Hmmm, whats been goin' on?
My milk 'officially' came in 60 hours post birth. I say officially because I had some milk before that but at 60 hours I became Dolly Parton
I forgot how incredibly uncomfortable getting your milk in is. I feel like I know my body a bit better this time and I can already feel my milk adjusting to Lucas's needs already and he's only 6 days old. With Cayden it was more like 2 weeks later. I have massive oversupply and a major letdown. Match those with Cayden needing to comfort nurse, and my body must have thought I had twins around. He would nurse so much and get so much milk, that he would end up spitting up an massive amount. It was actually why we introduced a paci, because he needed to comfort nurse and he would go through so much spit up, it was the only thing I thought that would help.
With Lucas, he doesn't need to burp and he doesn't spit up. He doesn't comfort nurse and he sleeps all the time without being held. Cayden was the opposite with all those things, so we keep thinking something might be wrong.
With Cayden we had a bassinette in the living room and if we put him in fully asleep we *might* get a 20 minute nap. Otherwise he needed to constantly be held. For nights, he needed to sleep ON someone or he'd wake up. With Lucas, I can put him down awake and he'll fall asleep
I didn't know babies ACTUALLY did that! He's sleeping 3 hour stretches at night...Cayden didn't start that until 2 years old.
We are dealing with a bit of a diaper rash which I think has to do with the 3 hour stretches at night. So I'm being extremely diligent with changing and keeping dry and diaper-less so I think we are doing pretty good.
I had my first bout of weepiness today. I think I cried about 4 times today. I get overwhelmed when I think too much about things. Right now ds1 has a cold so he's extra needy, and mucusy so he's a bit more work. Dh is also sick, and even though he's home from work and still doing tons around here, I just start worrying too much.
Physically, I'm very stiff. I think it might be the amount of stuff I do around here, but it feels so good to do
My feet get swollen too, which is weird because they didn't during pregnancy, but they are now?
My shoulder blades hurt like heck from carrying around ds2 and nursing him with bad posture.
Oh! And my nipples are doing GREAT! I say that with such enthusiasm because I had a bad latch with ds1 which resulted in a (tmi) split nipple/flap. Awful, I know! I've been using lanolin from the very beginning and being super focused on a good latch, so everything is WONDERFUL in that area
I am block feeding to deal with the oversupply, which is totally working. I didn't figure that out until quite late last time, so its pretty amazing to have this uncomfortable engorgement pass quickly.