Thursday, June 10, 2010

Things that might make me gray and/or borderline insane.

1. A mobile baby.
It's true. They are into EVERYTHING. You can't turn your back for a second or they might try to eat things like the dog, your magazine, your toe, a pair of dirty flip flops or his own diaper. He loves him some toes. This kid is scooting, and half crawling around the house, and wants to get up and go-ALL.THE.TIME. You try to sit him down and he wants to stand! He is a wild man! I have already found the quickest route to the emergency room, and have stock in boo boo packs and band-aids.

2. C-section.
I have had nothing but issues once I had my c-section. You are all probably tired of hearing it but now I have another issue. A freaking HERNIA. Yep. I have one and this lady is not smiling about it. I did smile though when a man with a mouth full of gold came to my door selling magazines the same day I happened to find out I have a hernia and ruin my phone. Turns out that this lump that I found right on my c-section scar is a hernia and I need surgery. Turns out that your not supposed to lift anything over TEN pounds for SIX weeks. Turns out that really sucks when you have a 7 month old who weighs over 20 pounds. Not cool one bit. I could mope about it and maybe I will once it hits me and I talk to the surgeon but right now I just shrug my shoulders but yes, it still SUCKS.

From what I understand, the wall of my abdomen was weak from a) pregnancy, b) having a csection, and b)having a complication from my c-section, a hematoma, or also called soma (which put me at a greater risk of having one.) Because of this stupid hematoma, my body was still healing and while normally people are healing and toting around a newborn, I was toting around a giant 3-4 month old weighing 15 pounds. Add in all of the above and that equals hernia for this lady.

3.Our Busy life
Work has me so flustered, and life has been so crazy I can't seem to find a balance between work, home and everything in between. Really. I might be that lady that you see at Target and wonder why she is dressed like that and talking to herself. This is where the lottery would really come in handy. Twice since Saturday, I have left my phone on the roof of my car. Yes. Once is excusable but twice=lostyourdamnmindlady. Once I happened to drive a mile or two down the road to Target to find it was still on the roof where I left it. Then I left it last night there after I got back to the office only to find it after the giant downpour hit (yet it still works). I need a vacation but it looks like I'll be having a vacation to have a hernia fixed.

4. Baby's that want big boy foods.

With a recommendation of an awesome momma (thanks, Kristen,) I have found myself giving Brady solid solids. It is based on an idea called baby led weaning and I found it super interesting and I really liked the whole idea. I have been trying to be brave and give Brady green beans, broccoli, peaches, bananas. Well, we are so successful because this kid LOVES big boy food. He has almost mastered the pincher grasp and chews it up like he has been doing this since birth. His favorite are green beans, and fresh peaches he shares with mommy!

Now, why do I include it here? Because even though baby's can tolerate way more than we think, I am so paranoid about choking. I mean I gave him a baby Mum Mum (they are organic rice husks that dissolve like teething biscuits) and he bit it in half. My heart almost stopped. We haven't gone back to those quite yet.

So, to recap. Unless I can stop this kid from grabbing wires, eating toes, and eating real food and starts walking so that I can handle surgery a bit easier than this momma is going to be buying stock in Nice and Easy.

and maybe a straight jacket.


Maria said...

I'm so sorry that you are still dealing with c-section problems. I wish I had a magic wand to make it all better for you.

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

CUTE POST! I am scared to dealth of real food too...we are trying more and more of it though. Banana's should be a good one, why didn't I think of that??? Those are super mushy. I am just scared of choking and he isnt' really great with juice yet so there is nothing to wash it down?

I am sooo sorry you have had a horrible, repeat, horrible time with surgery b/c you have!!! I hate ALL this for you.

Mary said...

Amy, that SUCKS about your hernia!!! I mean, you cannot catch a break! I am so sorry. At least you have a sense of humor about stuff? I had to laugh at your phone story. If it makes you feel any better, my sister (mom to three boys) left stock certificates on the roof of her car once and drove away. Thank goodness it was in her driveway and her neighbor found them. But she didn't even realize she was missing them! Girl, you're not alone in the mommy brain thing.

Kristal said...

You'll have to let me know how baby led weaning goes - that's what we plan to do!

And I'm so so sorry about the hernia. When it comes time for surgery, let me know because I would be more than happy to help you out with anything you need!! And I mean that.

Stuff Parents Need said...

Ugh to that hernia business, and a big 'ol AMEN to not being able to find balance as a working mama. I never in my wildest dreams imagined it would be so hard. I feel guilty CONSTANTLY (guilty that I'm not with my child more, guilty that I'm not doing my best at work, guilty about you name it...)

mrs shortcake said...

My baby is breech right now, and if she doesn't turn, I'll be having a c-section too. I'm sorry to hear that you're still having troubles because of it - I can't imagine having lifting restrictions with a new baby around!

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