Originally Posted by Mulvah
How are you doing? How is your baby (or babies) doing? How are you feeling about your body? I would love to hear how everyone is doing!
I'm okay! My family returned to the other coast and my MIL is here till mid Feb. It's wonderful to have the help but kinda
when its the ILs. My stiches are gone .... I think. PP bleeding has slowed way down. Emotionally I'm alright. I encapsulated my placenta and I'm ingesting that. I think
Baby is great!! He's a lazy nurser but he's a natural. We are in love. He seems mellow but you never know. He sleeps a lot. We snuggle at night and I just love it. He puts his head on my breast like a pillow.
Some nights he sleeps well, some nights not so much. Some nights he wants to sleep on me, some nights he's content beside me. I've been wearing him since day 2 (mostly tummy to tummy in a MT or Moby), but it's still hard to attend to his needs simultaneously with DDs.
Speaking of DD... tandeming is weird. I'm not a big fan. She would nurse all day long if her brother wasn't constantly attached to my boobs. I'm ready to wean DD
She is having an extremely rough time with all this. I'm trying to be gentle and patient. It's hard to watch DH and ILs be insensitive to her, or at least I perceive it as insensitive. Ugh. And the looks I get when she wants to nurse. I feel like I have to remove us from the room to nurse - which I do, but I resent that since this is my house.
My body is squishy and pale. I'm in my regular clothes and at prepreg weight but I have lost all muscle tone and cardiovascular fitness. My pallor is apparently so bad that the receptionist at the pediatrician felt compelled to comment, for SEVERAL MINUTES, on how sickly and off my color is. Thanks. Really. I needed that.
Lizbiz - sorry about the bells palsy. Glad Rosie is such a delight.
Angela - You seriously rock but I have to say that I
whenever I think of amy commenting on your labia and sending
in that general direction. I looked after DDs birth and pretty much have never, ever looked again. She was born in 07.
Amy - ditto to seaheroine. You belong with us, and maybe also on birth trauma, but here first.
Remijo - I hope the mastitis heals up soon!