(Her serious look.)
I have breastfed each of my babies for about 15 months...that's 6 years of my life..I really thought I had all the answers for every nursing problem that could surface. I left the hospital over confident this time I think. Not paying attention at all to how Janey is latching on...if that is indeed the issue. I know in the beginning nursing can be painful...it was with each of my other babies. But this time, the pain is at a whole new level and not easing up at all...like a level that makes me feel like my eyes are going to roll back in my head. I have to bite down on something every time I nurse her...I feel like a Civil War dude without anesthesia about to get his leg chopped off. I have bled and cracked and healed and then bled and cracked and healed. I am at the point where I am mad that I feel like I can't even enjoy these precious newborn weeks because I'm worn out anticipating the pain.
Hopefully I will find some answers today and things will get better. Meanwhile Janey is sweeter than ever...burping and sleeping and growing and making funny funny faces. I adore her.