Despite having had two other children and pretty much bouncing back quickly after birth, I'm having a really difficult time recovering from birth this time. The biggest difference was that I had more prodromal labor than my other births, a much larger baby, my worst birth exp so far and I think my episiotomy is worse this time (had episiotomies with other two as well, but it did not hurt as bad as this one). Is anyone else having a hard time recovering? I can't seem to get out of that, "totally exhausted" stage. DH has been a tremendous help, but he only has about one wk left at home before he needs to return to work and I'm worried how I will be able to handle all three kids on my own. Plus, the baby is sleeping horribly at night, I've been avging *maybe* 3 hrs of sleep at night at most and dependent on naps during the daytime. However, once DH returns to work, I won't have the luxury of napping during the daytime. UGH. Just wondering if anyone else is having a hard time this time around too.
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7/28/09 at 10:51am