Remember all my complaining about sore boobs? Like, every post since the birth? Well, turns out my little man is tongue-tied - has a shortened frenulum. So on Monday we went to a pediatric surgeon who fixed it with a simple clip. Poor little guy - they brought him to me immediately (they made us wait in the next room, which was fine except not like the walls were sound-proof) and he was angrily crying with a wad of gauze stuffed in his mouth. But it's a simple procedure, it really is, nearly blood-free, and not much more traumatic than biting your tongue. And there's a definite difference in nursing, so I am hoping the soreness will resolve quickly.
And my tiredness? Little man also has his nights and days a little shifted. His magic hours are between 1 and 5 am. During the day, he naps a lot, and heavily. Up to 4 hours of napping at a stretch. But at night? It's party time. Some nights he nurses like clockwork every two hours - 11 pm, 1 am, 3 am, 5 am, 7 am, then bam, sleep for 4 hours. Other nights, he's awake and nursing continuously from 1 to 5 am. Those are not the fun nights.
So all of this leaves me a bit tongue-tied, too. Or finger-tied. Or just not thinking so clearly and definitely not up for posting anything coherent with a beginning, middle, and end. Generally, things are fairly ok. And that's about all I got right now.
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