I didn’t know I was having one of “those” days until I broke down in front of two women in the nursing room at IKEA yesterday.
Yep it happened and there were hugs exchanged with complete strangers so thank you to whoever you two are. You really made my day.
As you know we’ve go a lot going on right now in addition to our two month old. I was at IKEA trying to piece together interior shelves and drawers for a couple of PAX wardrobes (why?!). Needless to say I left empty handed, cheeks tear stained and an urge to just climb into bed.
To the experienced mom this may all sound too familiar. We’re allowed to have these days, public outbursts included. I was fatigued, my milk ducts were blocked and I was sitting in IKEA in pain. I just wanted to be transported to my home.
I remember getting blocked ducts with L’il E, but this time it’s really bad. I went to the doctor just to be on the safe side and she told me to essentially milk myself (oh the dignity) in a hot, steamy shower and use hot compresses, plus feed, feed, feed. Do you know how exhausting that is?!
As I sat in our hallway, topless and hooked up to the pump I cried, well it was more like sobbed. Thank God I made the Hubs and L’il E stay downstairs.
Fortunately today is a better day. I’ve got an antibiotic ointment for my painful breasts that is working slowly but surely and I’m keeping check on how I’m feeling with an antibiotic prescription ready to be filled. For now though I’m on compress, massage, nurse, repeat. Here are some great tips that provided me with some solace.
Where have you broken down?