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post #101 of 158
MelW, I'm sorry to hear about your husband's grandfather. I lost my grandmother the very last week of this pregnancy. I know its hard to face death, funerals and everything right now.

Bodhitree, I think I usually felt pretty good at 6 weeks, mostly improving around 3-4 wks pp, but much better by 6. 12weeks is when most of the healing is done & everything is better then. C sections do take awhile, but it sounds like you are doing great! I did too much at 2 wks pp, and have been paying for it, now I try to do the minimum for 2 more weeks.
post #102 of 158
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Bodhitree, I think I usually felt pretty good at 6 weeks, mostly improving around 3-4 wks pp, but much better by 6. 12weeks is when most of the healing is done & everything is better then. C sections do take awhile, but it sounds like you are doing great! I did too much at 2 wks pp, and have been paying for it, now I try to do the minimum for 2 more weeks.
My mom left at two weeks pp and the uptick in what I did definitely set things back a little. I had my six week post op appointment on Wednesday; everything's good, so I can start easing back into an exercise routine.

Now, if I can just find a post-partum exercise class where I can take the baby....walking's good, but I'd like the discipline and companionship of a class.
post #103 of 158
MelW, sorry to hear about your husband's grandpa.

Liseux, thanks for the info about how recovery has gone for you in the past. I'm definitely a lot better than I was a few weeks ago, but still have a long way to go! Claras_mom, I'm glad you're recovering well too! I'm hoping to get the all-clear to exercise, take tub baths, and resume "marital relations" (that phrase always makes me laugh) next week when I go in for my 6-week visit.

We took River in for an ultrasound on her hips this morning. Apparently breech babies are at a higher risk for hip dysplasia, so they do a routine ultrasound to check for it. Poor kid, between the visits to the cardiologist and checking on her hips, she gets poked and prodded by medical personnel a lot. She still seems to be healthy and happy, though. The other day at the cardiologist's office she was up to 9 lbs 13 oz (from 7 lbs 4 oz at birth, five weeks ago today).

My sore nipple got REALLY SORE last night, but after rinsing with vinegar water after every nursing session, I'm feeling a lot better. I'm hoping to have a better day today than I did yesterday, and I'm sending good vibes to all the rest of you who have been having a tough time the last couple days.
post #104 of 158
to all. I hear you on the sore nipples, the sleeping or not... and exercise, and all of it.

I plan to start exercising 4 times per week for a minimum of 30 minutes now, as I got the all clear from the ob yesterday. I will either walk or do some video I have. And hopefully get rid of the belly flab. However, I am still so sore in my belly. OB felt it yesterday and sid it is still very swollen, and yesterday was a good day, it varies, but everything felt ok, but if it keeps feeling like this, we'll do an ultrasound. Sheesh.

And my poor baby. between the colic and the reflux, she doesn't feel very good anyway, oh and slight acne, and now she has a herniated belly button. Good grief. I can't wait for the days where there is more smiling than crying. I feel so bad for her right now and I wish I could fix it all, or 'feel' it for her. KWIM?

She is smiling some (6 weeks now) and she almost laughed a couple of times, had the open mouth smile while looking at me, but it's not consistant, but I think I am starting to see her recognizing me!! WOO HOO!! I need that between all the colic and reflux stuff, that one little grin or hint of recognition carries me for hours!!!!! And she still doesn't want to be put down at all, and has decided the last few days she doesn't want to be in the bjorn either. I haven't gotten anything done. Laundry is way stacked, and the floors are terrible. I hope to have a reprieve soon. Or I might pull out my hair. that said, I am not angry or frustrated with HER, just looking around wishing I could have a few minutes to pick up something, KWIM?
post #105 of 158
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Gosh, I love cosleeping. We just cuddle all night. I just never felt uncomfortable about it with our son or with this babe.
Anyway.
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same here! Though I did have a mini panic last night as we are not following the "bedsharing" rules. We have blankets on our bed and she sleeps snuggled right next to me. WE do have the bassinet with a pillow angled ontop and angled on the bed on my side so she can't fall off and Dh sleeps so close to his edge he's not even near her. Anyway, had a tlak with my doula about it this morning and she's says we are just fine. HOpe I sleep better tonight, DD2 will not sleep in the bassient, after an hour of trying last night I gave up...besides I love cosleeping this time

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My husband's grandfather passed away today. .
Sorry for your loss. Hugs!

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I hope to have a reprieve soon. Or I might pull out my hair. that said, I am not angry or frustrated with HER, just looking around wishing I could have a few minutes to pick up something, KWIM?
I'm wishing the bleeding would hold off so I can have some time to go around the house and pick up...everytime I do this I bleed more and bright red (we have a 4 level split house, lots of stairs). Ugh!

