Monday, November 17, 2008

bouncing back and breasts.

ok. a lot of ladies might hate me for saying this, and i would have hated to hear it after having arabella.... but i dont think its weird or crazy or impossible or because of a CRAZY diet that heidi klum was able to be back on the runway at 6 weeks postpartum. (it was either 6 or 8 weeks... its hard to find on the internet, weird.) anyway after i had arabella i had heard that she was back on the runway after the kid she had had then in 6 days, and i thought that it was INSANE that she could look ok enough for that.... and thought she must have like dieted when she was pregnant. i dont know if she really was on the runway after 6 days or not.. this time they're saying after the kid she just had it was 6 weeks. anyway my point is, its been 9 days for me and honestly... lets just say, i can see how 6 days or 6 weeks is totally possible. i stopped exercising at like 30 weeks... and not to sound conceited (but dont really mind if i do) i look awesome. had i kept exercising the whole time and still eaten everything i wanted i think my body would have bounced back even faster. with ara i thought that was totally impossible, but this time its proven that its not.... exercising does more than we think evidently ;)

except i wouldn't be able to do a runway show right now because i have a breast infection (and that's the only reason why.. haha). i had a clogged duct last week and it got better for a few days then i wore an under wire bra out to buy a nursing bra... and it came back over the weekend and last night was INSANE.... when i stand up the weight of my boob, is too much for... my boob, and when it was touched the pain was making me shake and salivate (i know that's weird but its like the kind of salivating you do before you puke) and then this morning the other one was starting to get sore... but my ever amazing friend erin the neighb was able to watch arabella for me today so that i could just nurse a TON and use the caster oil/ golden seal remedy... and it already feel tons better....

which by the way... if any of you out there get a breast infection i highly recommend using the caster oil and golden seal before getting antibiotics, we all know why antibiotics aren't good, plus your baby can get a yeast infection from them when you're nursing... the caster oil thing is a bit more annoying to do, but it works really fast and its totally safe...
here's what ya do
mix like 2 tbs of caster oil
and about 1/2 tsp golden seal powder (you can get this at the health food store, its like $100lb but you only need a tiny bit, like 2 tbs)anyway mix it in a bowl and then smear it on your boob cover it with plastic wrap and put a heating pad on it.

if you do it like right after the baby eats every time for a day it
helps dramatically.... anyway, that's my breast secret.

and i will leave you with a photo taken from the best life ever... haha...

i think its funny that we all have our right hand up and in a fist.

11 comments:

Marianne Elixir said...

Whenever I have had a breast infection I have rested, nursed a lot (yes painful) and kept a raw cabbage leaf inside my bra until it goes away (which is QUICKLY).

Good luck!

Travis Avila said...

my pecs are sore from lifting some heavy equipment all weekend. i'm going to try the castor oil thing.

meg said...

the three of you sleeping is so precious. And I'm really glad you put the mixture ON you boob, not that you had to drink it or something. Since I know how you like to drink castor oil

skylana said...

marianne.. yea i've heard about the cabbage thing... i think i'll be good now... i used the caster oil all day and it worked!

trav.. when i wrote this, i KNEW you'd comment. youre funny.

meg... drink caster oil???!!!

Corinne said...

I am glad your breast is feeling better and up for nursing again! And that picture is soooooo cute! The three girls in bed! :)

meg said...

yeah, caster oil, fish oil, it's all the same right?!?

skylana said...

hahaha ok, you mean FLAX SEED OIL..... that's what i used to take every day... but yea i'm sure when your taking tablespoons of oil, its all the same, sick.

lucinda! said...

i wish i would have known about this when i had mastitis. i ended up with it on christmas eve right after i had aiden. this would have helped out so much. thanks for sharing. love the picture of you girls, you 3 look so peaceful. oh and you look so good! im just a wee bit jealous

The Talley Family said...

Hi Skylana...I stumbled upon your blog from Flo's a while ago and became instantly hooked. Congrats on the new baby by the way! Anyways I just thought I'd share my mastitis remedy with you. I've been using this stuff called Mastitix. I got it from trilighthealth.com. Here is a link-http://www.trilighthealth.com/store.php?crn=208&rn=347&action=show_detail
It works really well. I have a 5 month old and I've had mastitis twice now and each time this cleared it up w/out antibiotics. It doesn't taste that bad either and if you are used to drinking flax seed oil then this would be a breeze! I'm a daily cod-liver oil drinker myself....and I usually just sip the mastitix stuff straight from the bottle. Since I know how busy life can be with a new baby and a toddler running around I thought you might benifit from my little mastitis remedy since all you have to do is shake and sip. Hopefully though you won't have another bout with it. Take care! Leslie

meg said...

cod-liver oil!! That's the yucky oily thing I was thinking of! haha

Kyrie said...

about the castor oil thing, i know its a little late, but if you do drink it (yes, drink) its supposed to help induce labor. my mom used it with my and my sister (we were both 2 weeks late).