Tobyjoe got me a new computer. I now am the proud new owner of a MacBook. It’s white. It’s lovely. It smells amazing. It also means that once Emory is big enough, I can visit local coffee shops, write, and hang out with actual people and not daytime TV personalities. Oh, and I do still have work to do. Work will be done as well. I’m so happy about the new laptop. The last time I got a new computer was in 2000. I bought one of the first edition TiBooks, which is slow as hell and retired two years ago. I have been working on a desktop since then, which has been great, it’s super fast, but being confined to the apartment all the time is a bit frustrating. No more of that, thanks to my husband.
In other news, Emory has developed a massive case of “goopy eye”. And I like to worry. I first looked to Baby 411 and was relieved by what I read. But of course that wasn’t enough. I remembered something a commenter wrote a couple of days ago, that if I need to call Emory’s pediatrician I should do so. So I did. She told me the same thing, that goop is normal for a 9-day old and that I should just wipe it out with warm, sterile water. She then said, “Some people like to put two drops of breast milk in the baby’s eye. Give that a shot if you want to.” I nearly fell off the sofa. Breast milk? Emory’s pediatrician is French. (Tribeca Pediatrics) Sometimes she’s hard to understand. I wondered if I had heard her correctly.
But guess what? The Internet has heard of this remedy as well. Amazing. When Tobyjoe got home from work, we put a couple drops of breast milk in Emory’s eyes. I was holding him and since it was evening and the baby blues were in full swing I began to cry. “My baby has breast milk in his goopy eyes!” (Another amazing moment brought to you by the hormonally challenged.)
If this remedy does work, I’m going to use breast milk for everything. I’m going to use it on my stitches (yes, I have stitches). I’m going to use it to take care of my lingering bladder infection. I’m even going to put it on my pimples. Perhaps it’ll even cure the blues.
UDPATE The breast milk worked! Goopy eyes are gone! I can’t believe it worked. Thrilled!