It’s Probably the Hydro Talking

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Well I’m awake at 12am after my surgery. Let me update you of my day.

Got to the center at 11am as instructed and was check in and ready to go by 11:30, then we got to wait and wait and wait. It was after 1pm before they finally took me back to the OR. I think my hunger pains hurt more by that point. And the Dr was still a no go on the fat removal. Lol

Actually laying on the table being strapped down was the weirdest feeling. I’ve never had a Csec, but I’m guessing that is what it kinda felt like. Of course they didn’t hold up my stones to show me after, in fact they didn’t even offer to let me keep them. Kinda disappointed about that. :(

Waking in recovery was nauseatingly! And well painful. But I was glad it was over. After an hour I was moved back to my “room” for post op prep. The nurse was very nice to me and made me as comfortable as possible.

As I was getting my discharge instructions the funniest part was her telling me to not be ladylike and burp that CO2 at as much as possible. I’ve been dealing w that and my teen daughter laughed at me tonite about it. I told, it has to be done. Now the hubs says he’s using the excuse for now on. Lol

Getting up and down has been hard and my throat is sore from the tube, but maybe it’s the Hydro talking, but I’m already able to get up and move around w/o help. Peed more times then I ever remembered. But at least I can do that alone. Whew!

I’m sure this insomnia will wear off soon, but thought I’d update here.

Here’s to no more stomach pain! *lifting imaginary wine glass*
~ Kelly

Congratulations it’s Gall Stones

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Well I’ve been dealing with stomach pain for years now. It’s been getting progressively worse these last couple years. I finally had enough and went to see my doctor about it. I hate going to the dr, not necessarily because of what may or may not happen, but because even though we have insurance I’m making constant payments to them for everything! I hate it!
Well the dr had two possibilities of my problem, ulcers flaring up or gall stones. Sent me for blood work and ultrasound.
I went to the us, let me tell u not nearly as fun as the baby ones. No trophy picture to share with family and friends. See my sweet lil, gall stones? Aren’t they so cute? We haven’t decided on names yet! Lol
I met with the surgeon today and he confirmed the best plan of action to get the best relief was to remove my gallbladder. I sighed and admitted defeat. Ok I’ll have it removed, but I better fell awesome after all is said and done! While ur in there, why don’t u suck some of that baby fat I’m still holding on to? I mean really? I’m under, ur there let’s make the best of it, right? Pretty sure that’s a no go, but here’s hoping he does it anyway! *fingers crossed*
My only concern was that I’m still breastfeeding my monster a few times a day and what did he feel about that? I told him I knew the meds and anesthesia could be modified. He said ok and was willing to prescribe whatever pain meds I preferred. So no talk of pumping and dumping there. I blew my cover by admitting I’m an IBCLC, but I wasn’t in the mood to argue what I already knew was fine. At least he wasn’t taken aback or misinformed, or he felt that battle wasn’t happening and he could tell I knew my shit! (Excuse the French. Lol)
All in all, not bad news, just not something I wanted to have happen, but if I feel better afterwards I’ll be happy!
Thanks for listening, well reading. More updates on Cover Your Bum coming soon, until then check out our new website! Cover Your Bum
~Kelly

Where oh Where is Kelly?

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I have really slacked off on blogging lately. I am happy to say it is because I have been busy!

Another day another dollar

Work of course is always that. There is always a feast or famine going on there, but I enjoy helping moms and babies breastfeed. I am excited to say that I will be starting my WIC lactation rotations in on of our local hospitals starting in March. (as long as they don’t find another reason to delay it!) My new BFPC’s are well incorporated in our clinic and we all work well together. So glad to be working with these group of ladies!

Growing in leaps and bounds

The kids are of course busy with school. The girl keeps me hopping with all her speech and debate tournaments and LATE night pick ups and early morning drop offs. But she is doing well. Going to districts with her Prose. Has placed numerous times at contests with her DI and her policy debates. So very proud of her. She is also maintaining straight A’s!! And this is with her honors classes as well. She has started driving me around town and taking drivers ed. I enjoy the chaffering, but I do look forward to getting my car back with my seat in the correct position. She is shorter than me and I always forget when I get in after she drives. *knees in chest* lol

The oldest is gearing up for graduation and I am so not ready for that in the least. He has decided that the military is not for him, I am undecided about that, but I do know he has to do this on his own. I look at each holiday as my last one with him, but I have to remind myself, it isn’t the last one, he’s just moving on. Growing his wings and taking flight, but I am not ready for him to do that yet!

