i was originally in the march ddc, but dd decided that she wanted to be a feb baby, so here we are!
she's a dream baby. sleeps well, naps well, and is generally cheerful while she's awake. rarely cries, and is very easy to figure out so she typically calms down within moments to her usual giggly self.
developmentally, she's rolled from belly to back a few times, loves to stand up, and can sit unassisted for a few moments. she's also starting to get really shy and give "kisses". drools everywhere. everything goes to the mouth.
she also thinks she's hilarious. she will just lay there and laugh at absolutely nothing. thinks mommy is the funniest thing in the whole world
when she figured out how to do raspberries a few weeks ago, she made the connection that by doing them, others would laugh, so would do them, look to make sure you were smiling, laugh with you and do them again. absolutely warmed my heart to see her little brain functioning that way.
me personally, i'm not doing too bad. the fatigue of almost 5 months of interrupted sleep is beginning to set in, but i know that many mamas have it far worse than i. my hair is falling out at an alarming rate, i just finished af for the second time, and i miss my pregnant body, mostly because my belly didn't look like a deflated balloon. i'm contemplating tattooing a bowl of green jello on my stomach at this point
. i've been getting back into my pre-preg workout routine but this weight is not going anywhere. most importantly though, i feel strong again, which is a good thing!
doing the deed. sigh. in the past year, i have only dtd once, and it was with my estranged husband, while i was still pregnant, more than 6 months ago. this makes me sad for a myriad of (obvious) reasons.
i'm wondering, when one waits so long to dtd postpartum, is it still as uncomfortable as it would be closer to the birth? hopefully this isn't too uav, but i have a, ahem, prospect and would like to know what to expect so that if things go well, i can at least prep him a little bit.
also, another very personal question - has the appearance/sensation of your lady parts been altered by your birth?