Friday, September 21, 2012

Just a quickie...........

I'm flat out exhausted, so this is going to be uber short tonight.  Though it's not like I've been especially long winded lately, seeing as how I can't seem to remember to write a post 99% of the time in the first place...............

Anyway.....things are going really well with Lil Man.  He's getting big and is definitely nursing like a champ.  I'm having a MUCH easier time with him than I did Lil Lady....which is nice.  I think a lot of it is that I am more comfortable nursing this time around, and I frankly don't care what other people think.  I was so self conscious when I had Lil Lady that if we were out anywhere, even at Hubby's brother's house, I would give her a bottle of formula long before I would even attempt to nurse her.  Lil Man has only had about 8 oz of formula since birth, and most of that was additional supplementation right after birth to help with his jaundice.

I am SO lucky that I have been able to stay home with my kids so far, but I am going to HAVE to get a job.  Trying to live on one income is almost impossible with 2 kids.....I don't know how single parents do it.  I really don't.  Anyway....

Hubby & I decided that we don't want anymore kids.  We've always said that we only wanted 2, and since we have our 2, we're done.  My monthly cycles have always been awful, with the cramping, etc, and after having Lil Lady, they just got worse.  After talking to my OB, we've decided that the best course of action is for me to have a partial hysterectomy.  I had to wait for approval from my insurance company, and we finally got that, so I'm scheduled for surgery next Friday, the 28th.  I am all the sudden REALLY nervous about it.  I know that it's what I want, because I do not want to have to deal with the awful periods that I've had for more than 1/2 my life anymore.  I'm not worried about wanting more kids eventually, because like I said, Hubby & I only ever wanted 2 kids.  I think it's just because I have a brand new baby at home, and since the hospital is 45 minutes away, Hubby isn't going to be able to bring the kids up to see me every day.  I am worried that my milk supply will dwindle since I won't be able to breast feed Lil Man for 3 days.  I think that the other part of it is that I figured it would be done through laproscopy, and it's not going to be.  I will have about a 5-6 inch incision.  I won't be able to lift more than 10 pounds for 4 weeks....which means that I will have to have my parents' help with Lil Lady, getting her up from her nap and putting her to bed at night.  I'm not real happy about that either.  She'll do fine, just like she did when I was on bedrest, but I hate putting my parents out like that.

Alright, I suppose this is it for tonight.  I'm pooped.  I think I'm going to pick up my boy, nurse him and head to bed.  After I take a hot shower that is. :)

Stay safe and be blessed my friends, until we meet again! :)

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