Sara sent some little goodies for my little man. A little camouflage flap hat (from the Mailorder 4 pattern), adorable bitty booties, and some socks.
Both my husband and Sara's are in the Army, so it was only fitting for her to make the hat in camo! It is so freaking cute, too! And the bitty booties have that tape measure trim that I love. I have seen it on blogs before, but never in person. It adds a great touch. And one pair of the socks are stripey. Perhaps to go with my growing fascination with stripes.
Yesterday I went to the see the doctor about my back. Unfortunately, because of nursing, I can only take Motrin (800 mg). I can take Percoset, which was prescribed to me upon discharge from the hospital and never used, but my doctor recommends I only take it at night. There are a few problems with taking it at night, though. First, I don't really need it at night. Unless I am rolling over to nurse the baby, changing his diaper, or burping him (in other words, moving), I don't have any pain. The second problem is that I took it after having Mason (when he was about one week old) and woke up to find my shoulder blade on top of him. I was completely unaware that he was there. I could have squashed him! Joe is out of town (until tonight) and leaves again Monday morning for the rest of the week, so without him to make sure I don't squash Sawyer, I don't feel comfortable taking it. The benefits do not outweigh the risks!
My doctor said she would only prescribe muscle relaxers if I would "pump and dump" and give the baby formula. I think I'll wait it out...
And, she would recommend physical therapy, but she doubts (with all of my children) if I would have time for it. So, now she recommends that I do back exercises after my shower (yeah, right, I have kids to get ready for school in the mornings!!) and take the Motrin every 8 hours.
And guess what Spenser found in the exam room? More green gum!!! I saw her chewing something and asked, "What are you chewing?" She replied, "Gum." YUCK!!!!!!
Friday, October 27, 2006
Look what came in yesterday's mail!