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post #21 of 41
3 days PP and I feel GREAT! : in love with my new DD. She's an absolute princess. We're so blessed. My bottom is healing, my belly is shrinking and I'm up and taking it easy. 2 days of lying-in while my 2.5 yo DD went to visit Grandma helped immensely. My bleeding has slowed and regular baths and comfrey tea peri spray are helping. My house is clean and my fridge is stocked! Life is wonderful! (Oh and it's beautiful outside with 1" of fresh snow on the ground!) Just waiting for my milk to come in...
post #22 of 41
now i am 9 days pp and getting cooped up feeling. are anyone else's breasts resembling dolly partons'? mine are huge and i am usually a b or c now im a d and am spraying milk like a florintine fountain
post #23 of 41
12 days PP and we're doing great. dh won't let me clean and i'm milking that one! milk has been flowing since day 3 and belly keeps going down. day 4 was a misery w/migraines, cramps, shakes, etc. but then it just went away. still can't quite fit in old clothes, but i should in a couple of weeks. plan to start getting out for small trips and maybe some yoga at home. just need dylan to start napping in his bed during the day. pumping should begin by week 3 so dh can take some night shifts.
post #24 of 41
Thread Starter 
i am definitely feeling the dolly parton boobs! mine are the same way, i'm normally a low c but i haven't even tried to figure out what cup-size i might be right now, i'm sticking to a nursing tank for now!
i feel so lucky with this baby and everything that goes along with having a baby. i had her a week ago today and already my bleeding has stopped, she's sleeping for 5-6 hour stretches at night, i'm 7 pounds above my pre-pregnancy weight and she's nursing without many problems. she just started having some difficulty latching on, but that's mine and DP's fault entirely, we got her a pacifier for the trip for the thanksgiving. i have now put it away until she really gets breastfeeding established. she's so peaceful and content, she only cries when she needs to be fed, changed or burped. she has a really distinct cry for needing to eat, so it's really easy to tell what she needs. i'm all kinds of blissed out!
i shaved today for the first time since august! it's so nice to feel all smooth. i've really felt my tears healing up in the past couple of days, they feel so much better. i'm a little annoyed because i went through my entire pregnancy with NO sex drive and now it's come back with full force and i can't do a damned thing about it! aaahhh.
post #25 of 41
10 days pp here. It's interesting being in cmty and the kind of support we've gotten...dh has felt a little crazy, though, like he's doing all the support of me and no one is supporting him. Physically I feel ok. Did waaay too much 1 and 2 days pp when MIL was here and I let her hold dd practically every minute until she left. Now I feel resentment about that - live and learn I guess.

Still bleeding, but pain while peeing is way less.

It's very hard to face 100 people at meals so usually someone has been bringing me food. It's also getting hard to let people cook for me when I really want to make me own stuff. This seems like a high-class problem.
post #26 of 41
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Originally Posted by madeofstardust View Post
i am definitely feeling the dolly parton boobs! mine are the same way, i'm normally a low c but i haven't even tried to figure out what cup-size i might be right now, i'm sticking to a nursing tank for now!
i feel so lucky with this baby and everything that goes along with having a baby. i had her a week ago today and already my bleeding has stopped, she's sleeping for 5-6 hour stretches at night, i'm 7 pounds above my pre-pregnancy weight and she's nursing without many problems. she just started having some difficulty latching on, but that's mine and DP's fault entirely, we got her a pacifier for the trip for the thanksgiving. i have now put it away until she really gets breastfeeding established. she's so peaceful and content, she only cries when she needs to be fed, changed or burped. she has a really distinct cry for needing to eat, so it's really easy to tell what she needs. i'm all kinds of blissed out!
i shaved today for the first time since august! it's so nice to feel all smooth. i've really felt my tears healing up in the past couple of days, they feel so much better. i'm a little annoyed because i went through my entire pregnancy with NO sex drive and now it's come back with full force and i can't do a damned thing about it! aaahhh.
the sex drive thing is so bizarre, if i could i would be dtd asap, but of course here i am in reality with a 2inch bleeding gape in my vag! i was so sick during a lot of my pregnancy that dtd was ok but not something i really craved, now i have sex dreams every night and am filled with desire. if only my body would follow my mind and heal up quick!
post #27 of 41
I had a section two and a half weeks ago. I'm still feeling burning and pain on that left side. There's some kind of rash along the incision as well. Ouch. I still can't sit up using my stomach muscles, I have to find something to hold onto to pull myself up.

