Thank you all for your comments and for checking in to see how I'm doing. Today has been better. My fever broke over night, and I woke up drenched in sweat. I have a feeling it's trying to come back as I type, but it has held off until this afternoon. That's a good turn. My family has been wonderful. My sister spent the day here yesterday watching Collen and taking care of him....as I observed from a distance. I did what I could around the house until I had to crash. (I know...I don't need to be doing anything....but the mom in me is kicking in, and I just push through and take care of myself later.) My mom came last night, and she has been here all day and will be here tomorrow, since Jeremy has to work tomorrow to make up a snow day. Collen has minimal contact with me. I take care of him at night and nurse him in the early morning hours. During the day, though, I'm pumping and letting others bottle feed him just so he doesn't get too much exposure. Thanks to a friend, I found out that I CAN indeed give him my milk. She had read my post and asked me to check on it, so I checked with my midwife/friend, and I was given the okay! Woo! That made me so happy, because that means Collen's immune system can build up a protection against this crud. I think the medication is affecting my supply, though, so I hope to be off of it soon! Thank goodness I have been storing milk just for this reason!

Even without the fever, I'm still feeling pretty weak. My throat is so sore, and my head feels so achey it makes me dizzy. If I can get past those two things, I'll be back to 100%. And I hope that comes soon because I miss holding my baby!

As a sidenote....I really need to update the design of my blog. I want to incorporate both my boys and give my blog a fresher look. Any suggestions for good blog designers? I can't afford anything really expensive, but I do want it to look professional. I like the designer I used for this design, but I don't think I want to go the "scrap paper background look this time. I want something more contemporary like this: http://brunson-familyblog.blogspot.com/
I don't these people (haha), but I liked their layout. I would opt for either a rotating banner or a flash banner instead of the scrapbook design. I like it looks organized and there isn't clutter. I need less clutter in my life. So, we'll see. If I can scrape the funds together, a new blog will be in my future. After paying for my antibiotics....it'll have to be next month. haha

Hope you're all having a good day. Wash your hands, then germ-x them, and don't breathe around other people. This stuff is no joke!



  1. Hi Lindsay,
    I haven't posted in a very long time, just have been taking a blog break :\ I was the one who sent you the picture of Ayden's rock from Hawaii back in April 2010.
    Anyway, I just wanted to congratulate you on Collen's birth, he is so adorable! And congratulations also, for breastfeeding for this long!! Way to go, Mama!! I work in a children's and maternity consignment boutique, but we specialize in breastfeeding, so I know a little about supply issues and such. If you are worried about your supply because of your meds, you can take More Milk Plus by Motherlove, it is all natural, and can be found in places that sell all natural herbal remedies or online. There is also More Milk Special Blend; it has Fenugreek (like the More Milk Plus) but it also has Goat's Rue in it, which helps women who have breast tissue trauma, PCOS, or other issues like that where the Fenugreek alone wouldn't work. Also, pumping will stimulate your body to make more milk, so anytime Collen gets a bottle of your milk, make sure that you are pumping at the same time so that you are not missing a feeding where you are stimulated to make the milk...hope that makes sense! There are also some teas on the market for supply issues, but they do not work as well as the pills because they are not as potent. Some of the teas taste vile, too, but one brand we carry in our store is really good, called Earth Mama Angel Baby.
    Another thing I wanted to tell you is that since you are nursing, your body will make up immunities in your milk for Collen within 10 minutes of being exposed to any kind of sickness. Amazing, huh? Your milk is completely safe for him to drink if you are sick, and even though technically YES he can get sick from being exposed to you while you are sick, he is less likely to than if you were not nursing.
    I hope I have not given you any unsolicited advice. I remember when I was nursing and my mother-in-law used to make all these comments about back in the day when she nursed, and it would just irk me...things have changed a LOT in the 30 years since she nursed!
    Last, but not least, I hope you feel better soon!!

  2. Glad to hear you are feeling better. As far as blog designer, you should check out Franchesca at small bird studio. She is amazing and unfortunately is a BLM herself. She is very affordable and even has a special discount for BLMs. and she is super sweet. Hope you feel better my friend <3

  3. So sorry you are still feeling bad, but sounds like you might be heading in the right direction and feel better very soon. I am thinking about you and praying you feel better very soon! I've been checking your blog non stop.

    Oh, and speaking of blogs, I actually have a girl working on mine as I type this. She did it last time and is just adding some small things this time. I can't say enough nice and wonderful things about her. She does a FANTASTIC job and is so nice and patient with me. I've worked with several different people over the years and by far, Stephanie is the best. Her button is on my blog if you want to check her out. It says "Dirt & Lace" on it.

    I wish there was something I could do to help you, but it's hard being this far away. I am praying!And sening love your way!!!

    Thanks for updating for all of us who read your blog...when I know you didn't feel like it.

  4. I'm glad you are doing much better now. I can't wait to see the new design of your blog. I always felt better when the look of my blog changed...sometimes it is the little things in life. Keep up the good work with your supply and breastfeeding, you are doing a great job!!!