Friday, September 26, 2008

Fully Upright, I'm Happy to Report

The vertigo is almost gone, so my body decided it would be super! cool! to come down with a cold. A cold I can deal with. A cold does not lead to me potentially passed out on the floor. So yay for a cold!

I emailed my doctor, specifically mentioning that the pharmacy said motion sickness tablets are not okay to take since I am breastfeeding. He wrote me back: take motion sickness tablets for a few days. Sigh. It is so nice to know he just skimmed my email.

BUT in happy medical news our co-pay for Ace's hospital stay is ridiculously low. Like, ridiculously. I wrapped my arms around Dh and said, I know sometimes you hate your job, but your benefits are worth their weight in GOLD. And he agreed.

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Sleeping issues are better. Ace has settled on a bedtime which miraculously is usually within thirty minutes of Miss E's. Yes that's right, both my babies go to bed around 6 pm. Ace sleeps until midnight, when I nurse him, then goes straight back to bed until 5 or 6-ish, nurses again, then sleeps until about 7:30.* And he usually takes two two-hour naps during the day. To compensate for all this sleep, he nurses every hour and a half when he is awake.

I honestly think he is hungry both those times at night. (Ace's pediatrician does not agree, which doesn't particularly bother me.) I mean, I can barely go six hours without food, and my stomach is at least five times the size of Ace's. Miss E was still nursing once at night at this age, and she didn't have the same level of fat to maintain. :D

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So the other day Ace was laying on the floor. Miss E was laughing. I looked up to see Miss E standing on Ace's legs. He was not crying; he didn't even seem phased. Miss E got off him guiltily. But needless to say, I was pissed. Miss E didn't protest timeout - she knew she had earned it! I guess I can't use Ace crying as a clue that Miss E is mistreating him. He looks at her so adoringly. I think he's just thrilled for any attention she throws his way. Thankfully Miss E gives Ace hugs much more often than smacks.

*He does wake periodically throughout the night, but Dh pops his binky back in, and that usually works. Dh = no Mommy milk smell


Cassie said...

Oh, I'm so glad you're feeling better and that the sleeping issues have been resolved! Sorry about the cold, though.

Poor little Ace -- I'm trying to picture Miss E standing on his legs! At least he wasn't hurt. Those adorably chunky little thighs must have provided enough insulation! LOL

Amanda said...

I'm glad you are feeling better! Hopefully you will get over the cold quickly. Oh, and Ace's sleeping schedule sounds awesome!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better :)

TRS said...

It's really tough when a having a cold is a relief!
hope you feel all better soon.

Thanks for your prayers.

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Sugar and Ice said...

Can you believe my husband came down with vertigo last week as well...the day I had to go into the hospital. It was not very convenient timing.

So happy you're over it!

EdgyK said...

Spontaneously falling over and deep man voice I don't know how your husband can resist your alluring charm.

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