Originally Posted by jenifera2
We can sometimes see the congestion and can usually suck quite a bit of snot out. She sees the ped this afternoon, so maybe we'll have better ideas to try tonight? She usually sounds fine when I wear/carry her upright and awful when she's lying down, especially on her back.
How did things go today Jenifer?
Originally Posted by mangopaco
etsdtm99, my wife tore and has two stitches and told me that on a 1-10 pain scale, she's still at a 5, 15 days post partum. The midwife said 4 weeks before "beginning" to feel normal.
Our 15 day old has been grunting for 3 or 4 days now. Anyone else have a newborn that sounds like a po-bellied pig?
Looked it up and it sound like it's normal and may be related to their uncoordinated digestion.
We also started bed-sharing for a week and it's going great. Baby and mom are sleeping much better. We are overly cautious about sheets and space but I think that bed-sharing may work for us.
I had a few small tears but hardly feeling sore here at exactly 3 weeks pp. Tempted to try sex, but holding off for now... last time we tried at 3 weeks pp and it ended up not being at all comfortable and it wasn't really comfortable until like 3 MONTHS pp... I'm wondering if that was because we started up again too soon. So I'm going to give it a bit more time this time...
Mangopaco, roftl Ozzy makes some serious grunting sounds, especially when he's gassy. He'll stretch and get red in the face and do grunting/groaning and then poop/fart.
I've actually wondered if I need to cut out drinking milk because he seems a lot gassier than Emma was... he spits up a little every single time he eats, and there is a lot of grunting to where sometimes he seems uncomfortable-- although usually kind of bicycling his legs seems to make him feel better and make him able to poop. Emma never had any food sensitivities and I never had to watch anything I ate with her, so this is new territory and I'm not sure if I'm even just overreacting. Anyone else have a big spitter? I seriously change my shirt ten times a day.
He seems to be getting some of it down, though, because at exactly 3 weeks he is 11 lbs 4 oz!!! That's 3 lb 3 oz up from his birth weight! I am literally about to get the yellow-edge prefolds out because he is outgrowing his newborn diapers. Crazy-- so much bigger than his sister was, she was always kind of a long/skinny baby.
Em is doing really really well still... she can get a little overexcited but is all about lovin on the baby, haha. She does her "Em-kisses" which is pressing her forehead on his forehead (she does this with me and my husband too) and if he starts crying will run around bringing me diapers or the boppy, rotfl, it's unbelievably cute. She weaned a few months back and I was worried that seeing me nurse would upset her, but nope, she grins when I nurse him and will sit and cuddle with me at the same time, and pat his back. I'm really happy at how well she's taken the changes.
She's now sleeping in the bedroom with her dad (used to sleep in there with me), and I'm in the kids room on the twin-size mattress with Ozzy. I am all about co-sleeping... since I'm so busy with Em I don't have as much cuddle time with Ozzy, so "our time" tends to be after Em goes down for the night-- Ozzy and I can hang out in the kids room during his evening awake-time, and then cuddle all night. He's a great sleeper anyway, only wakes up every 4 hours or so to nurse, then goes right back down.
So, all well here, although a bit busy with both of them... which I guess is to be expected, haha.