Sunday, April 13, 2008

The duct unplugger!

You're looking at a 14 lb duct-unplugger. That's right. Any of you mommies who breastfed your babies will know what I'm talking about. I had a particularly nasty and painful plugged milk duct this week. It became very swollen, red and sore. The best remedy for clearing it up (i.e. "unplugging" the duct) is to have your baby nurse vigorously to loosen it up. Thankfully, I have a particularly vigorous baby who has quite a lot of suction in her jaws. She unplugged that sucker in less than 24 hours :-) Ah, now mommy feels much better and the earth can go back to spinning on its axis!

Proud of her duct-unplugging capabilities . . .

We are really pushing the baby doll tops over top of long sleeved onesies here until we can truly bust out the summer clothes. We've had a number of beautiful days, but this weekend has been a bit colder. Wearing one of Reese's cute tops and totally mesmorized by her daddy, Leah lounges on our bed . . .

Here's a rare quiet moment between all three siblings. I had to take the photo naked though, b/c I was getting dressed a couple mornings ago and knew shots like this were few and far between :-)
How is potty training David going, you ask? Well, he's a tad more stubborn than Pete was, but we're workin' on it! Resourceful as he is, he continues to find new uses for pull-ups every day.

7 comments:

dougnlarry said...

I absolutely love that first pic. She is so cute! Sorry about the plugged duct, but I'm glad Leah cleared it up quickly for you.

Phyllis said...

Yay Leah for clearing Momma's plugged duct!! Great pics -- I agree that the first one is just too precious to pass up!!

E-Lo said...

Leah's new nickname is now Hoover. :)

Landerson said...

You do seem to be enjoying dressing Leah! She looks gorgeous as always:o)

Donna said...

The grin on that first pic is wonderful! Can't wait to see it for myself in a few days.

Jules said...

She's so beautiful!

Tricia said...

OMG I love Pete's hair! And David's FIRST haircut??! WOW! Leah looks so proud. OUCH on the plugged duct!!! GO LEAH. What cuties you have!

 
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