The fun just. doesn’t. stop.  I have MASTITIS!!  Because obviously I haven’t had a challenging enough postpartum recovery process.   I now have a lump the size of a golf ball under my left breast that is hot to the touch, incredibly painful, and it’s causing me to run a temp of 102 and making me so achy and weak I can barely pick Kendall up to feed him.  I have spent the last 48 hours in bed, only waking to feed Kendall.  Thank God Scott was able to call in sick to work the last couple nights.  It was so bad a couple nights ago that we used this opportunity to finally introduce Kendall to the bottle.  I have to say I really enjoyed the freedom of being able to get a little extra sleep while Scott had the chance to feed him.  And I won’t even let myself feel the tiniest bit of guilt over that.

I’m feeling a little better since staring the antibiotics this afternoon.  And I guess if there is one good thing to come out of this the pain I’ve been in has eclipsed the annoying rash that is STILL all over my thighs and butt.  I swear, I am SO close to swearing off any future children.  I knew my labor and delivery went way too smooth.  This is my punishment.  I will be in recovery hell forever.  There is a reason why mother nature just doesn’t even allow your body to ovulate this soon after having a baby.  It would be one hell of a waste of eggs.  (Not to mention anyone who even THINKS of having sex this soon is clearly a masochist).

Mom-nesia obviously exists for a reason- the advancement of the human species.  I hope mine starts to set in soon, and then I can look back on this blog and think what a whiny, complaining wuss I was (as I’m sure that’s what many of you are thinking as you read this).

21 days old

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  1. You always make me laugh….Hope you feel better soon, mastitis sucks! I had recurring bouts of it when I had my daughter. I ended up having to give up the pump for awhile to finally get over it. No matter how many times I changed the kits, no matter how much I sterilized, it wouldn’t go away until I got rid of the pump, but just for awhile. Good luck, and I hope you feel better soon!

  2. Ohh you are so not a wose! These are the fine (invisible) battle womens that all moms wear! I hope your mastitis gets better soon – it’s one of the most miserible things out there!

  3. see what happens when you type one-handed with a baby in your arms…this is what the above should have said – if you understand what I “tried” to write, welcome to my world! 🙂

    Ohh you are so not a wuss! These are the fine (albeit, invisible) battle wounds that all moms wear! I hope your mastitis gets better soon – it’s one of the most miserible things out there!

  4. Never feel guilty about letting someone else feed the baby so you can get a little extra sleep. It’s one of those guilty pleasures of motherhood. 🙂

    I hope that mastitis clears up for you soon!

    Jenny (Brongemonger)

  5. Dear. God. In. Heaven.

    That sounds so awful. Worse than awful. Hellish.

    Do whatever you need to take care of yourself.

  6. first off- i have spent the last two days reading over your journey. HATS OFF TO YOU!!!!! we really have alot in common thats a way 2 long comment though. i had mastitis and it DOES HURT LIKE HELL. however the more i fed him, the better it got. i placed a warm cloth all around the boob he was nursing on and it felt like heaven. try it, it may work for you!!!
    anyways, love the blog, you sound awesome, wish i could meet you in person.
    xoxo, another crazy ass MAMA!!!!

  7. I can’t even imagine what that feels like.
    Your blog almost makes me want to swear off newborns and hand the kid off to someone who likes being miserable until he is cute and smiling and never cries.

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