Well shortly after my last post, I ended up back at urgent care- this time with Baby C. She had been sniffling for a couple of days and then developed a low fever and pink eye, and it was evening (plus we knew the doctor’s office was going to be closed the next 2 days thanks to the Polar Vortex) so off to the hospital I went. Because she was only 3 weeks old, we had to get a chest x ray, urine sample, and blood draw, which were traumatic for both of us. Poor C was crying and miserable through all of it, but luckily they determined there was no fluid in her lungs and that it was viral rather than bacterial so we were sent home with the instruction to give her Tylenol for the fever and follow up in 2 days with the doctor. Now 3 weeks later she’s feeling better but is still stuffed up, which gets worse when she lays on her back, so she will only sleep when propped up on our chests (by which I mean MY chest), so I don’t sleep much. She also appears to be getting two bottom teeth already (!?) and is a nonstop, inconsolable, screaming, drooling mess every night until she passes out at 1am. So that’s been awesome.
I also had an interview via Google Hangouts last week for a job in my hometown, which is necessary for us to relocate. My father in law came to watch C while I interviewed, so I didn’t have to worry about taking care of her at the same time (E was at day care). However, I wasn’t super confident about it and of course afterward thought of a million things I should have said. I’m supposed to hear today about the second round but given it’s past 1 now, I’m guessing I didn’t make it, which is pretty disappointing.
Meanwhile we’re dealing with some behavior issues with E that have been frustrating, especially since my patience is thin thanks to fatigue and being stuck at home for days on end due to weather and germs. She’s nearly 3 but refuses to even SIT on the potty. In fact, she gets mad and throws a tantrum (in which she kicks and hits me) if I try to change her pull up. She is also refusing to eat anything but sweets so every meal is a battle which usually ends up in a plate of uneaten food and a screaming toddler. I’m glad she goes to day care twice a week to give me a break because the days I have both of them are usually long and terrible. I’ve tried really hard to preserve some Mommy and E time as much as possible, but it’s tough since breastfeeding has me pretty tied to C.
And finally, I had my 6 week postpartum check up last week and everything looks good. I had a follow up blood draw and my A1C is good so I don’t have to do another glucose test. I had a repeat pap since my last one was abnormal and am waiting on the results of that this week. Hopefully it’s good news so I don’t need a colposcopy. My husband is scheduled for a vasectomy in March and I’m planning to get an IUD in a couple of weeks. Not only do we want to make sure we have NO MORE babies, I would like to reduce or eliminate periods, and because of migraines I can’t take anything with estrogen. But of course now I keep seeing all these horror stories about IUDs popping up in my social media feeds, which has me freaked out about that choice.
Anyway, so that’s the latest from our house! My maternity leave is half over- it feels like it has been both forever and no time at all since I was last at work. I’m not looking forward to going back but at the same time I really will appreciate being able to get out of the house and around grownups for a change.