Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Oh, Boobies.

I woke up this morning with what certainly feels like a case of mastitis/milk fever.  I'm familiar with the process, but I've never had it BEFORE the babies arrived.  I'm due at the end of November, so with about 8 weeks to go, I didn't expect to deal with the engorged, painful, leaking boobs yet.  I have hot, painful lumps on the right breast, and a feeling of general flu-like achiness and fever. 

So, I'm drinking hot herbal tea, have hot compresses and Tylenol on board, and I'm sitting around topless expressing milk.  It's a shame there's no hungry babies around- I seem to have PLENTY to go around.

Speaking of hungry babies- Alienbaby is getting huge.  This means that Mommy eats everything in sight- double bacon cheeseburgers from Wendy's have been a favorite lately.  Also, jalapeno cornbread with applesauce, chips and salsa, chips and applesauce, cheesecake, corndogs with applesauce, applesauce, peanut butter bread with apples, cheese with apples/applesauce, spaghetti, bread and butter, steak, baked potatoes, mashed potatoes with cheese and garlic toast, applesauce, and oh, yes, applesauce.

I don't, as a general rule, eat a quart of applesauce every two days, or even eat apples very often.  Apparently, I'm giving birth to the carnivorous Irish reincarnation of Johnny Appleseed. 


  1. Hello! I'm also a mom to 4 kids... Dylan 9, Layla 7, Malcolm 6 & Seamus 4.
    Your Blog is hilarious! You are a GREAT writer & I can't stop reading your Blog! I'm guessing you are having a girl (with the fruit you are craving, sounds like a girl!) God Bless you & your little ones! I'm for sure a future reader. LOL
    Born in California. Currently in Minnesota with Marine Hubby of 10 yrs.

  2. Thanks Amy! I pretty much just spew out whatever pops into my head, because otherwise I may just end up (to steal a phrase from some of my favorite bloggers) spitting cherries all over the house. :) Glad that someone else finds it amusing.