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Anyone else feeling better?

post #1 of 5
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My stitches only hurt a little, breastmilk supply and demand have evened up, I still hate breastfeeding but it's the only thing I know how to do, so I'm just trying to stay focused. I feel much better than I did when I was pregnant. Dh went back to work today and I helped FIL take DD1 to school, and it was so weird to go back home after instead of going to work myself. Today is my first day to be using sick leave--the last two weeks were covered by vacation/personal leave/holiday pay--and it feels odd to be using sick leave when I'm not sick! I wish I could go to work and bring the baby with me; it'd be easier to do it now than in a few weeks when she starts being awake more. But that would require waaaaaaaaaay too much paperwork to pull off.
post #2 of 5
i'm starting to feel a little better, ya.

my dh had to go right back to work the day of delivery. well, he did stay for the morning but went in to work at night, so my dh hasn't had any time to really stay home and help out(and no family to help either). the worst part was just being in the hospital though. my dh did get to have a long thanksgiving weekend however, so that was nice, plus the previous weekends after delivery.

my babe sleeps okay so far, i don't sleep so well but oh well. i get really frustrated sometimes and end up taking it out on my husband... which i feel bad for but it just keeps happening. the lack of real sleep just has me totally drained. while i'm up in the middle of the night off and on numerous times, i look over and he is out like a light, getting uninterrupted sleep every night as my eyes are on fire and my body drained. i keep having to remind myself that he works and i'm staying home, and i have chances to take naps with the baby, whereas my husband does not have any chance to take naps throughout the day. i don't end up taking naps though... but still, i could, and i really shouldn't be taking it out on him, he is really sweet and supportive.

i am still bleeding. i'm tired of feeling not so fresh down there, and the itching is crazy. i'm able to take a shower almost every day, or closer to night though when the baby is taking his 'long nap', which is a good 2/3 hours, it gives me time to do some cleaning or cooking and then a hot shower.

hmm... i'm really lonely though. not much to do here. i end up doing some small things when the baby takes his short naps, and then proceed with routine. feed, change, put back to sleep, and so on, which normally consists of me doing that while watching a movie.

i'm not really ready to take him out into the real world just yet, aside from the pediatrician. i really need to go to the store but i'm conflicted with not feeling ready yet really needing to go there. plus there are other things i desperately need to do but there is just no way i feel ready to take him with me, so... this where i am at so far. hopefully this will change soon and i'll be a little more comfortable.
post #3 of 5
Today is 11 days PP and I've been feeling pretty normal for several days. I'm barely bleeding anymore (haven't had any blood so far today) and I've been to the credit union, my grandparents house, and back home today.

My SO returned to work today. I'm going into the office this weekend to clean up my workspace and to leave instructions for some of the projects I was working on. I have realized that I will probably always have to work at least part time. Being home all day drives me crazy at times. I'm off for the next four months and must have something to focus on besides baby and the house. I plan to give Rosetta Stone a try soon.
post #4 of 5
It is a week today for me and feeling pretty good. My bleeding stopped a day or so ago. My supply is not perfectly even yet, but I am no longer way engorged. I have a bit of pain just at the beginning of latch, but only rarely now. She sleeps like an angel, so I am pretty well rested. I still don't have the stamina to walk a lot, but better every day.
post #5 of 5
I am 17 days PP and I feel almost human I make a point to shower every morning and DH has actually been home the whole time so that has helped my healing well he went in one night and that was it but he will go back in on Monday I feel pretty good down there but it itches I thought that it should be healed by now Glenn is a decent sleeper but we cosleep so that could be why. I have no idea how to not cosleep I tried the one night and I was so nervous that I couldn't feel him breathe that he never slept at night with out me right there but he will nap in the family bassinet and the swing so that is good! He still can only wear newborn clothes 0-3 is to big! I am still tired even though I sleep I think that his labor and birth took a lot more out of me than I thought it would have I have been going to bed at the latest 9:00pm and I am a night owl I am normally up until at the very least 1:00am but Ds1 loves it because I go to bed with him then my bleeding is almost all gone I am wearing a pad just incase because every once in a while I have a little my emotions are still everywhere and if they do not even out more in a few days I will be calling my OB to have him up my Zoloft

BUT we are all in love with this new little boy it almost seems like he was always here because I cannot imagine him not here with us
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