I've been MIA for a few days - and I'm sure it'll be even worse since starting from today till Tuesday evening, we'll be driving all over MN for extended family holiday celebrations, and them meeting DS for the first time . . .
So here's my beef, that I only have ten minutes to share, before DS wakes up again:
Because DS has been dealing with gas, he's been waking up from his naps during the day (but actually sleeping five hours at night - woo-hoo!). Anyways, she arrived, and between her and DH I figured, "Eh, take an hour nap?"
I wake up (and hour and a half later) with DH beside me (he got tired too), and come out to my MIL feeding my DS five ounces of pink stuff. I ask what it was, and she says "Peppermint for his stomach." (thankfully he only ate an ounce of the diluted water).
Here's my two-part beef. One, I don't want MIL medicating him without checking in with either of us first (I know it's homeopathic, but still . . . ), and two, I read peppermint is bad because of the menthol within it (though I don't know what - if any - the levels are for candy canes, which is what she used). I got so upset (but tried to hide it from MIL), that I started crying in my room. I watched him for as long as I could (till 3 AM) before finally passing out, and even then, woke up, scared to death that something was wrong.
And it didn't work anyway, because he woke up straining this morning. So all that for nothing!
Am I freaking out for nothing? Or am I just super sensitive bc of being a PAL? (and wanting nothing to go in that even has a *slight* possibility of being harmful??)
BFP #1 06.20.11 I EDD 03.22.12 I MMC 09.01.11 (baby measured 6w4d) I D&C 09.07.11
BFP #2 02.21.12 I EDD 10.29.12 I DS born 11.06.12
Surprise BFP #3 07.27.13 I EDD 04.02.14 I Stick baby stick!
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