Yeah, I wish I'd known that about kegels and afterpains as well!
Glad I'm far from the only one who misses DTD, btw. I actually miss it a little less than I thought I would though. I'm nervous about doing it. I didn't have sex for 2.5 years after I gave birth to DS1 (his bio dad was abusive and I left). So I just don't know what to expect at all.
I haven't bled at all for 36+ hours now. Wondering if maybe I'm done?
Baby is three weeks old today. I can't believe my luck with this LO's temperament so far. He would probably be more "difficult" if we weren't doing AP or breastfeeding (since he does cluster feed in the evening), but he just loves to be nursed and held/worn and he is so easy for me to comfort. I even feel like I'm STTN because at night he only wakes up briefly to nurse, then usually goes right back to sleep.
I'm glad I had my difficult baby first. I tried the same things with DS1... they just didn't work! I probably would have thought I was the perfect mother if I'd had this
DS1 is an amazing big brother. I was worried before the baby was born, because DS1 can be very impulsive/explosive. But he's done great. He's so gentle and sweet with his little brother. He doesn't seem jealous in the slightest. Maybe part of this is just due to how sick I felt during pregnancy. DS1 probably feels like he has a better mother now.
This is DP's first day back at work. He didn't really have time off, but he telecommuted for the first three weeks. Three weeks with Daddy at home seemed perfect to me. He got to be with the baby during those first few weeks, and now that he's back at work I'm mostly healed and able to do the chores and such. I'm really grateful for how he kept up w/ the housework but I know he feels worn out now. It's hard to get him to relax though. He feels bad about playing a video game or something if there's anything
left that he could be helping with. I feel incredibly lucky that he's so sweet ... I just don't want him to burn himself out.
Baby's rash is better but he is still very gassy and obviously uncomfortable, especially when lying flat. I'm not really sure whether to do an elimination diet. I stared out for a few days last week, then realized I'm still on colace and I think that might screw it up? There's a strong family history of food intolerance on both sides... but I know newborns are supposed to be gassy anyhow. I dunno.
Originally Posted by dawncayden
For bed wetness I put 4 towels down to sleep on at night and remove the top one as they get wet.
Thank you! I've set up my bed this way now. I don't leak much anymore, but this baby tends to spit up at night. I had towels -under- the sheet, and one towel on top... which meant I pretty much had to strip the bed every time there was a mess made. I never thought of layering a bunch of towels on top!