Tuesday, May 31, 2005

11 days old and already her first yeast infection

Ladies and Gents, my baby has Thrush. And she's passed it on to my nipples. Yeah, thanks kid. Mommy loves you too.

Thrush sucks.

Damn. That's all I can say. Well, that and Ouch. My poor nipples look like punching bags and the pain is something else. It all started yesterday, right about the time after I was bragging about how easy breastfeeding was going for me this time. See how Murphy's Law works here? No sooner had the words left me lips, I suddenly felt a tingling sensation in my right nipple (and not the good kind either). About two hours later and I was having to bite my tongue during Emily's latch on to keep from screaming bloody murder.

Thrush sucks.

So, now I get to smear goo all over Emmie's mouth and all over my nipples. They say I can feed through the pain, but who are "they" and why do they lie? My plan? Pump and feed with a bottle. Pumping hurts, but nothing like Emmie's jaw working.

Thrush sucks.

Luckily (yeah right, luck!), the doc says it's just started and should clear up soon. But, the pain. Oh the pain. Let's hope I survive.

Thush sucks.

by the way: Emmie's 10 day check up was good otherwise. She's up to 7lb 1oz, meaning she gained about a pound in one week (she had dropped from a birth weight of 6lb 13oz to 6lb 2oz on Monday, the 23rd). She definitely fits into this family with an appetite like that.


Celebrate Woo-Woo said...

I didn't buy into the feeding through the pain bit, either. I had mastitis (breast infection) from my bouts with breastfeeding. I could barely lift my arm because of the pain, let alone hold a child to my breast. I hope you're better really soon;>

Linda said...

Wow, thrush really does suck!

I am sorry you are in pain. I really hope it goes away very, very soon for you.

Yay, Emmie for gaining such a good amount of weight!!

Dawn said...

ooh ooh ooh - I had that too and man that be some serious pain! Sorry!

Melissa said...

Sorry to hear about the thrush. That really sucks! Hope you get better soon!

Taylor said...

Hope you and Emmie get well soon ;)

Pieces of Me said...

OMG I am so sorry to hear that! I really really hope the pain goes away soon! Glad to hear the weight gain also! TTYL

Tay said...

Hey Christina. This is Taylor. Just wanted to let you know that I have started a new blog. I will still keep up with The Story of Little Miss Tristyn - but this one also ;)

Michelle said...

OUCH girl!! I hope it clears up soon. I know the pain of masitis, but luckily never had thrush (keeping fingers crossed that both things will stay away when this baby is born!) Emmie is super cute! Chase sends Lexi kisses! lol