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Thursday, September 23, 2010

What the Thrush?

Before buying up pregnancy manuals, parenting guides and breastfeeding books my only reference to thrush was of the medium-sized songbird variety -- or it just made me think of a field with reeds blowing in the wind (have no idea why).  Anyways, now I know it as "OMG my nipple hurts."  Yes, I think I have thrush -- which I'm sure is too much information, but seriously, it sucks.  Of all of the demeaning things a mom already has to go through, now this?  I've already had an emergency c-section during which my water broke as they were moving me to the operating table and my lady business was exposed to all the world, I've breast fed in a tiny chair in a daycare room of babies and caregivers, I've been peed on, pooped on and barfed on and I've pumped on the fly in the front seat of my car many a time...and now I have to figure out how to rid myself (and probably Cam) of what looks to be thrush.  I have no medical diagnosis yet, but I am hoping to get into my doc tomorrow to confirm what I already think (and what WebMD has told me).  I know, poor me...life could be worse, but seriously, this week has not been fun.

Last night I watched 19 Kids and Counting from Tuesday.  During the episode I kept wondering -- do the Duggars ever get angry with their children, with each other, with other people?  Is there ever a need for discipline in that house, or is it hunky dorey all the time?  I feel like that side of the Duggars is NEVER shown and maybe they request that it not be shown -- the disciplining part, that is.  I mean, I'm sure that Jill and Jinger aren't sneaking out of the house after curfew to go smoke pot with friends from the home school conference or anything, but seriously, with 19 children there has to be some incidence of disappointment, bad behavior or back talking.  I am fully prepared to have sullen, miserable teen named Cameron come 2023 -- did I just write that number?  Funny when I was little how I thought that by 2023 we'd all be living like the Jetsons -- or at least our cars would be hovercrafts -- and maybe they will by that time.  But I digress. 

I just feel like the Duggars are so damn cheerful all the time.  I know that someone in that house has got to have a bad day once in awhile.  I am probably feeling guilty because I my day has been less than stellar and I have been complaining about it...but seriously, I needed to see a little reality in my reality TV.

Oh, and I forgot to DVR Teen Mom this week.  Drat.  I heard that Farrah tried to make Sophia some clothes to save money...brilliant.


  1. Annie, I'm so sorry to hear about the thrush. It sounds very uncomfortable. I hope that the doctors can help to you heal up (and Cam) quick.
    I'll try to give you a call this weekend.

  2. Play the glad game. At least you don't have mastitus! :-)
    Hope it gets better!