**Warning: Men may not want to read! It’s not R-rated but may be TMI for you!**
Practically everyone and their brother has experienced the joys of the stomach bug recently. Unfortunately, Kevin and I both fell victim to it last week. It was a bummer…Kev ended up having to bail on a trip to New Jersey to help with Hurricane Sandy rebuilding and it’s just no fun to feel nauseous and feel like you can’t eat or drink a thing without paying dearly for it later. Fortunately, the kids seemed to squeak by so far!
I felt the worst on Wednesday night (vomiting every couple of hours – fun, I know!), but the vomiting stopped by the morning. While my stomach felt better, I did spend the next day in bed trying to rest up because I was so weak from not having anything left in me. Thankfully, Kev was feeling better, but had still taken a sick day to completely recover. It turned out I ended up needing him to take care of the kids while I recovered!
What I didn’t expect was the effect it would have on my milk. I continued as normal the entire time I was sick, but it didn’t seem to matter. Needless to say, it’s been super frustrating since then because I feel like I’m fighting a loosing battle to get it back. I’m used to getting at least 4-8 oz. bottles for little man to drink each day, but I’m down to this (and this was after 6 long pumping sessions today). 🙁