typing one handed here...excuse typos....
Sorry for all you mamas feeling bad.
It sucks to be healing from birth, lactating AND be deprived of sleep.
It's one of the reasons I pushed to be discharged early from the hospital. Between the constant checks on me and ds3 (and right after I would get him all fed, swaddled and asleep too), and them leaving the room lights on ALL.%*%#.NIGHT.LONG., there was little/no rest. I was literally in tears my second night stay when dh had to go home.
I must say that while the recovery from this c/s is 'easier' than my first, it's still really hard. I have to stay on top of my water, otherwise I literally go all weak, nauseated and feel faint. I also have to make sure to eat regularly. It's weird, but it's as if my thirst/hunger signals are gone. If food/water looks okay, I am good/need to eat. If food/water looks gross, I know I've slipped into the 'bad' area and will need to do intensive intakes of either one to get back to 'normal.' For example, yesterday was near 100* and I didn't drink enough during the day. I felt like passing out and it took 10 cups of water to feel normal again.
Sleep wise, I've been okay. Elias seems to like to go for an hour and a half to 4 hrs between feedings. Well, he naps a lot. And when he's awake, it's constant nursing. So if he's awake for an hour or two, it's nursing for an hour or two. Which is nice. I also seem to have the side lying nursing down a bit (not always tho, that will come in a few more weeks as his neck gets stronger), so not too bad.
Is anyone else dealing with the baby blues? I'm breaking down in tears about almost everything, it seems. Can't watch movies or tv shows without something triggering it. Totally freaks out dh and my family. I'm also mourning the fact that I had to have another c/s. Mourning what could have been. And strategising whether a VBA2C is even warranted. To which my mom replied 'honey, that's something you won't have to worry about for 3 more years. Just enjoy your baby right now, and in a few months, start researching it a little bit". Which was good advice. I don't want to miss this happy newborn stage looking backwards/forwards.