Thursday, March 05, 2009

Alive and Well!

I've been meaning to post but have just been busier than ever. First Damien is sick again. He's been sick since Monday throwing up and just under the weather. I am pretty sure he's got the 7 day bad flu just the way he's ran a fever and the puking has not let up. I've left the house twice this week only when Daddy has came home, once to Girl Scouts and the other was last night to the store. The good thing is, I finally am able to clean puke without puking myself. It's taken almost 9 years to accomplish this feat!! The poor boy has been puking about 15 + times each day so I think I've just got myself used to it.
I was supposed to have a follow up appointment yesterday on myself but had to cancel due to Damien. They did call me with my lab results though. All blood work pertaining to Graves Disease and Diabetes was negative which is so relieving to hear! It's been over 2 weeks now that I've been taking Prozac and it's helped quite a bit which is scary. I do not want to have to be on pills to feel ok. I feel much better about myself, can actually clean and do things! I still hate my husband's hours but what can ya do. I decided to just breastfeed on demand and cut out all the pumping and trying to stay ahead of Sophia. I'm alot happier now with breastfeeding than I ever have been with any of my kids. I give her two 4 oz bottles of formula a day without cringing and hating myself for it. She is a big girl so I'm just going to have to supplement and not feel bad about it.
Tomorrow is the end of this year's Girl Scout cookie saga. I've received a few parent's payments on their girl's orders. After I gather everyones, I will make the enormous grand deposit in the bank and be done!! So much stress and it's all completely volunteer!

8 comments:

Rebecca said...

I'm SO happy you are feeling better!! Sophia is a doll in her exersaucer! When I was on zoloft for depression I, too, worried about 'being on meds'. My mom told me just take it day by day. All we can do is deal with the present! So good to hear the happiness in your post!

kbreints said...

oh so glad to here that you are feeling better! sorrry ato hear about the sickness that hit your house.. not fun at all... I hope it passes soon!

Nothing shocks me anymore... said...

I am happy to hear that you are finding an *even keel*. Formula is NOT the devils spawn. Think of it as a blessing. To have it avaiable to help feed your BIG girl. I nursed the twins until 15months with the supplements of formula. You are a GREAT mama!

Haley said...

I too am so glad you are feeling better.

Sorry about the sickness, I hope it all goes away asap,

Cute photo of Sophia!

One day at a time. :D

Amie said...

Been thinking about you, glad to have a positive update. Breastfeeding on demand is the best, so easy! ((hugs)) Amie

Just "me" said...

Hey Sabrina...

Just wanted to say "hi"! Good to hear that you're feeling better. Take care...

Carolyn~

Nightowl Mama said...

HUGs. I new how stressful being a new mommy can be. I too feel like I tetter on the edge of insanity quite often. I struggled with breastfeeding as well. On demand feedings is exactly how we do it around here.
Your title fits my life perfectly.
luv the pic of your dd drawing on the fridge...lol

Tracy said...

I'm glad you've felt better with the meds. Ben had to be on something after his car accident due to PTSD, and felt horrible about needing it, but it made such a huge difference. It was only temporary for him. He did get a few weeks of counseling which was the best thing ever. She used a technique called hollographic repattterning (or something) and it made his feelings about that day so much easier to deal with.

Take Care.