Michael, untop of ear infections and diaper rash, also bought home a cold (or something). I got it first (DH is sick with it now too) and couldn't figure out if it was just allergies or a cold or strep. I never saw my tonsils so I did not pursue the strep diagnosis (since I would have to miss work and pay to do that) but I did pursue it as an allergy attack. And that was somewhat effective.
I finally broke down and took some Claritin (just plan Claritin, no "D"). I researched that it was "ok" to take some and it would not effect my supply and you know what, I feel like I'm not making milk in a way that scares me and sends me into a corner to cry. I totally regret trying to do anything to make myself feel better--which it only half way helped. I still feel like I'm swallowing shards of glass every time I swallow.
I've also been really dehydrated (despite downing massive amounts of water). It was so bad on Thursday I had to leave work and run to the grocery store to get some
And that brings me to the other extreme disaster this week: my job. I've been a foul mindset when it comes to work since learning about my shitty maternity leave and then some goals bullshit that I had to do on
Ok, that's not true, I DO care. I do not want to get fired, but I also do not appreciate a lot of BS going on at work lately. I do not appreciate the way the new management is handling things. I do not appreciate a lot about the current situation. It would be best for our finances to keep me working but me and my husband both agree that there would be a lot of good things about me not working too. So I will work hard to keep the status quo, but I'm fucking sick of killing myself for my fucking job and I'm not going to fucking do it any-fucking-more. My sanity and my child are more important. And if anyone I work with has an opinion contrary to that, I DON'T CARE.
In other news, we went to my brother's house yesterday to have a surprise birthday party for my mom. It went ok, but I forgot to bring something to eat so I went ahead and ate some cheesy potatoes, a cannoli, cake and ice cream (real healthy, I know). After weeks of having a virtually spit-up free baby, today was not so great. But it reminds me that I'm avoiding these allergens for a reason and it's not ok to cheat. I'm thinking the cheesy potatoes were the culprit because my SIL makes them with cream of mushroom soup, which contains Soy Protein Concentrate (which I definitely would have skipped if I would have known that yesterday). I should have just stuck to the desserts.