Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Ouch, times two.

I mangled my thumb today. I wasn't looking at all while unfolding the stroller, and... ouch. Really ouch. It's a good thing my mom was with me, because I think I went into mild shock. I felt like fainting.

And ouch. My nipples hurt. Princess Kali has been feeding every hour. Did you hear me correctly? YES, EVERY HOUR. It's like perpetual happy hour at the breast bar. If breastmilk was boozy, she'd be facing a killer hangover in the morning. Mr. December and I think it's a growth spurt, but who knows for sure? All I know is that she's genuinely hungry each of these times... my policy is to start with burping, diaper, rocking, and some non-nutritive sucking (usually my pinky finger) before determining that she's actually hungry. So far today... she's actually hungry. All the freaking time.

Now that I've got that out of the way, I feel the need to say... thank God my baby girl nurses well and is growing and gaining weight like a champ. Thank God I have a baby girl at all.

But Jebus H. Christ, my nipples fucking HURT!


Aurelia said...

Yep, growth spurts are at 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months. She's right on time.

Take care of your thumb, and stay home for a few days and just feed and sleep and she'll stop being so desperate as soon as she gets your supply up.

As for pain, ice wrapped in a thin cloth on the nipples afterwards, then air them out a bit.

Jennifer said...


I hope both your thumb AND nips feel better soon!!!!!!!!!


Karen said...

Sam often eats every hour and then when Ellie also wants to eat, OY! Abby still hasn't figured out how to latch on so she gets breast milk in bottles so at least I don't have to grow a third breast to squeeze her in between!! Ugh!

ms. c said...

Oy... take care of those nipples!

(I am laughing so hard at the "happy hour at the breast bar" idea. WOW.)

The Milk Maid said...

Ahh- This made me grin, as I had the same problem quite a few moons ago. Good luck, and just keep telling yourself it's a temporary thing- sort of :)