Doula came over this morning to talk about birth. It was good to fill in the gaps I missed. The one thing I figured out is that the nurse's rude comments toward me when we got there is what set the mood for the rest of the birth for me. I wish after those comments I had asked for another nurse. There was just this uncomfortableness in the room throughout the whole birth even though she didn't do much as my midwife and doula were there, it shouldn't have been like that. Doula said she should have asked me if I wanted another nurse, but she didn't know I was that upset about it, which is true as I didn't verbalize that as the nurse was right there all the time. Doula also said she saw that same nurse at another birth and it appears this is just her personality, like she sees her job as a job and isn't passoniate about it. How sad for her and the mama's she cares for. Had she said things in a much nicer way (as my midwife did) she still could have gotten her job done but I would have had a different outlook on it all. But I have to let it go. It is as it is and I did have a wonderful birth,6 hours with no meds, no interventions just as I desired and my baby was perfectly healthy.

DD2 has fussy moments at 10/11 am and 10/11pm. I'm going to cut out milk and see if that makes a difference. I have been giving her gripe water at those times and usually 1/4 of the recommended doseage works for her. I"m not introducting the paci at this time and still hope not to at all. We will see. DD1 is asking me to play all the time! I've read books, done a craft, played a game, and all this while taking care of DD2 I just want some time by myself to shower and do something for me....And DH is helping SIL hook up her DW tomorrow morning so I have to take DD1 and DD2 to ballet. UGH! I wish SIL stayed in the QCA!!!!!!!! Or that DH didn't feel the need to take care of his mom and sis so much!
post #106 of 158
I had a frustrating night last night with my LO. Something with nursing or pumping yesterday made it feel like there were blisters on the tips of my nipples, so nursing was really painful. He had a couple really long nursing periods during the day yesterday- one that lasted almost an hour and a half, and another that was about 45 minutes. I only pumped once yesterday for about 5 minutes and afterwards, my nipples were extremely sensitive. By the end of the day I was just done with nursing. Then when we went to bed, I was really hoping that he would just fall asleep without me needing to nurse since I was exhausted and painful. But as soon as we lay down, he was searching for the booby shop. I let him nurse for about 10 minutes on the one side, but it was excruciating, so I stopped him. I put him on the other side and he was like a little pirranha. He was sucking hard, popping on and off, twisting the nipple and crying. After 10 minutes of that I just started crying. I just couldn't do it. He finally went to sleep, but then was up every 2 hours wanting to nurse, and I still was having nipple problems. So there was a lot crying last night.. both him and me... I'm hoping today goes better for us.
post #107 of 158
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I had a frustrating night last night with my LO. Something with nursing or pumping yesterday made it feel like there were blisters on the tips of my nipples, so nursing was really painful. He had a couple really long nursing periods during the day yesterday- one that lasted almost an hour and a half, and another that was about 45 minutes. I only pumped once yesterday for about 5 minutes and afterwards, my nipples were extremely sensitive. By the end of the day I was just done with nursing. Then when we went to bed, I was really hoping that he would just fall asleep without me needing to nurse since I was exhausted and painful. But as soon as we lay down, he was searching for the booby shop. I let him nurse for about 10 minutes on the one side, but it was excruciating, so I stopped him. I put him on the other side and he was like a little pirranha. He was sucking hard, popping on and off, twisting the nipple and crying. After 10 minutes of that I just started crying. I just couldn't do it. He finally went to sleep, but then was up every 2 hours wanting to nurse, and I still was having nipple problems. So there was a lot crying last night.. both him and me... I'm hoping today goes better for us.
I'm sorry. Days like that are so hard.
post #108 of 158
Well, our pediatrician called with the results of River's hip ultrasound. Apparently the specialist who looked at the ultrasound pics thinks they look "slightly abnormal" and wants River to wear a harness that will hopefully fix the problem. My poor little baby! I feel so bad that she has all these medical issues and has to go to specialists all the time, has to take medicine for her heart (that she hates taking BTW), and now will have to wear a harness all the time.

Okay, I will try to go back to my willful optimism and just be grateful that her medical issues are relatively minor. It's not like she has anything that is truly serious. It will all be okay....and I'll keep telling myself that when we have to go in to get her harness fitted on Monday morning.

Oh and s to quasar on the hard day and night yesterday and to goodmomma on the colic and reflux issues. I hope things get better for y'all really soon.
post #109 of 158
Mel I'm so sorry!

Extra to all the moms having a hard time...

Cute moment: I was on the phone to DH today and I had him on speaker. DS could hear him (he was dozing on my chest) and he smiled really big. I laughed and told DH what happened and he said, "It was probably just a coincidence" and as soon as he said that DS giggled and smiled again. It probably was a coincidence but it was so cute!

