So it looks like he probably does have thrush … after a quick talk with triage at the pediatricians office this morning, they decided that it sounds like what he has and we’re treating both him and mommy with some meds. I can’t tell you how relieved and hopeful we are that this could solve some of our breastfeeding/crankiness problems of the past week.
I’m quickly learning a few things:
• Food from this point on will get cold before I’m finished eating it. Probably before I even start.
• “Time” is nothing more than a magazine at the doctor’s office.
• Swaddling is kind of fun.
• All my clothes will now be adorned with one stain or another, with varying degrees of grossness and/or coolness.
Oh, and Sebastian lost his umbilical cord today! I noticed it was missing during his first diaper change of the morning, but couldn’t find it anywhere. The next diaper change I took his clothes completely off, and then I noticed what looked like a small round piece of dried dog poop sitting there on the changing pad. And I didn’t even hesitate to pick it up to inspect it, and that’s when I saw that it was the last remains of his primary physical connection to his mom. Which is pretty amazing. It’s one of those things that we have to decide, do we keep something like that? It’s kinda sweet and kinda weird at the same time.
For now, we’re keeping it.