Friday, January 15, 2010

6 week check-up

Me this time, not Sophia. It's hard to believe it's been 6 weeks, and the last time I made that trip to the DR it was actually to check in to the hospital for the induction. Time flies when you're having fun;)

We talked about the mastitis and I told her that the lump I had was most definately still a lump and doesn't seem to be going anywhere. She suggested pumping after nursing which scares me a bit. I already feel like my supply is average/above average, and I'm afraid nursing and then pumping EVERY time is just going to increase it. Our freezer is already almost out of space, and I can't stand the thought of dumping out what I pump. Dr. S suggested milk donation which I *have* thought of, guess I should look into it a little more. We donated Sophie's cord blood, so why not my milk?

She asked about birth control to which I replied "we won't be needing any." She just nodded in approval and told me she hoped to see me before my next annual appt. Yeah, right, but the thought was nice. I have no hope whatsoever for a surprise.

We talked about post partum depression. I told her I was doing "ok" but would like to get back on my Prozac. My script ran out when I was about 6 weeks pregnant and I decided not to refill it. Now, I'm having a hard time figuring out what is hormones and what is depression/irritability. I wouldn't say I'm depressed though, more irritable than anything. Spending the past 6 weeks in a small condo with Dan and newborn can be trying;) It's not like I can gauge the irritability on different situations, since this is my ONLY situation right now. I'd like to get it under control before I go back to work. And the act of actually GOING back to work will probably be much easier if I am medicated:)

Of course I took Sophie with me, because I had to show her off! Luckily she was awake and very alert and most definately caught the attention of most of the staff in the office:) It's nice to have other people tell me how beautiful my daughter is:)


Fran said...

Delighted all is well my friend, love, Fran

Anonymous said...

I have donated milk to the national milkbank by Milkin Mamams. It such a rewarding experience. They pay for everything all tests, they gave me a pump for free and gave me all pumping supplies. So glad you and Sophie are well!


Hippie Family... said...

I really thought about donating and spoke to a woman on craigslist that really turned me off to the idea because she was horrid! but I would for sure look into it again had I the chance.

The Pifer's said...

Just wanted to pop in and say hi!!!!! :) Hope all is well!!!