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Thursday, January 19, 2006

My Boobs Feel Better

Don't get me wrong, they're definitely not back to being comfortable. But they're less porn star-ish and the lumpy parts aren't so sensitive to touch. This morning, there was a lumpy spot on each boob that hurt, even if it wasn't being touched. Even if it was just sitting there, in my boob, on my chest, it hurt. When Liam kicked while I was changing him, and landed each foot squarely on each boob, the daggers of pain in my chest took my breath away.
Then I got an idea (that happens sometimes!). I know the poor child is teething; he sucks his gums and gnaws at everything he can get his little paws it a teething ring or a Playstation controller. And he's mad while he's gnawing! He yells and moans as drool runs down his chin and pools in his exersaucer tray. So I says to myself, I says, "Hey! Why don't I give him a little tylenol?" Now is that genius or what?
Since then, nursing sessions have improved dramatically, and I am finding some relief in the boob area.
They're still sensitive, though. And isn't it funny that, when I picked Aidan up this afternoon to say hello, he brought his knees up and each knee squashed a boob? Isn't that funny? Especially considering he's never done that? And my boobs hurt so badly right now? And he chooses now to plant a knee in each?
Hahahahaha! Oh, the laughter.
Wow, I've said "boob" or some reasonable facsimile way too many times. No more saying boob for the rest of the post. Ok NOW no more saying...that word.
So lately I've been thinking about May. Why, you ask? Well, I have to return to work in May, and May steadily creeps closer each day. I do not want May to creep closer. I want it to stay perpetually in the future, safely months away. Non-threatening and distant. Instead, I feel it looming, and I am becoming increasingly tense.
But today, something happened! Today, I found out that I was successful in a competition I went through over a year ago, and I am being offered a position at a new level! Yes, I said I did the competition a year ago. And I just found out today that I was successful. This should explain the delay: I work for the federal government. Things don't exactly move quickly in my line of work.
Anyway, the pay raise is significant, and opportunities abound. While all of this doesn't make leaving my kids and going back to work easier, it soothes things a bit!
Well, Liam is asleep, and that is a rare treat, so I have it in mind to relax for a bit.
Sorry, couldn't resist.


At 11:08 PM, Blogger s@bd said...

you know, you're going to attract some real weirdos with all those boobs ...

So sorry to hear you'll have to go back to work ... Does that mean you'll blog less? (pretty selfish biotch, aren't i?)

But totally awesome about your job! And your BOOBS.

heh heh

At 7:48 AM, Blogger Tree said...

Hi s,
Yeah, I realized that afterwards. But I guess if you write "boob" once, you might as well write it a hundred times, right?
I'm thinking I'll blog a lot still, but it will be much, much more boring.

At 9:01 AM, Blogger Jennboree said...

Congrats on the promotion! that should make returning to work a wee bit easier. At least you'll have new challenges. Ha! As if motherhood isn't challenging enough.

Congrats too on the boob relief. And if you are still nursing when you go back to work in May, I imagine we'll hear more boob stories from work!

At 3:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try putting a wet washcloth in a quart size ziplock. Squeeze the air out and seal it. Heat it in the microwave until it is very warm and apply it to the sore places.

Not that I would know from experience, but we have 4 kids and my wife swore by these things. Made me get up in the middle of the night to go reheat them. Lots. and Lots.

Boobs! Wow, that was fun.

At 3:18 PM, Blogger Tree said...

Ooooh thanks for the tip; I'll get my husband to do that for me!;)

At 4:41 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

Congratulations on your new position !!! I am glad things in the boobage realm are getting better too !!!

At 5:27 PM, Blogger LoriLaurieLauri said...

Uh! You're going back to work? And leaving me here all alone??? I swear if this job thing interferes with your blogging I'll...I'll...well, I'll do something!

At 6:12 PM, Anonymous Lou said...

That is great news! I understand the boob pain. My dd decided she was done nursing for a week. One week of painful engorgement and jabs and kicks before she decided, "Oh waiiiit- I'm not done."

At 8:01 PM, Blogger TreeBob said...

I get to do something with BOOBS! ;)

I can fetch things for you anythime you like dear.

At 3:44 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

I love your writing; you're a good storyteller. :) Congratulations on your promotion!

At 10:09 PM, Blogger Odd Mix said...

You are welcome for the tip.
Fetching these things is definitely worth while. ;)


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