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Apr. 8th, 2005 @ 06:23 am update & troubles
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Date:April 8th, 2005 06:58 pm (UTC)

First take a deep breath!

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Whew! That's a lot. First in case you haven't done it already put a box of Arm N Hammer in your fridge. It works miracles.

I think you probably do have a little ppd but it also could just be stress and lack of sleep. I know the feeling on not knowing what to cut. I have heard sometimes babies go through a little fussy stage where they might try and refuse the breast. I would just keep at it and he will probably get over it in a few days. I have gotten alot of good info from Kellymom.com on bf.

Is there anyway you can turn down the extra responsibilty at work with out it being held against you? Even in this day and age I wouldn't be surprised if the answer was no.

Even though it's making you feel bad now I bet getting the sitter for a few hours a day will actually be a big help. Do you think you will have someone in your house or drop him off? If they are in your house maybe a few extra bucks will get your dishes washed. Or maybe they'll just feel bad for the new mom and do it for free.

Also I have done this...Get a travel alarm clock and take a quickie nap in your car at lunch. That 30 min. can go a long way.

Most importantly if you love your little boy as much as you seem to you are not a bad parent! A few hours with a sitter is harder your psyche than his. I hope things look better for you soon.
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Date:April 8th, 2005 07:03 pm (UTC)

Re: First take a deep breath!

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thank you. yes I already have a box of baking soda in there. I still can't get rid of the damn smell.

I have heard from a bunch of people that this refusing to nurse thing is not uncommon...it just sucks.

and no, I can't turn down the responsibility at work. I have already turned down so much that there isn't much of my job left.