I think I’ve been fighting off a case of mastitis. I have been feeling really awful the last few days – sore throat and no energy, headaches, dizziness, nausea. I have been having plugged duct issues nearly every day, as well. Last night I went to bed at 8 and woke up in the middle of the night with massive soreness and an area of my chest rock-hard. Jack took care of it sometime around 5:30 this morning, and hopefully the extra rest will knock it out completely. Any of my fellow BFing moms know if there are any supplements I can take for this? I have no idea why this is happening. I am pumping and nursing regularly and the plugged area is clear of irritating bra straps and such. It seems really random.
Jack also went to sleep early last night, around 7 I think. He slept fairly well, if I remember correctly. This morning he was in a fantastic mood. I noticed right away when he was smiling that his two top-front teeth are trying to burst through the gum (and will probably succeed by the end of the day). This explains SO MUCH about his recent behavior. I knew he was teething still, but before now had no idea when those teeth would make an appearance.
I don’t have much else to report. We are heading to Chico this weekend with some friends. I am nervous about being the only non-outdoorsy person in the group. Also, I think there was mention of doing an all day excursion to Table Mountain, and I have no idea how baby naps fit into this plan (there is also a two year old in the group). Jack will nap in the carrier if Joe is holding him, though, so maybe it won’t be a problem. We will see. It’ll be nice to see some real sunshine!