I must not be as healthy as I think I am because I was struck down with a UTI last week. To my despair it did not go away with cranberry juice, water, a shower, and a night's rest. It did not go away on day two after taking dairy and sugar out of my diet, drinking kombucha with cranberry, and a herbal remedy from Whole Foods. Day three I was dragging at work, but still determined to fight it off. My boss let me go home and I rested on the couch. I was feeling better. But once the kids got home i started feeling the burn again. My lover cooked me a delicious steak dinner with loads of garlic. While eating it i noticed that all the times that I felt the most pain were when I was running after the kids, even if I was trying to take it easy. As much as I love them, i guess that I am not capable of relaxing around them. So the next day I woke up feeling ok, as usual, but then when Nalini woke up I started to feel pain again. At that point it was time to throw in the towel and head to the doctor, who gave me a couple prescriptions. I said, "is it safe to nurse on these?" She ripped one of them up and instructed me to pump and dump a couple hours after taking the anti-biotic and then I could nurse until taking the next dose. But, when I received the pills the liner said 'no nursing.' After a talk with the pharmacist, he convinced me that all the anti-biotics would have the same warning and that it was important i took the one that was prescribed because that is specific to the type of bacteria that I have. *sigh* it was hurting too bad at this point not to take it.
So that meant that now is time to night wean Nalini. How sad, but I must take this as an opportunity to be tough with her about stopping night feedings. She wakes me up at least three times a night. She is 14 months old and still sleeping in bed with me, right next to me. We don't even have a crib or bed for her. Well, we had one, but then started using it for storage.
Mariano is convinced that we can do it. Apparently when I am not around she sleeps through the night.
Then the next night went about the same, and the next as well. I am hoping that this night she gets used to being denied milk, but i am worried that she is confused about getting it sometimes and not other times. I wish that I could hold out until daylight.
Now my UTI is pretty much gone, but my stomach hurts, probably from the anti-biotics. i have been taking probiotics and eating yogurt, but still...
Considering going Paleo because I noticed that it hurts more following grains. But, what on earth would Kaio eat if there were no grains?