16 October, 2008


I'm back on the couch again. This is about the fourth week in a row - from a cold to a stomach bug to my neck and now mastitis. Do you think my body is trying to tell me something?

There will be no quilting for the rest of the week. I feel like I've been hit by a bus, square on my boob. I've spent the last two days on the couch. At least I finally finished the binding on this quilt last week. Something to snuggle under while warding off the chills. It still needs a label, that's why I haven't posted about it.

In the meantime, I'm waiting for my mom to arrive. Yes, I called my mom. Yes, I feel guilty about that. But last night proved that if Hubby is tired then he can't really manage the girls and I. While the Monster is in daycare today, tomorrow she will be home and we will both struggle if he's trying to work and I'm trying to rest. Thank goodness my mom was free and willing to drive down. To be honest, I think looking after me is a break from looking after my dad! And she gets to see her youngest grandkids in the mix.

And now, Northern Exposure is about to start and I need to pretend to tidy before my mom arrives. Seriously, why do we do that? But I can at least put away the breakfast dishes and maybe clear her bed of the laundry piled on it. And of course, make sure she has a quilt to keep her warm at night.


Jessica said...

I hope you are feeling better! Nothing makes things better than an SOS to mom!

brown robin said...

Ohhhh... so sorry to hear that you're struggling with mastitis. I can certainly relate. One of the best home remedies that I ever used was polk root salve. (I think I have it right.) You put it on and there's instant relief. Also, check out this site... http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mom/recurrent-mastitis.html

I became my constant reference and the homeopathic was very helpful. Hope that you feel better soon. In hindsight, I wish that I had rested more. I think you were so wise to call your mom. Forget cleaning and rest, I say!

brown robin said...

Yes... I looked it up. It was definitely polk root salve and if you can get your hands on some, I consider it a miracle salve. I would sometimes forget to wipe it off before breast feeding again and it never had any ill effect on my little guy. Good stuff... google it for more info.

amandajean said...

I hope you feel better soon! How wonderful that your mom will be able to help you out. I hope you are able to enjoy your time with her.

we've had our share of sickness at our house. my little guy (he's in Kindergarten) had the flu 2 days ago and now he's moving on to a cold. :(

jacquie said...

good for you...moms can make it all better most of the time. (at least take a little of the stress off of you.) get well soon.

elizabeth said...

You poor thing! Good for you calling mum. I'm actually jealous. i told my husband the other day that I wanted to get the flu just so I could stay in bed one whole day and have him take care of me. Ha!
Feel better!