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post #21 of 26
anyone else ready for their boobs to stop leaking? Even with nursing pads it seems I am always covered in my own breastmilk, and after a while it smells. I think I do as much laundry for myself now as the baby!
post #22 of 26
Yes, thank you, 200-500 for first 6 months, about. 2000 is about how many calories I should eat! That would be seriously awesome though. I would just keep pumping forever. My brain is so eratic right now and my thoughts are so jumbled, I feel like if I could just get one good nights sleep at this point all would be right with the world.

And the only danger is that if you are still bleeding it means the cervix hasn't closed all the way and you could potentally get an infection. If you've been checked and it's closed, or you feel the uterus no more when you lay down (can't feel a little hard ball inches below the belly button) then you are good to go. My mw could also being giving me info based on her nervousness of any little thing going wrong. I know D and I will be soooo thrilled when the no sex life is done. My only thought is how things have changed down there, how it will feel, sex when you've been taking care of a baby and family and feel haggared and tired is dif than sex after going out and dancing and having some wine, hahaha.

I am leaking all over too. I have to hold a washcloth against the side not being used at night. During the day I am going between two black yoga tops that are tunic length and have a built in shelf bra. THe compression of the (light to medium support) bra seems to keep in the milk, not sure though, since the tops are made from spandex-y material, I can't feel when it's wet because they wick away moisture. They both hide the tummy well, and are black so I can wear them with everything and not see leaking when it happens. One is a top from lululemon that was a gift for nursing, and another is the cross back Morning Glory top from Patagonia. Great purchases in my opinion
post #23 of 26
I am in a foul mood. I'm only four days postpartum but I'm already feeling cooped up and frustrated and really anxious. There is a ton of stuff I want to be doing in the house and I can't do anything at all. I had a really bad hemorrhage and I can barely walk to go to the bathroom. Yesterday I seriously overdid it. I answered the front door, put a plate in the kitchen, and picked up a cable from the office. My house is 950 sq ft and all on one level. This wasn't exactly excessive walking. Today I feel substantially worse again. My husband is doing really poorly from sleep deprivation (our babe wants to be most active from 9pm-2am) and our toddler isn't letting us nap during the day at all. I feel like I am going insane.

I am BORED. I want to be doing things. I want to get up and get a bunch of work done. I'm still losing really large clots and my midwife has told me that in her opinion I should not get out of bed other than the bathroom for two weeks.

So I'm short tempered and nasty. I feel really bad about my attitude. My husband is trying so hard. He's waiting on me and dealing with our toddler as best he can. He's trying to do things like laundry, but he seems physically unable to do stuff like looking for stains on the toddler's clothes and pretreating them so I don't even want him doing everything.

And my computer is being weird. It's about a month old and for some reason the disk space (like 75gb) is already full and we can't figure out what in the heck is going on because I haven't put movies or pictures or music or any other data from old back ups on it. I just feel like throwing it against the wall.
post #24 of 26
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And the only danger is that if you are still bleeding it means the cervix hasn't closed all the way and you could potentally get an infection. If you've been checked and it's closed, or you feel the uterus no more when you lay down (can't feel a little hard ball inches below the belly button) then you are good to go. My mw could also being giving me info based on her nervousness of any little thing going wrong. I know D and I will be soooo thrilled when the no sex life is done. My only thought is how things have changed down there, how it will feel, sex when you've been taking care of a baby and family and feel haggared and tired is dif than sex after going out and dancing and having some wine, hahaha.
That makes sense. I actually just had a midwife appointment today and asked her . Basically she said that since the placenta is attached to the wall of the uterus when it detaches it actually leaves the wall somewhat 'wounded'. Your uterus then makes a layer over that spot kind of like a scab. If you do too much like lift something too heavy that layer could pull away and cause some breakthrough bleeding. Similar to how a wound would bleed a little if you pulled a scab off a little too early. So basically if you're still bleeding it indicates that that spot on the uterin wall hasn't healed yet and therefore could be a possible site for infection. She also mentioned that the cervix doesn't typically close fully until sometime around the six week mark. However she wasn't worried in the least, so I feel a bit better now. She simply commented that the little bit of red spotting I'm having now could be caused from having an orgasm since that can have the same effect on the healing uterus. Ooops. I guess we'll have to hold off a little longer.
post #25 of 26
rightkindofme~ that sounds really rough! Bedrest sucks no matter when you're stuck on it! I hope you heal quickly, more quickly than two weeks even.

AFM, we're day 9 now. DS2 is eating like a champ- he gained 6 oz between Tuesdays mw appt and his Dr's appt today!!! So, I guess he's getting something in spite of his reflux and throwing up large quantities of milk at me! Now, if only his nursing like a crazy man meant weight loss for me, then I think we'd have it made. I have to admit to feeling ridiculously jealous of all of you who are shedding pounds per minute around here. My body seems to panic at the extra work of nursing and starts holding onto the weight I have. It sucks. Plus, this time around baby sat so low for so long that I have a big diastasis now. I'm wrapped pretty tightly, but I still feel all bulgy and gross. Ahh, body image, how I hate thee. But, for the first time, I apparently have no PPD! At the risk of jinxing myself, it seems to have skipped me. We'll see, it's early days yet, but I've felt great so far
post #26 of 26
28 days and baby girl is 10 lbs. I feel like super mom.

We're doing great!

How is everyone else?
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