We are doing great. I pushed the activity level in the first couple of days. I had the baby high and lots of energy to go with it. DH kept telling me to relax, dont over do it... I didnt listen. I was doing laundry, dishes, cooking, cleaning, etc. Now Im out of energy. The cramping started getting really bad yesterday. (for those keeping score, had the baby Sunday - 4 days ago) Now I have to be that asshole who makes everyone roll their eyes and say "yeah right" I have had no swelling or soreness. I didnt have any tearing though. I am SHOCKED. She came out so fast I thought I would have torn. The only pain or discomfort I am feeling is uterine cramping and nipple soreness.
I hate that DH took the week off work but still has to work anyway. He took a week off from his job but he has a big side project to work on (he is a plumber) and we NEED the money. Also, its a project he couldnt abandon because it involved leaving someone without a bathroom or heat so he HAD to work.
The whole pregnancy, he drove me nuts and irritated me. Now I want him around all the time. I actually feel clingy.
But anyway, Annabelle is nursing like a champ. Sleeps well, she is very quiet and content. I am LOVING being able to eat now. Although every time I eat, she seems to want to nurse right at that moment (even if she just finished seconds earlier)
Cloth diapering is going AWESOME. Having issues with stain control but whatever.
Kids are loving their sister. Joe is loving being a daddy to another little girl. Hes so cute. I have had to demand that he goes to bed and gets some sleep because he wants to stay up all night and hold her and watch her. He said he feels guilty sleeping while I am up during the night. I told himthat the most helpful thing he can do is get enough sleep to pick up where I drop off. Hes a morning person, Im a night person. It works. I stay up at night and he can be up during the day.
Now I am just painfully awaiting the visit of my father in law, whom I despise but suck it up and play nice for DH's sake. I wish my mom could be here. :-(