Originally Posted by Sky
Still feeling numb on part of the c-section area.. YUCK! i don't like this numb area.... i'd do it all again of course and I healed easily but something IS missing!!!! OB said it may never go away even after years!??? is this true? I had my other 2 reg V births. It just feels weird or lack of feeling LOL or well strange i guess. Anyone else that has had a c-section know what i mean. Furthermore, I feel greatly blessed Sång is doing very well but I feel like I never gave birth :-( and I feel awful saying that :-( I just need to get over it I guess....
*sigh*, maybe my hormones are trying to balance out...
Sorry Sky. I don't know anything about that, but I hope that goes away soon! Being numb would be exceptionally weird.
Originally Posted by alittlesandy
Glad to hear others have been through the same thing!
Forest, no, I've never taken the mini pill. Was on the regular pill until age 35 (before kids) and then struggled with infertility both times I tried getting pregnant. I am planning to get fitted for a diaphragm at my six weeks pp visit (I used one in my twenties and loved it), because I don't want to go back on the pill. The whole idea of birth control seems strange to me after six years of struggling with IF, but we don't want more kids and don't want to take the risk. I suppose DH might consider a VS, but we are nervous about burning bridges.
I'm scared of the pill. I know many people who had infertility afterwards, and I just have insane mood problems when I'm on it. We just use condoms- which we apparently don't have a fabulous record with. Ah well, luckily we want 1 more kid so we can look into something more permanent later.
We did look into a vasectomy after our second was born but the doctor wouldn't do it because my husband was so young.
Originally Posted by forestmushroom
I think A might have some reflux... he doesn't like the bed unless I am in it with him, and propping him up in the corner of my arm/shoulder. He likes to nap in the little bassinet thing, though...
So I went "back to work" today... and it was kind of weird, but not too hard with just the baby... I don't know what I will do this summer, though. I think I am going to pay my big kids to 'baby sit' the toddler and keep him entertained. He loves playing with them... But otherwise pretty good! I worked a good 6 hours and still have about an hour left (to do tomorrow).
I put Everett in our bed, swaddled, with his head propped up on a pillow. Totally not SIDS safe but he's also not moving at all and I check on him frequently to make sure nothing has shifted. Once he starts moving we need to find out another plan- or hope that he can sleep flat by then.
6 hours of work with a newborn! Good for you, that's amazing! I feel like I've accomplished a lot if I get dishes done and the living room tidied.
In other news, I think that cutting out dairy is MAYBE making a difference. I don't want to jinx it so soon, but I'm on day 3 of no dairy and the amount of screaming yesterday and this morning is remarkably decreased. He normally screams for 2+ hrs until he falls asleep- and I mean endless, inconsolable wailing- and he went down for his morning nap with barely a whimper. Fussed a bit while I swaddled him, and then just settled into the crook of my arm and that was it. Crazy.