We had a nice, relaxing weekend. It was nice to get back to somewhat of a normal life....we were able to go to hang out with friends and even made it to church! Life is starting to calm down, it is very nice....but of course then holidays come and we'll be going crazy again...oh well.
Friday night our friend Bonnie watch Addie and Lincoln so we could go out with Lincoln's mom and dad. It was nice to get out and know that Addie was in good hands.
Saturday my mom, sister, and her boyfriend came to Coralville to meet us ad do some shopping. Addie and I stopped in at the U to see our friend Julie, who just had heart surgery on Thursday. Julie is doing really well, so that is such a praise! We even saw some of the Dr's that took care of Addie in the PICU so that was nice to see them and thank them and let them see how well Addie is doing.
Saturday night we were able to go hang out with friends and have a throw back night playing Nintendo, yes, the original nintendo! It was pretty fun...We used to hang out with our friends almost every weekend someone would be having people over, but since Addie was born we had to pretty much avoid big, group situations to keep Addie healthy, so it was really refreshing to be able to hang out with a group of friends again.
Today we went to church and spent the rest of the day catching up on laundry and doing some relaxing. Addie has been a little fussy, so it was good just to stay in and tend to her.
Unfortunately, Friday I started losing my voice and pretty much have completely lost it. I have never in my life lost my voice, so this is both a wierd and frustrating experience. Now tonight I started coughing too, so pretty sure we'll be making a trip to the Dr. tomorrow and given that Addie was so fussy today when she is pretty content normally, I'm worried she might have gotten some of my germs....so hopefully we can get in tomorrow and everything will check out OK.
I'm curious to know how many mom's out there breastfed or pumped...and if you did, how long?? Addie breast fed well, but I was too OCD and wanting to know how many ounces she was taking to keep breastfeeding and ended up just sticking to pumping and bottle feeding...and now, I'm getting pretty sick of pumping and I have plenty of milk stored in the freezer so am debating if I should quit pumping. Not sure if the fresh vs. the frozen is just as good or if I should keep pumping fresh through the holidays....what do you think? how long did you pump or breastfeed? Advise?
Busy week ahead getting ready for Thanksgiving as we'll be headed to IL to Monmouth on Thursday then up to Naperville for the weekend. And on top of that I'm thinking about looking for a part time job to help with the medical bills and so it will be that much easier for us to pay for the trip to CA for the DS convention in July...so we'll see what comes of that. Hopefully I can get on with the two local hospitals for PRN work with Athletic Training and then maybe start teaching some aquatics classes somewhere, so we'll see what happens...
Hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving!