Saturday, October 11, 2008

nystatin day 5

We're in the thick of it trying to treat this damn thrush. It really sucks. It's taken me three of the five days to figure out how to get Maya to take her medication (it's banana flavoured - how stupid is that?? I mean if they're going to go to the trouble to make this stuff banana flavoured, why not just make it milk flavoured and save us all the headache??? Ah but I digress...) without projectile vomiting. She HATES it. And I hate giving it to her.

So far I really don't think there's been any improvement, but my husband swears it looks a bit better. Of course, he doesn't look at her all day like I do. I'm giving it until the end of the long weekend (Monday is Canadian Thanksgiving...and I'll be oh so thankful if the thrush is gone by then!) and if there is still negligible improvement, it's back to the doctor with us. Again. Sheesh.

Other than the thrush, things are really going great. We're still struggling to find a daytime routine but it's all good. We'll get there. Maya still has days where she sleeps practically all day and other days where she's awake and ready to party hardy all day. I have a feeling we'll settle into a bit of a pattern when she's around 3 months or so.

Maya's latest tricks:
-squealing with delight
-making all kinds of vowel sounds
-holding her head up when she's being held over my shoulder
-laughing (granted so far we've only had one laugh and it was in her sleep. But still.)

Baby girl smiles all the time and loves to cuddle. She'll pet my face when we're lying in bed together and it's so sweet. She definitely gives mummy the biggest smiles.

I had my 6 week postpartum gynecologist appointment last week. Good news, I healed up nicely. I suspected as much. Now I have to start thinking about birth control. How weird is that? After trying for a baby for so many years and now to think about how to not get pregnant just blows my mind. I think I might go for an IUD after we're done breastfeeding but we'll see. I've got a year to think about it, and besides, that's another post altogether.

It's the Saturday of a long weekend and D is playing with Maya on the floor in the next room. I can hear him singing a silly song to her. Life is good. But I could still do without the thrush.


Fertilized said...

i hate thrush ... I am sorry

Jenni said...

Just a word of caution, both me an THREE of my friends ended up pregnant when our babies were still breastfeeding and just nine months old. So you might want to get that IUD sooner rather than later. As soon as she starts sleeping through the night, or starts eating solids, your cycle can return and pregnancy is fair game. It could return even sooner than that.

Hope the thrush improves

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Ugh. I was hoping it had cleared for you already. I'll keep my fingers crossed that this weekend gave some noticeable improvement! :)

Mel said...

Ugh, I am so sorry about the thrush issue. I hope you can get that resolved soon!!!
Birth control? Makes me want to snort with hard laughter, but your body does WEIRD things after pregnancy. Like get pregnant again, IMMEDIATELY. Heard that one too many times to ignore it.