Back in pre-pregnancy clothes?!?! Not a chance for me for MONTHS! Seriously. I weighed myself two days after I had the baby and was still 50 lbs over my pre-pregnancy weight. Given, my milk had come in and my boobs were the size of watermelons, so likely heavier than the baby was, but still, 50 lbs! Baby has had a terrible rash all over his body since day 2 as well. At first I just thought it was a reaction to the world - I've got terrible skin too, but it's gotten better and worse each day, and I think it must be what I'm eating. Tomorrow I'm going on a dairy/wheat/egg/soy/processed food free diet to see if I can help him out. That should help me out with the 50 lbs, too! I'm going to try to do completely raw, (which I did for the 6 months before I got pregnant) but I'm guessing that I will need to supplement calories to accommodate breastfeeding.
As far as recovery goes, I am still blown away by how good I feel after this birth compared to the first two. Besides being tired and moving a little slower than usual, I feel better than I have in ages. My pelvic floor feels fantastic - gone is the heavy painful feeling I've had since DS2s birth. I have honestly had no pain at all. I have really had to make myself take it easy. I am 10 days out and going to keep close to home until baby is 2 weeks. I may be crazy, but now that I finally know how wonderful it can be, I'm already excited to have my next baby. Good thing my period never comes back until well past a year, or I would have two babies very close in age!
Breastfeeding is a little weird this time. Baby starts out just sucking once, pulling off, sucking again once, pulling off. I think he's trying to get past my letdown, because once that slows down he latches on just fine and goes for it. It's annoying though, especially at night, because I have to really pay attention that he gets a good latch with all his off and ons. It seems worse on my right side, and it definitely hurts more on that side, too. Now that my milk has settled, I think it is getting better.
Baby still has not name. We are still debating between three, and I have no idea how to decide. I guess that we just need to do it and move on... but it is such a huge decision, I just can't do it with out being perfectly sure, and I'm not sure if I'm going to get there.
DH only took three days off work - the day baby was born and then the Thursday and Friday of that week. I'm jealous of you who have had your SOs home for longer than that. Luckily my sister lives down the street from me and was happy to take my boys off my hands for a bit every day this week. I got a few naps in with baby and feel pretty good. I had one really bad day with my boys - lots of yelling on both our parts - but that night I talked it through with them (mostly the older one) and we decided that we would both try to be nicer to each other, and the rest of the week has been really good. I think it was a little bit of the "baby blues" coming out of me, and adjustment to the new little one from them. I hate days like that...