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Originally Posted by Mulvah View Post
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 hate that I'm going to ask, but is anyone else not bonded to their baby? For as much as we breastfeed, I would think I would be. (I actually think the breastfeeding is why I'm not feeling bonded to him yet.) I do adore him, but I'm not at that I-can't-imagine-life-without-him phase yet. I feel guilty.
i have lost 23 pounds already, but because none of it as in the hips, i cannot wear my pre-preggo pants! i'm gonna have to get some new pants soon, i think- in order to look decent while i get back in shape. this depresses me.

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Originally Posted by jtrt View Post
I had a c-section, developed a broad ligament hematoma and had emergency exploratory surgery a few hours after she was born. My husband thought he was watching me die. I had 3 blood transfusions, 2 CT scans, multiple ultrasounds, etc. Oh, and since she was born Christmas Eve and I had so many complications, we were in the hospital until 12-26 and we missed Christmas with our children.

My recovery has been very slow. My incision opened up weeks ago and is STILL being packed every other day by a visiting nurse. I am anemic. I feel traumatized by my hazy memories while I was bleeding internally. I am very grateful for my precious baby girl and grateful to be alive but really upset by what happened on her journey to us.

Sorry to dump on everyone here. I probably belong in the birth trauma section but I am sick of not belonging where I started out. I am doing better everyday but the truth is, it was a horrible experience from start (3 miscarriages in a row prior to conceiving Edelweiss) to finish (c-section, complications). My body and I are not on great terms right now.

Amy
oh, sweetie- that sounds awful and i am sorry that you are dealing with all that. i am glad that you and your daughter are safe after such a gauntlet.

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Originally Posted by jtrt View Post
Angela, no! Never, never look! Nothing good can come from looking! I looked once....

Hugs to you. I'll be thinking of you and your labia

Amy
ugh. i have not looked either. i had stitches and abrasions from the baby coming out so fast (rocket burns! lol). i went from 5 cm to 9.5 in 45 minutes and he came out in 3 contractions. boom!

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Originally Posted by Sharlla View Post
Work is jerking me around though, I was only planning on taking a vacation but they told me that I had to take FMLA because I was taking off more than 2 weeks. That's not a big deal but I have to get a release to go back to work before I can go back to work and if I can't get it before I am scheduled to go back to work (on the 6th) I will be fired. Pretty crappy way of being treated after working there for 3 years. So I have no insurance and no Dr, hopefully a walk in clinic can give me what I need, I'm not going to tell them that it's for child birth because if I did then they won't give me the paper since they don't do OB care (which I don't need or want) Such a PITA. I have to spend $150 for a lousy piece of paper.
sounds like you should get a lawyer, actually. i would not let them screw me over like that! you can raise a stink!

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Originally Posted by jillmamma View Post
Q for all of you...are you still having pp bleeding, and if not, how long did yours last?
yes- it is yellowish-brownish and i just use regular underwear and pads at this point. i am 20 days post partum.

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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
I have NO libido at all. My yoni is completely off limits. No desire to do anything whatsoever. Man I hope this changes or poor Harry's gonna be totally frustrated soon!
i hear that. i do not feel like sex at ALL!!!