Five months of bedrest and my body forgot how to walk with any amount of stamina. I get wiped out fairly easily, but I'm impatient so I push it and end up in more pain than I need to be. Right now I don't know any other way to be.

My breasts are sore. I keep getting these shooting pains through them, I don't know what thats about.

I'm TIRED. My son wakes up every two hours to eat, and it takes about an hour before we're done and ready to go back to sleep.

And it hurts when I pee. I know I have a bladder infection, I'm hoping it will go away on its own.
post #28 of 41
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My breasts are sore. I keep getting these shooting pains through them, I don't know what thats about.

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nakking...will reply to rest of post when not nakking... but your breast pain sounds like thrush
post #29 of 41
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My breasts are sore. I keep getting these shooting pains through them, I don't know what thats about
I'm with Natalie - sounds like thrush in the ducts. Scroll down and click on Candida Protocol. I had resistant thrush in the ducts and it was very painful and this is what cured it. Not to be too frightening, but my doctors didn't treat it quickly and efficiently (I had to research on my own until my LC got involve) and it caused me to have plugged ducts for the entire rest of his nursing - 16 months of weekly plugged ducts of varying severity. Thrush sucks.

For me, I just started PT for my hips and pelvis this morning. The eval noted that I am especially weak in my core muscles, and that my pelvis is out and up on the right side, which is the cause of the pain. A wickedly good PT helped me with some exercises and behavioral changes and I'm going twice a week until my insurance runs out or I feel better. Who knew pregnancy could cause such problems afterwards?!?!?
post #30 of 41
6 weeks pp on Monday, and things are going well. Despite the c/s, I am feeling fine (albiet not thrilled with the "shelf" of belly over my scar ) I am so NOT my prepregnancy size *wail* but dh says I am gorgeous and I totally refuse to think about it until after the holidays. Other than that, I feel back to my old self Pen is a constant nurser, so I am literally breastfeeding at least 22 hours out of any given day, which makes wrangling my 18 1/2 month old a bit tricky, but we are all mananging.
Sage- Take it easy mama!!!!
Teff- Good luck with PT
Natalie- *hugs* mama, sounds like you have your hands full!
Stardust- lmao about the boobs mama
post #31 of 41
So milk came in Monday and I had giant softballs stuffed under my armpits (milk ducts/excess breast tissue under my arms) So painful, but today it's finally starting to drain out when K nurses. She's getting herself on a bit of a schedule sleeping/eating on a consistent basis and is doing really well. My boobs are starting to get "normal" sized again, but on the larger end of things. My bottom has healed, but is still a little tender so hard chairs are not my friend.
Might go out today for the first time...still not sure.

Oh and today is my 3rd Wedding Anni...let's see if DH remembers!
post #32 of 41
I am 3.5wks PP and my only prob is ANGRY bowels. I'm living on colace, zantac75, metamucel, and of course a multi-vit. so I feel like a pharmacy half the time and guilty for it since Bug gets all this crap in her milk and it makes her spit up more than normal.

My bottom feels fine, though too long on a hard chair leaves me sore.

A couple days ago I passed a small peice of placenta and my bleeding has slowed to a stop since then.

I am desperate for a hot bath but doc's orders are not for another 2wks

I wish my bowels would normalize, the pain without the meds is enough to knock me out and leave me dizzy for half an hour after a BM... please heal soon gut!

Bug nurses like a champ and has a nearly predictable schedule letting me sleep for 4-5hrs at a stretch at night and her belly button finally healed this week (I think) so I'm looking forward to giving her a real bath soon!
post #33 of 41
I haven't left home in a week officially tomorrow. I thought I'd be stir crazy, but I'm loving being at home and taking is slow. DD is adjusting as well, though she's been asking to "go bye-bye". I think DH might take her out this weekend. I'm happily cocooning at home. Although I did try on my pre-pregnancy jeans today and could almost get them buttoned. Apparently my hips didn't stretch like they did with DD #1.
My house has never been so clean and cozy. Everyone has been so wonderful, bringing food and helping me with household stuff. Loving life at the moment! Oh and my sweet DD's are amazingly beautiful and lovely. DH remembered our anniversary and bought me a beautiful mother baby pendant with a diamond. (totally surprising me)! I'm still on a cloud 9 high from my blissful birth!
post #34 of 41
Hi, I am 17 days pp and doing okay. I did have my c-section incision open up on me last weekend that sent me to the ER. Thankfully, it was only externally and nothing was infected. They glued me shut and put some more steri strips on. I saw my OB on Tues and she said that it is looking great and should heal up nicely. She also mentioned that this is probably due to being my 3rd c/s and not having as much blood supply to the area to promote healing.