DS has had this schedule today: Eat for 20-30mins minimum, nap for an hour, repeat...all day long. My nips are killing me. He was colicky this morning (first time I've dealt with that) so I've kind of just let him sleep whenever he wanted. He was screaming the whole time he was awake and didn't calm down until later in the afternoon. I think it was horrid gas because he would scream and scream and then burp or fart and calm down for a bit. He also didn't really sleep last night. I hope he gets used to the new place soon...Mama needs sleep too!
post #110 of 158
I think my LO is getting the horrid gas too. Such an ear piercing scream emanates from his little mouth and then after several minutes of patting and rubbing he'll let out a big burp. He's taken to wanting to see the world too. No holding him with his face against my chest. That'll be a lot easier when he can hold his head up himself.
post #111 of 158
how much gas is normal for colic?? This is the worst yet, she is screaming and farting, it's so loud and forceful. I feel so bad for her and neither gripe water or I even finally gave her mylicon, nothing is working. She's just either screaming, then farting or laying here with this sad little it hurts whine.....waaaa poor baby
post #112 of 158
bodhi, sorry about your LO's u/s results.

s for all the colicky babies. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we don't go through that too.

I have to go to work in the morning. I am only doing one shift a week for now, so it's not too bad, but I am just freaking about leaving my baby. I know he's going to be in goo dhands, but I already miss him and I haven't even left. This is going to be a long day. hopefully I'll be able to get some sleep tonight.
post #113 of 158
Im going to try and join the PP conversations! Itll take me a while to read the whole thread but Im dying to know how everyone is!!

Im doing good, my bleeding has almost stopped (roughly 2 weeks, just like with dd1) and pumping is going...ok. I know youre supposed to be rested, well fed, hydrated and not stressed to have good milk production but I literally can NOT do 3 of those and Im only getting about an ounce total every time i pump (8-10 times a day). Im taking fenugreek but I think when dd2 can nurse (maybe in a couple weeks) my supply will get better.

I took my first PP bath last night and it was WEIRD, I could actually move in the bathtub! lol
post #114 of 158
pak

It's getting very difficult to wake up at night.
I'm really fired.
post #115 of 158
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Originally Posted by bodhitree View Post
Well, our pediatrician called with the results of River's hip ultrasound. Apparently the specialist who looked at the ultrasound pics thinks they look "slightly abnormal" and wants River to wear a harness that will hopefully fix the problem. My poor little baby! I feel so bad that she has all these medical issues and has to go to specialists all the time, has to take medicine for her heart (that she hates taking BTW), and now will have to wear a harness all the time.
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I know a little guy who's wearing the brace right now. It totally doesn't bother him; it just looks sad to adults. I hope river does well with it.

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Originally Posted by AFWife View Post
Mel I'm so sorry!

Extra to all the moms having a hard time...

Cute moment: I was on the phone to DH today and I had him on speaker. DS could hear him (he was dozing on my chest) and he smiled really big. I laughed and told DH what happened and he said, "It was probably just a coincidence" and as soon as he said that DS giggled and smiled again. It probably was a coincidence but it was so cute!
DD did this twice today when talking to her dad on the phone!

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I have to go to work in the morning. I am only doing one shift a week for now, so it's not too bad, but I am just freaking about leaving my baby. I know he's going to be in goo dhands, but I already miss him and I haven't even left. This is going to be a long day. hopefully I'll be able to get some sleep tonight.


Hugs to everyone else having a tough time.

Anyone else who had their baby early April still bleeding? I'm 5 weeks pp today and still have pink/light red discharge. I've had days with nothing, but the bleeding returns.

Offered dd a bottle today for the first time. She hated it. We'll try again tomorrow.
post #116 of 158
pak

shoot me now
post #117 of 158
Kate - I have the same thing. I'm actually glad to hear I'm not alone. I though I was done bleeding and just yesterday or the day before I started seeing that pink discharge. Hmm guess its normal?

Nancy - . I was thinking abour you the other day thinking how it must get tiring having to pump in the middle of the night.

's to everyone struggling right now.
post #118 of 158
quasar~ Thinking of you today. I hope work goes well.

bodhitree~ sorry about the ultrasound and need for a harness.

goodmomma~ I know that crying often causes air swallowing and more gas. It's the vicious colic circle This will pass

nancy~ Pumping sucks. I'm so sorry.

Lindsay~ Sorry you're not getting more pumping. I hope the fenugreek helps.

I went for my first run yesterday. It was okay (I'm doing a walk/run program to get back into it), but afterwards my abs were sore. Not quite what I expected, but I guess it makes sense that they need to work while I'm running and they're my weakest muscles right now.

Nora has been spending more time awake this week, and is really fussy when she gets tired/overtired. And she won't nurse to sleep at that point. I've been trying to watch her cues and help her either nurse to sleep before the freak out point, or do this rock/pat/shake thing that gets her to sleep if she's overtired. We're figuring it out, finally. I like that she'll sleep without nursing, because it means that my husband can settle her sometimes, too
post #119 of 158
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pak

It's getting very difficult to wake up at night.
I'm really fired.
Fired or tired? That's it... you're fired!
post #120 of 158
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Fired or tired? That's it... you're fired!
Hah! I use a portable PC with a touchscreen and it usually does pretty well with my handwriting. Or, at least, I notice errors and fix them...

Fail.
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