crystal_buffaloe-My back has been like that with a couple of my births. I'd love to go to the chiro again (I've been once) but she is out on maternity leave right now. As for the nursing thing, that's SO normal. Our hormone cycle causes us to have lower supply in the evenings. I just sit in a chair and let her switch hit as much as I can!
mamanF--Oh my! He's SO big :) H is a sleeper too, and I almost embarrassed to admit it. Though like you, I have had a really BAAAD sleeper too, so I know it's nothing I am doing but rather temperament!
nuku--I totally would have DH put the bottle out when he moves downstairs with DD. BM stays good a lot longer than we think. If you use a microwave, you can heat up water in a large glass and submerge the bottle in the heated water too. I'm glad pumping and the gym are helping you find some balance right now. /that is so hard.
Carlin--UGH!!! How awful to be sick! Get better soon.
Jend--About the only reason I would have preferred a c/s would have been to have my tubes tied. Figuring out bc stinks. I'm so glad you and your LO have gotten the hang of BF!!! Pumping is not my favorite at. all.
Originally Posted by Carson
DTD, I am not 'interested' per say, but well just taking one for the team, kwim? ...I'm sure my ibido will come back in oh 18 years...
Bwaaahaaahaaaahhaaa!!! Thanks for speaking the truth, Carson!!
WCM--I'm with you on the crazy supply. I am pumping 2x a day with no herbal support at all and pumping anywhere from 22-30oz! I'm glad I don't have to pump more often than that though. I'd probably leave around 16oz to be safe. Have you thought about just putting the pumps from later in the week in a Mason jar instead of freezing? THen MIL can use as needed and you can freeze whatever is left when you get home? I've had better luck with that than set increments.
judy--Night terrors. TERRIBLE. I'm so sorry you're dealing with them. Knock on wood none of my kids have had them, but both my niece and nephew did. They're so scary, and you feel so helpless. Yay for stopping bleeding! I'd be excited to get moving/sweating again too. I think everyone finds their own balance WRT to how much we subjugate our needs to the needs of the baby and how much we need space/"me time" to be the best mother we can be. Figuring out what that balance is is the tricky part!
AFM--Well, I thought my bleeding was done, but then I started having a lot heavier bleeding last night. It had tapered off to sporadic spotting. I think I remember reading somewhere that that was common? I was exactly 4 weeks pp yesterday. I feel fine, so I'm not too worried about it. I'm pumping to donate, and I pump mostly my right side only (it responds better to the pump) and getting about 25oz which is enough to feed the other baby entirely. A good feeling, and selfishly, I'm glad I don't have to pump more frequently than I do. As for sleep, I'm almost embarrassed to admit that H is sleeping anywhere from 5-8 hours in her first stretch and only waking to eat. She's a little challenging to settle for the night, but once she is asleep, she is OUT. She does the first stretch in the cosleeper from about 10-11 to 5 or so. Then I bring her into bed, nurse her side-lying, and we go back to sleep for 3 hours or so.
We are done with babies, and I am very, very sad about it. Four is plenty for us, but I am sad that the being pregnant part of my life is over. And I really wish we could have another son to have more balance in our family...but that's certainly not a guarantee even if we were to have a dozen more kids! I'm really trying to appreciate H's babyhood because this is it. It's hard with other kids though. We need to decide what to do about birth control though...DH is likely going to get a vas, and we should do that now since we have a high deductible health plan. But part of me gets sick at the thought of making it *that* permanent.
I'd love to continue to keep in touch! I definitely would miss all of you. I am sad that due to my IRL stalker issues I had to name change and drop out of my old DDC. They are still somewhat active in the Toddlers forum as far as I know. I have good friends from due date threads on other sites from my older kids as well.