Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Year, Old Year, and lots of updates! (updated with pics)

We had a very nice anniversary, thank you all for the well wishes and S thank you for being my other half! Lots more memories to come!

S is down and out with a cold. I hate to admit that it is probably the same cold that I’m still shaking the end of but it is. Her night has consisted of lots of restlessness. Poor thing. At least I was able to take something; it just isn’t fun to watch her try to fight it off without the support of the FDA (like they are any help anyway.) Lots of love and care is my prescription (and off duty for dog walking) for her.

To jump back a few weeks, I had a meltdown with the MW office just before we left for Christmas. I was so frustrated because they hadn’t done anything to move my lactation induction protocol along. They didn’t even read the protocol for two weeks. I was planning to start the meds on the 23rd. All of a sudden they wanted to do a complete physical on me before prescribing the meds. I was so angry I told them all about how disappointed we were in their care, how I was an afterthought, and how we had been considering leaving. I also told them why we originally picked them for the birth and how we were shocked at how different the care is from their verbal philosophy. Well, something I did got their attention because they called me back that day (the 20th). They called in the prescription for the birth control and made a full appointment to just talk about lactation induction for the 28th. They would then call in the other drug for me. Still frustrated but better because of said actions, S and I went on to MI for Christmas.

I rescheduled our appointment with the MW for the 29th due to a snowstorm on the 28th. We had a great appointment. The owner of the MBC apologized without blame, excuse, and dodging the questions. I accepted and explained that I would prefer to only work with the MW and not with the Lactation Expert (that is another story but to say the least she is a sheepish wimp that is totally unhelpful when it comes to lactation inductions, though I’m sure she is great once baby and mom are trying to get the goods to work). OMW (owner midwife) was fine with that and had great insight as to what we needed to do and recommendations about how to move forward. She skipped the annual exam part and just prescribed the drugs! So it is official, I’m on birth control for the fist time in my life at 30 and I am so pleased I don’t have to stay on it more than 5 months. I will start the other drug shortly and be well on my way to making milk! Oh, and we are back in love with the MBC, its philosophies, and are excited to have Tot in their facility!

In other Tot news, we worked all day yesterday and part of the day on the 31st on nursery stuff. I got the stencils all cut out and painted on the wall and S got the top of the quilt done! They look so awesome. I was so proud of us both that I couldn’t stop raving about our accomplishments last night!

The wall of raining letters!



The amazingly wonderful quilt top!



Together!



Happy New Year all! It is sure to be one for the books for us!!!!!!! Come on Tot….get here already!

16 comments:

Renee and Janice said...

You all are so on top of it. When we get pregnant, will you teach me how to do that and not be the procrastinator that I am??? :)

Best of luck in 08, can't wait to meet Tot!!

Keri said...

Seriously - where are the pictures?
I'm glad things are working better with the MW. You don't want to put off making that part right.
Happy New Years girls!

Ali said...

Looks great... love the letters on the wall

kwillmetta said...

Great Room!! Nice touch with the upside down letters too. Excellent baby-eye view.

Good Luck with human-kind's eternal battle...the one against the common cold , I mean.

jay said...

whew! excellent shouting (will you come with us today, E?!) and excellent result. also excellent nursery! lots of excellence. on that note, i wish you an excellent recovery, S! xx

Kim said...

What a cool idea. It looks great!

Anonymous said...

wow, the nursery looks great! wonderful job ladies! miss you both.
~Carolyn

Anonymous said...

Great job with the quilt and letters E and S, and way to give the MW's the business! I am glad you finally aired your disappointments with them! Happy New year and we can't wait for tot to make it here too! Love you, Cheryl

possiblemaybe said...

Hot damn, you girls are talented! It looks absolutely FABULOUS! Tot's a lucky little guy to have such a special room!

Merr said...

Way to go getting ready so early! You will not regret it. The room looks awesome, so cute!

E, M, and the Little Man said...

Great idea with the letters! The quilt is lovely too.

Keri said...

I love the letter idea! So cute how they spill onto the ceiling... can't wait to see him laying under the quilt.

tiff said...

I love how you tied in the colours!! Looks very cool girls!

E, M, and the Little Man said...

P.S. Erin, way to be assertive, and I'm happy for you that you will get to share in the joy/pain of breastfeeding. :)

Anonymous said...

Way to "Give 'em Hell" Erin, and congratulations for 'making a stink'work to your advantage. The quilt and room are great welcoming features for my grandson...ummmmm your son, I mean. Thanks for looking out for him. Love you. Dad

*G* said...

Looks like things are coming together nicely in the nursery! It's so much fun to create and find all the perfect little touches. The little Tot will be able to wake up to the raining alphabet before you know it!