Afterbirth pains about sums my only current issue. They have me wishing for something stronger than Tylenol and hot packs so that I can get some rest.
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2/14/09 at 2:57pm
I just blow dried my hair for the first time in 16 days and I feel human today. I am feeling a lot better. Soreness is pretty much gone and I haven't cried in a few days. Still having issues with the breast feeding but I am not pumping as often so I don't feel as overwhelmed. My midwife gave me a smaller, different nipple shield that I am using and now nursing isn't excruciating. I am not sure how much she is getting from me when she nurses but I am pumping a bit more so I know that she is probably getting about half her intake from breast milk which is better than nothing. Also baby is above 6 lbs now and pooping regularly so I am much relieved about those 2 issues! She just keeps getting cuter by the day!
I definitely want more kids...giving birth didn't change that in the least. I definitely don't want to get prego right away though. I can't imagine going through this with another infant to care for. I think 2 yrs apart would be good.
Does anyone know how long we have to wait to have sex if we didn't tear? I'm assuming 6 weeks isn't for everyone? I'm def. not ready but so looking forward to non pregnant sex again!
Fiona and I are doing well. She is gaining weight quickly. She gained 11 ounces in 6 days! What a good little nurser! She does prefer to nurse on the right breast so I'm working on trying to get her to nurse a bit longer on the left just to even things out.
I"m really bummed though because she doesn't like to be in the sling. I have had all these visions of carrying my little one around in the sling and she just gets cranky when I put her in it. Any suggestions? we have the Maya wrap.
I hear her squeaking... gotta run.