Tuesday, 5 June 2007

plod

Today is definitely A Better Day, in official, portentous capital letters.

Lie-in, tea and toast in bed, sunshine, feeling a bit more on top of things:

  • have written the letter in support of our sealed bid - it's ready to go, but we are going to phone up this afternoon and ask how many other they have received so far.
  • dentist VERY nice man. I only need a small filling, time tba.
  • in the process of paying some bills and chasing some cheques - quite satisfying, actually.
  • broody hens all in the right place and happy with their eggs.
On a slight down-note, we had a dead vole at 4.30AM, but Betty gave it up very easily and B chucked it out of the window. That was also very, very much out-weighed by a phone call this morning telling us that some very dear friends are finally pregnant. Good news.

In other news: I have had a chat with my GP this morning regarding escitalopram - it seems like one is advised against breast-feeding whilst taking it. This was kind of expected and not an enormous deal - of course breast feeding has advantages; but there are also significant advantages to me staying sane whilst producing and tending to the baby.

Swapping to Seroxat, which is pretty much the only similar medication that has had enough research done on it for breastfeeding to be deemed 'safe', seems like it might be a really bad plan. Partly because of all the Bad Things that have been said recently about it; partly because I think I've been on it before and it made me like a zombie; but also, because if one comes off one kind of anti-depressant medication and goes on another, whatever they are, there can be a two or three month period where you are, basically, up the creek (a professional term I made up myself) as the different levels of chemicals in the brain balance themselves out.

Not ideal.

And on the positive side, we like the idea of B being able to participate in feeding from Day 1, too.

Now I am going to partake of a little lunch, pay some more cheques and sort out the Cupboard Of Doom in the spare room - in to piles for eBay, Freecycle, Charity Shop and Tip.

See my pre-emptive de-cluttering halo.

15 comments:

  1. "we like the idea of B..."

    or

    "I like the idea of B..."

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  2. "we like the idea of B..."

    or

    "I like the idea of B..."

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  3. Pete, I find your level of cynicism very distressing in one so young ;).

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  4. Ha! I hadn't noticed that pronoun.

    I think you are being very wise. Horsing around with your medication at a time like this is not the best route. You want to be yourself, both for your benefit and the baby's.

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  5. Ha! I hadn't noticed that pronoun.

    I think you are being very wise. Horsing around with your medication at a time like this is not the best route. You want to be yourself, both for your benefit and the baby's.

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  6. I thought I heard a squeak. Must have been your halo!

    Breast is best, but so is Bottle and the aliteration works, too!

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  7. I thought I heard a squeak. Must have been your halo!

    Breast is best, but so is Bottle and the aliteration works, too!

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  8. Don't let anyone bully you into breast feeding if you'd rather baby had a bottle. It's up to you and B - no-one else.
    Watch out for that halo. They tend to slip, get caught around your ankles and trip you up. Or is that just me...?

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  9. Don't let anyone bully you into breast feeding if you'd rather baby had a bottle. It's up to you and B - no-one else.
    Watch out for that halo. They tend to slip, get caught around your ankles and trip you up. Or is that just me...?

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  10. I agree: a happy, loving mum is more important than the teat in the long run. If breast-feeding is too impossible for you, then use a bottle! And may the Force be with you!

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  11. Nothing really wrong with bottle feeding. I agree that a happy mum is much much much more important

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  12. Just adding my two cents to the pile. As a mother who breastfed all three of her children, I say use a bottle if that's what will work best for you.

    If the Boob Nazis go after you, you'll have Ally's Allies coming to the rescue.:-)

    One word of warning, there are women who formula-feed and use cloth, and from what I've heard, the diapers can be a little harder to clean. It's still worthwhile, just not as easy a time as a breastfeeder has.

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  13. Just adding my two cents to the pile. As a mother who breastfed all three of her children, I say use a bottle if that's what will work best for you.

    If the Boob Nazis go after you, you'll have Ally's Allies coming to the rescue.:-)

    One word of warning, there are women who formula-feed and use cloth, and from what I've heard, the diapers can be a little harder to clean. It's still worthwhile, just not as easy a time as a breastfeeder has.

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  14. 'Boob Nazis" what a scary thought..

    I was bottle fed, and I turned out mostly ok. My mum was a freak in lots of other ways that screwed me up, besides not breast feeding me.. ;-)
    Do what you gotta do.. You can get colostrum supplements, so perhaps that might help baby? My naturopath made me take some recently.. Just a thought.

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  15. 'Boob Nazis" what a scary thought..

    I was bottle fed, and I turned out mostly ok. My mum was a freak in lots of other ways that screwed me up, besides not breast feeding me.. ;-)
    Do what you gotta do.. You can get colostrum supplements, so perhaps that might help baby? My naturopath made me take some recently.. Just a thought.

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