Originally Posted by junebug2011
I am SOOOOO tired. There is so much I want to do but I just want to sleep all the time. T is a great breastfeeder but she still cluster feeds at night. Should I just let her do it, or is there something I can do to encourage her to sleep a bit longer (i.e. more than 2 hours at a time?) She sleeps a lot in the late evening.
I feel like my tear is still pretty sore, how long does that take to feel better? It was a first degree, we are 11 days PP now.
Ezrah cluster feeds in the evening too. I've just come to expect it so I've adjusted. The good news is that he'll do his cluster feeding so all I'm doing for 2+ hours is nursing and then he sleeps for a bigger chunk of like 3 hours before waking up to nurse again.
I had 2 tears: one was a 2nd degree perineal tear and the other was a surface labial tear. The perineal tear doesn't even hurt, the labial tear is a nightmare. With my oldest I tore as well, and it was a full 5 or 6 weeks before the stitches had absorbed all the way, but it was feeling better before then. Maybe more like 3ish weeks? Try epsom salt baths, they really help a TON!!
We had our first WIC PP today and Ezrah was weighed and measured, and I was weighed and had my iron checked. On Friday his weight at the ped was 6 lbs 15 oz, down from his birth weight of 7 lbs 4.5 oz. Today, his weight was 7 lbs 7.5 oz!! The kid has gained over half a pound since FRIDAY!!!! Go on baby, suck all that fat right off of momma... ;) As for my weight, I'm pretty happy. I started my pregnancy at 225, dropped down to 199 at my lowest, and ended up at 220. I'm down to 210 now, not bad for 8 days PP. If I could walk longer distances without my lady bits hurting, I would be doing nightly walks around the neighborhood. My iron is still low at 9.3, but it's higher than the 7.9 or whatever that it was in the hospital when I was discharged. Yay for iron pills and spinach!
Baby Daddy refused to sign the birth certificate, which means that legally Ezrah has no father. I can either leave it or establish paternity through the Office of the Attorney General. Since Baby Daddy has "threatened" to relinquish his rights several times since about the 3rd month of my pregnancy, I'm just leaving it. It makes me deeply sad that he doesn't want to be a part of Ezrah's life, but I figure if he doesn't want a part then he shouldn't have one. How anyone could look at this sweet, smooshy, perfect, lovely, amazing little person and NOT want to be with him every second of the day is totally beyond me. However, the flip side is that Ezrah won't have to deal with a father who is in and out of his life, who doesn't follow through on promises, and who hurts him by not really wanting him. This also means no chance of child support, but I'm okay with that. The fight for child support is not worth my son's mental and emotional well-being.
And on that note, I think I need to go take a nap with my little squishy.