15 November 2006

Rough week, new week

Last week was a pretty rough week (hence the lack of postings). . . Tuesday night i awoke to feed Jillian feeling like i just got hit by a really big trick-my-truck semi. I was nauseated like i was going to throw-up, dizzy like i was about to pass-out, weak like i just competed in the iron man, sweating like i took a swim in persperation, but cold like i was ice skating in antartica in the buff. i almost forgot, my left feeding receptical was red, swollen and tender to the touch. Indeed, in all it's beauty, i had MASTITIS. we went to the doctor on wed. i got a shot of high power antibiotics in my booty and was sent home on amoxillin after blood was taken. the next day i got a phone call from the doctor stating that my white blood count was 23,000 (norm is 7,000-11,000). the doc was scared i was septic (the bug running through my blood, not just localized). thankfully, jeff got to take a few days off work and feed Jill from the bottle and take care of me. my repeat wbc was 9,000 two days later (meaning no sepsis)!!! eachday i felt a little better and this week, Jill and i are back on with the feedings.
Jill is now 8 lbs. 2 oz and doing great!! she loves to smile especially after eating. when she's sleeping i can hear her giggling and smiling. it makes me wonder, yet again, what she's remembering. she has a good case of baby acne that hopefully will clear up before her blessing next week. she loves to squeak and scream now and then. she just perfect!! here's some cute pix of our sweet babe.
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Right after I snapped this she gave the biggest smile yet!! This is her sweet half smile.
Showing off the big blues (at least for now).


Sarah Peterson said...

I'm glad Jeff got to stay home with you... It can be VERY difficult to feel so awful and deal with a baby that needs you every minute! Well, Olivia got the baby acne really bad for a few weeks too.. it clears up much faster than I expected! Jillian will be clear soon! I can't wait for next week! yea!! See ya soon

Sarah said...

She is sooo dang cute! I love her nice, big eyes. The bottom picture looks like she is trying to say something.

Taylor Tree said...

oh, i forgot to tell you. . .Jillian is talking now. in that picture i was teaching her how to say supercalafagalisticexpealidocious. she only talks to me though. :)

Sarah said...

Oh...one of those closet genius babies? I see how she is. Only talks when mom and dad are around. She looks like she can say "coooo", really well.

Nettie said...

oh, wow alisha, I am so sorry! It's tiring enough with a newborn--can't imagine adding a sickness.

Hope you are feeling better and getting some rest!

Valerie said...

Mastitis is the pits...I had it with my first too. I'm so sorry that you've gone through that. Sounds like you had a WORSE infection though! I'm glad you're feeling better.

Caroline has TERRIBLE acne right now too. This week it's gotten really bad. I hope it clears up soon!

scott said...

BTW. Get it right or pay the price. ;)