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He and G are such good buds he made this his profile picture on Facebook. Brotherly love! :)

J & J are running everywhere. After we moved they got their own bedrooms and the fighting has reduced drastically, but of course they are so close in age and Big J is the youngest in his class he feels he needs to boss Little J around.

G is growing so fast and he’s discovering his voice it’s hard to believe he was just crawling this time last year.

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Boy’s first hair cut.

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Back!

He is toddling around everywhere and telling us all about it and taking names! I am just waiting for him to start saying complete sentences.  He has his friends at day care he loves going to and spending time with. Loves his Mrs Lori and Mr Bobby.

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The diaper bank is doing well. We had another purchase of diapers for the bank and we are currently helping 6 families with 2 graduates!!! We are waiting on the shipment of the Econobums to help the families on our waiting list.

We will be participating in the Great Cloth Diaper Change April 20 and have hosted 2 Cloth 101 classes at a local health food store. They are so glad to have us there and are happy to help us. We hope to have a good fundraiser at the GCDC and raise a little more to help more families. The word is out and moms are getting the help they need. Love doing this.

We will have our official website in the coming month! My amazing friend Brit has offered to develop, design and host our very own dot org!! This is so cool. Lisa and I are going to have nice photos taken of us and the boys to have on our site.

We also were interviewed by a reporter for a new local magazine, From the Nest. They focus on momenterpreneurs. We are excited for that and are working on photos for that as well!

So that is how my life if going in 700 words or less!

Stay warm!
~Kelly

Lactivist? Why Yes I am! Breastfeeding Nazi? Hell NO!

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LACTIVIST is defined as a Lactation Activist.

Ok I have always stayed away from that term. I always had felt it was a negative term, Lactivist. It made me think of excentric La Leche League leaders from the 70′s. Dancing and chanting under the moon wearing long flowing shirts and judging anyone that would even consider formula or bottles.

Now I realize that women need help with breastfeeding. I know, Duh! I have been working in the lactation field since Oct 2006 and I have felt the sting of failed lactation, so I know how many feel. Women need people to stand up for them! I bring to action all that is necessary to help them breastfeed successfully! An activist! So a Lactation Activist was born or a Lactivist.

Now many have called anyone that supports breastfeeding or dispenses breastfeeding education a Breastfeeding Nazi. I HATE that term! I gets me all the way down to my core as bad as Crying it Out (I will not go on about that here, that’s another blog post all together)! The nazis were a terrible force! They mutilated and tortured innocent Jews or anyone viewed to support them. They murdered millions of humans and I refuse to ever be compared to them!! I do not force my opinion on anyone, well you choose to read this so that is different.

I am NOT a Nazi! I am a supporter of women and baby’s rights to breastfeed, anywhere, any place, any time they want or need to for how ever long they choose to! No one has a right to tell you when it is time to wean or stop breastfeeding except your baby! Infants will wean at their own pace anywhere between 12-36 months and some times longer. If you think any different, please stop reading this right now and unfollow my blog!

I will fight for our society to see that breastfeeding is NORMAL!! Yes I agree it is best, but to hold a person to feel bad because they couldn’t or don’t breastfeed is not my place. I want it to be NORMAL to see a woman breastfeeding in a mall, at a restaurant, walking down the street, talking to our politicians or anyone! I want to see breastfeeding statues, stamps, portraits, photos everywhere! I want to dissolve the “booby traps” that is our society!

Women were given the best gift of all, the ability to grow a baby inside and out with just their body. So when people think breastfeeding is anything but a beautiful act between mom and her child they are just uneducated and sad.

Lactivist? Why, yes I am! Join me in supporting and helping moms and babies to breastfeed! Lactivate with me!

~Kelly