I have officially lost all but 7lbs of baby weight, but I still am in maternity jeans waiting on my stomach to flatten out a bit more. Hopefully, I will be in my real jeans soon.

BFing is going really well. I am tandem nursing. I have had oversupply issues at night when DD2 is not up to relieve the engorgement like she does in the day. I think it is finally working itself out, though. Violet is also growing like a weed. She was 7lbs 2oz when we left the hospital (she was already regaining weight), and she was 8lbs 12oz at her 2wk check. WooHoo!!!
post #35 of 41
5 weeks out and I fel like I am back to myself again! I have the c-sec shelf as well, and the weight is there, but I figure it took me 10 months to put it on, and it will take 10 months to take it off!
No bleeding, baby is nursing and starting to sleep better at night. My poor dog has accepted that the baby took his spot in the bed and he now sleeps on the floor (which gives me way more space at night!).
Glad to hear the updates from everyone!
post #36 of 41
I am 4 weeks pp and feel really good. I wish the pp bleeding would stop. It is very little, just a panytliner, but would like to be pad free.

I am so happy that I am feeling normal again. I was soooo miserable at then end. I still get into bed with a big smile on my face that I can sleep better, move around much better and sleep on my belly.

I am most excited that I don't have ppd. I had it really bad with DD and was/am concerned about having it again. Still keeping an on eye on it, but it is so good to not be depressed!!: I am so in love with my little boy too. Ah...life is good.
post #37 of 41
2 weeks pp tomorrow. Physically I'm good, I felt for my stitches in the shower yesterday (I had 2, 1 in either side of my labia) and I couldn't feel them so I think they're gone! Bleeding is slowing down. Breastfeeding is good (although I think Corbin goes too long between feedings).
I was sooo sore the first few days! I had a short labor (2 hours of labor and 2 hours of pushing) and a "big" baby (10 lbs 6.5 oz).
Emotionally I haven't been doing too well. I've got a bit of ppd and my husband just found out that he's deploying to afghanistan in march or april...
post #38 of 41
micah- I'm sorry your husband is being deployed so soon after your LOs birth (or at all for that matter). I hope you have some good support near you. I'll add your name to my "safe return home soon" prayer list. Hopefully after January, we will see a difference over there...
Hang in there, Mama
post #39 of 41
31 days pp, and I'm having some blues. I really wanted a waterbirth and it didn't happen. I keep seeing birth announcements that say born peacefully at home or in water and i get all teary. I also wish i could have cut the cord like i wanted to, no just trimmed it afterwards. it's irrational since i loved my birth but kwim when i say i know it's hormones?

hecki even had a 10 minute pity party over missing my dog and she's been dead a year.

otoh pt is going well. i'm down to one day a week and i was given the green light to start walking for exercise!!! it will help with the blues.
post #40 of 41
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31 days pp, and I'm having some blues. I really wanted a waterbirth and it didn't happen. I keep seeing birth announcements that say born peacefully at home or in water and i get all teary. I also wish i could have cut the cord like i wanted to, no just trimmed it afterwards.
Teffer, I feel the same way. I start reading beautiful birth stories and I stop. I can't even post a "congrats" to the mama and I feel bad about it. I am sad I didn't have a waterbirth again, but I know that things happen for a reason. And that we can not control things as much as we think we can. I feel empowered by my birth, even though I had a epi at 9cm. I believe that the epi saved me from a possible c/s, baby being in distressed and from an extremely traumatic afterbirth. The afterbirth was still traumatic, but I think it could have been way worse.

micah, so sorry to hear about your dh. My heart goes out to you.
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