Tried to post the other night but ran the laptop battery out first... :irked
One-handed because little miss Eliana is too congested to lay down. Making it a bit of a challenge today but I am loving how sweetly she sleeps as long as she's snuggled on me. :love
I'm so tired and feeling drained today. I think it's just everything catching up, plus DH has been a beast - super stressed dealing with the boys and he doesn't cope well. Of course, that only makes my life 10x harder. :eyesroll I need to plan outings for them so they don't implode. Trying to remember it all gets better from here - and I think the 3yo is definitely improving by the day. Had DH take a bunch of fish oil earlier and may get him some other stuff, too. I'm trying to keep up with my placenta capsules. Maybe we'll all stay sane - maybe? :lol
I dressed my little girl in pink and rosebuds for the first time today. Pretty amazing after 3 boys and seven years waiting for a girl. I literally have outfits I bought in December 2003 when I found out I was pg with #2. They are finally washed and ready for her to wear! :happyt
Having a rough time with my stitches. :( As much as they're seeming to pull, it's a good thing the MWs decided to stitch. But, it's so uncomfortable. :( Sitting, getting up, etc., all seems to pull on it. And as much as I'm glad my bowels seem to be back to normal, having to wipe right next to the perineum doesn't help either. :( I did finally use the bottom balm by dipping tissue in it and patting it on that way - didn't seem as painful as touching it myself. And I think I'll do an herbal sitz bath tonight and see if that helps.
My bleeding is definitely light already and that's awfully nice! Made it through the night with a regular sort of mama cloth pad - yay for losing the bulk of prefolds over night! Now if my breasts would regulate a bit and not be so hugely engorged, we'd be getting on pretty well.
Anybody else get a feeling like a tight band around their chest, going along with engorgement? I was wearing a nursing tank yesterday and thought maybe that's what it was, but I'm wearing a looser fitting nursing gown today (still :o) and I still feel it some. I kinda think I remember this from prior pregnancies, though.
I'm thinking it's about time to nurse again!