I'm sitting here waiting for Charis to wake up - she's been asleep for about an hour, which in the morning is a very long nap for her. Because she woke up at 8 and I couldn't fall back asleep, I jumped in the shower. So I'm sitting here, pounding out a post (I have no idea where this post is going to go), towel wrapped around my head, waiting for her to interrupt both the needed hair drying and the blog posting.
Things have been getting better. It has been a tough ride, y'all! Breastfeeding definitely has had its ups and downs (mostly downs) but this week has been good. About two weeks ago I went into the doctor's office with a lump and found out I have a galactocele. ("what's that?" you ask.) Well, it's rare, but it's a a permanent plug (or rather, a cyst) full of milk that is blocked by dried milk protein. Thus the lump. They drained it and it returned within 7 hours, so I know it's full of milk. The Lactation Consultant I've been calling told me that it should resolve itself when I've weaned Charis, but most people's experience (ala Google) seems to be that it will need to be drained again. A nice $600! We'll cross that that bridge when we get to it.
Adam and I decided that it would be good for me to stay at home with Charis, so I am a Stay At Home Mom! I'm so glad, too, because I really enjoy being able to take care of Charis and also keep things up around the house. It's a huge financial sacrifice, and I don't think we know the full impact of it, but for now, I am very happy!
I updated the Santiago blog yesterday with a bunch of info about Charis, so if you're interested in that, head on over there.
Otherwise, most of life has been s-l-o-w-l-y getting into somewhat of a routine. I don't feel as though I've been able to keep up with people well, so I hope to have life become somewhat structured so I can connect with others a little more.
Well, I'm off to dry my hair. I hope to post something a little more erudite soon!