Sunday, January 27, 2008

A Plugged Duct and Hiccups

What do these two things have in common? They are what kept me up all night. I put Olivia down and was thrilled to be able to crawl into bed before midnight. I'm having problems with plugged milk ducts since I've been trying to stop pumping. It got pretty painful last night and by 2 am I was almost asleep when Olivia's alarm went off. Her lead came off of her foot. She was fast asleep, but I woke her up trying to put the lead back on. Since she woke up, I went ahead and fed her. She was an angel and went right back to sleep. I then had to pump for 30 minutes to get some relief. I felt better. . .Olivia was asleep. . .and it was almost 4 am when I crawled back into bed only to get the hiccups. Ryan is one of those people who can hold their breath and get rid of them instantly. That has never worked with me. I could tell that I was keeping him awake with a hic. . . .hic. . .hic. . .every few seconds, so I got up and searched the Internet for ways to get rid of hiccups. I read a lot of interesting things and I finally found a cure. . .swallow a teaspoonful of sugar. . .it worked instantly. Studies show that it works for 19 out of 20 people. Finally, by 5 am I could finally go to sleep. Now, I'm just exhausted. Not too tired, however, to say Happy 5 month birthday to my precious Olivia!


Anonymous said...

Happy 5 Month Birthday Miss Olivia! Jodi, I hope you're not too tired to take advantage of the warm weather and get to take Olivia on a walk. Talk to you later!


Heather said...

You should have called! I was up with Ella all night! Here's to a better nights sleep for all of us tonight!

Anonymous said...

Aww! Jodi, you poor thing, you certainly had a busy night!
But from now on whenever I have the hiccups, I'll think of you and your crazy night!
Ryan, I'm so jealous it takes me forever to get rid of the hiccups to, I don't even remember what I do to get rid of 'em.
Happy 5 months Livi!
And Happy Birthday T.C.!
Love you all!
Stay Strong,

Anonymous said...

Hi Jodi,
try 1-tsp of creamy peanut butter, it works for me whenever I have the hiccups.
Happy 5 months Olivia!
God is awesome:)