Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Do You See The Irony?

Braden has one little fault. He likes to sleep during the day and party all night. It is particularly difficult because often he wants to be nursed and comforted and so I cannot hand him off to Garry very much.

Last night was another longish night where I was up at 11, 2 stayed up on and off until 5 and then finally up at 6:30. I have been thinking that these crazy sleep habits are what is making me BONE TIRED. Last night I had a dream I was so tired I was crying. Do you see the irony? I was dreaming about being beyond tired? Ironic, no?

So this morning I declared enough. I have been off of my pain pills for a week, but today I also took a look at my prescription that is supposed to help my milk supply (I warned you that I would be blogging about nursing weeks ago. . .) and one of the side effects was drowsiness and dizziness and depression. And I thought, maybe, just maybe, this is not worth it.

So I talked to Garry about going off of the prescription and trying a herb regimen. A day off of the prescription, I feel much better. I'll try to go on herbs tonight. I tried this before with Macey and so am not that hopeful. I do not know why I feel the need to suffer through nursing. Similac is looking pretty good right now.


LeeAnn said...

A happy rested mother is the most important thing!

Tina said...

If nursing = suffering and you've got the $$ to use the other stuff, go for it.

On the otherhand ;) if nursing is something you really want, it is really rewarding once everything is working right!

I've never dealt with lack of milk so I have no idea what that is like so my advice is really useless . . . . . good luck girl!

yep . . . I get the irony . . . dreaming about being tired, too funny!

trophyw.blogspot.com said...

I'd warn you against formula. Riley mostly drank the stuff and she is a complete mess. Beware or your kid could turn out that her.

trophyw.blogspot.com said...

or "like" her.