We did dressing change today around noon, and STILL no blisters! Woo-hoo! I'm still not quite ready to say we're in the clear, but if they still haven't appeared by tomorrow, I'd say we should be all good. I'm so happy to think that there may not be damage. I mean besides all of the pain to Jonah, and the difficulty to us in having to lance and drain, lance and drain, lance and drain, logistically it would just be really hard since we're going to the beach this weekend and all. I'm thinking they would have shown up by now, but not certain. I'll let you know tomorrow. Thank you so much for praying. I really will attribute this one to a MIRACLE, because there's no way it would make sense for him to not get blisters. He can't even rub his face without blistering, and this was a lot more rough than that.
UPDATE: PEOPLE, please. Certainly you must know that I had already checked Kohls,Target, and Walmart before the mall for bathing suits. NOT check Target? Who do you think I am? Silly, silly. Have you learned nothing?
(I was disappointed with Target's selection of TANKinis although I did find a dark green one there I think I've decided to keep. Kohl's had absolutely nothing in the sizes I needed, and I didn't like Walmart's selection nor did they have my size)
On another note, Jonah went to the mall again today. I am NOT a mall girl. In fact, I grew up hating the mall - the crowds, the popularity game, the high prices - gross. But now, now I'm growing fond of the mall. A place we can go where it is very well air conditioned with lots to see and do. I'll probably have my Christmas shopping done by October. Jonah, on the other hand, likes to sleep in the mall, which I must say makes it EVEN better. (Oh yeah, somebody posted a long time ago all the places in the mall where they have feeding areas, but I can't find the post. Can you leave that comment again?)
The reason for my subsequent mall trips? Bathing suit shopping. Don't even get me started. I'm a 10/medium top and a 6/small bottom, so either I have to pay for a set that I can only wear half of, or I have to buy the separates and spend $80 (at least) on a suit. So frustrating. And I can't tell you how many times today I'd find a top I really, really liked only to search the whole store to find a bottom to go with it to no avail. So after buying one top that I think I can match with a set of bottoms I already own, three hours later, we returned home. I can probably wear a couple of my suits from last year, but let's just say that now that I'm breastfeeding, they are going to fit... er... um... a little... differently.
I'm excited about the beach, but also pretty stressed about all we're going to have to pack. I started making a list, and I'm already on page three of JUST Jonah's stuff. There's no way it's all going to fit in the car, but one of Matt's coworkers is going to let us borrow a canvas rooftop carrier, so that should help. I'm also nervous about how he'll do on the actual trip considering the farthest he's ever been is Chapel Hill. We've decided to head to Matt's parents in Florence on Friday to break up the trip, and then we'll head on to the beach on Saturday. We'll get up Friday, finish packing, do dressing change, and then hit the road. I'm not sure how we'll work dressing change on Saturday, although I would prefer doing it at his parents before we head to the beach. With unpacking and fireworks etc, it would just be nice to have it out of the way.
Well, I'm gonna go. Lots to do, and I probably need to share Jonah duties instead of hiding in our room, pretending I'm still pumping. Muah-ha-ha! Back to life. Back to reality. Back to wonderful.