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Thursday, May 03, 2007

First Birthday

c peeking
Originally uploaded by Green Kitchen.
I didn't get a chance to post a birthday photo yesterday for this wonderful little guy because I was recovering from a night of mastitis. It was a bit ironic as I recalled the 24 hours of labor exactly one year prior. Eleven pounds two ounces of sugar puddin' goodness and worth every push. Happy birthday, C. I love you so much I can hardly stand it.

Speaking of mastitis, did you know a potato poultice can help? A grated potato applied to the affected breast can relieve symptoms — in my case it instantly stopped the feverish shivering. I've used both the potato and the cabbage remedies before, both with success. In addition, I take hot baths and express with the electric breast pump. Rest is important, too.

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Anonymous Cassi said...

I didn't realize your son and my daughter had the same birthday. Give him a big birthday hug for me! I can't believe it's already been a year - I'm sure you're thinking the same thing :)

Thu May 03, 01:33:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Mandy said...

Didn't know about the potatoes! Good info - and happy birthday to the little guy.

Thu May 03, 01:39:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Emily (Five Flowers) said...

What a cutie and happy bday! He looks just like you! Sorry about the M- I hear it can really rock you!

Thu May 03, 01:48:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous kirsty said...

Oh Michelle, how I feel for you! Mastitis is horrible. It made me so sick. And my son was 11 lb 2 oz as well. That wasn't much fun either !!! Was your boy incessantly starving like mine? I've never seen a baby eat so much! He was permanently attached to me for the first year of his life.

Happy Birthday to your gorgeous little guy!

Thu May 03, 01:55:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous amanda button said...

aiiiieeeeee, mastitis! I wish i had known about the potato thing back in my nursin' days! (i can't believe i am saying this, but i really do sort of miss is such a special time!!!!)
I hope you are feeling much much better!
And happy happy birthday to that sweet sugar puddin'...he is a CUTIE!

Thu May 03, 02:09:00 PM PDT  
Blogger stephanie s said...

happy birthday c! and wow, i can hardly believe it has been a whole year. sorry to hear you are feeling crummy, hope you are feeling better soon....

Thu May 03, 02:18:00 PM PDT  
Blogger meg said...

what a sweet face! happy birthday!

(and hope your feeling better soon...)

Thu May 03, 02:24:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Becky said...

Everyone can see how cute he is but what they can't see through their computers is what a sweet, loving, funny guy he is!

Thu May 03, 02:26:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous lyn said...

Happy bitrhday to your little man and I hope you are feeling better.

Thu May 03, 02:37:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Sonya said...

Happy Birthday to him! Absolutely great photo - one, wow he was just a babe in arms a minute ago.

Thu May 03, 02:55:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Blaize said...

I love that baby, too. Because I think he looks like you, and I've loved you for nigh on 13 years, when I see him, I melt a little. And when he smiles at me I feel like the most special person in the Whole World Ever.

Thu May 03, 05:22:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous OldRound said...

Tell that big boy to stop slackin'. He's not too old for sucks (what we called it, sorry) Wish I'd known about the potato, lord knows I never had cabbage around.
Happy Birth Day to you Mom!

Thu May 03, 05:40:00 PM PDT  
Blogger kat coyle said...

WHat a cute little boy. Happy Birthday! Sorry to hear about your illness, I went through that once too and man was it painful! Hot shower, pumping, tylenol and bed was what I did.

Thu May 03, 06:10:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Nichola said...

Holy Cow! That's one big baby, i though pushing out a 7lb 12oz baby and 8lb 2 oz baby was hard work.
Happy birthday C!

Thu May 03, 07:20:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Violette Crumble said...

You're the first person I've "met" who had a larger baby than I (10 lbs. 5 oz.) Yowza!

I got Mastisis early on. I recall those chills like it was yesterday. I did plenty of rest, echinecha and some other herb my midwife told me about. Recover soon & happy birthday baby.

Thu May 03, 07:47:00 PM PDT  
Blogger gwendomama said...

sorry to hear bout the boob fire, but glad to hear there is something other than CABBAGE to use. for those of us who live many miles from cabbage.

boy. is. gor. geous.

Thu May 03, 10:25:00 PM PDT  
Blogger futuregirl said...

Oh, Michelle, your sons are so adorable. I saw the matching photo for H. on your Flickr. They are heart melting! You know you've been blogging a while when people you 'met' when they were pregnant now have a one-year-old. Time flies!

I hope you are feeling better soon. :)

Fri May 04, 12:21:00 AM PDT  
Blogger capello said...

happy birthday c!

(and blech, i really despise mastitis.)

Fri May 04, 08:08:00 AM PDT  
Blogger TinkerBlue said...

Happy birthday to the little one. I hope you are feeling better soon.

Fri May 04, 10:42:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Amanda said...

What a beautiful picture! Happy birthday little one!

Fri May 04, 06:10:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Project Pink Suitcase said...

Happy Birthday C!

Fri May 04, 11:29:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Angel Jem said...

OOooo I remember mastitis. I knew why cows mooed then, I tell you! happy birthday to a beautiful little boy & hope all is flowing well now!

Sat May 05, 03:21:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Melissa said...

happy birthday little one and awesome photo...thanks for the tip on the getting rid of the infection.

Tue May 08, 08:29:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Kristy said...

Belated Happy Birthday cutie!
I hope the mastitis is better.I got it with each of my four girls and can really sympathise.Luckily hubby sells fruit and veg so we always had a steady supply of cabbages.I found the darker green the better.
I think I'm the Kristy you thought you didn't know? just incase the link doesn't work again!

Tue May 08, 08:55:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Kristy said...

Let's see if this link works instead!

Tue May 08, 12:52:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy first birthday to Carlo! He's a super cute kid.

Tue May 08, 10:01:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Daphne said...

I'm anonymous. Oops. I don't know how that was possible b/c I'm not sure I completed the word verification.

Tue May 08, 10:02:00 PM PDT  
Blogger beki said...

Happy birthday to your little guy! My daughter just celebrated her first on the first :-)

Wed May 09, 09:13:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous JoAnna said...

Oh you poor thing! Mastitis is the worst! Beware of the cabbage though if you are allergic to sulphas, I kid you not, I had severe mastitis, THEN an allergic reaction to the cabbage! Rest rest rest and drink as lot of water! Good for you to make it a whole year nursing!
I love your blog!

Wed May 09, 12:35:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Alicia P. said...

Oh honey, I hope you are feeling better. And the birthday boy is absolutely lovely.

Thu May 10, 10:22:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Di said...

eek- 11 pound 2 ounces?! Scary thought. My husband was over 11 pounds too, and I'm just hoping and praying that our offspring won't take after him...
In any case, congratulations and happy birthday!
Thanks for the mastitis tip too.

Mon May 14, 10:26:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Alex said...

Gosh, that year went by quickly. Happy Belated Birthday and a very happy second year!

Tue May 15, 05:18:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your little one. Glad you got some relief from the mastitis. Ouch.

I had a 9lb 12oz baby and people thought I did well. (My 2 previous ones were 7.8 and 7.10.) You rock! :) Loved the vaginormous onsie.


Mon May 21, 06:51:00 AM PDT  
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