cute. So cute. So CUTE!