Originally Posted by Jenny01
I am having a really hard time sleeping this week. Clarissa will only sleep in my arms and I just cannot sleep like that. She doesn't even like being put down beside me. She also did not gain enough weight at our appt on Tuesday so I'm worried about that too. I am feeling really down and sleep deprived right now
we had to finagle a position. generally we both fall asleep when i nurse him laying down. and we wake up when he loses the nipple. some nights he doesn't wake me up until his down grumpiness. we're tired enough from that! he doesn't want the boob then, so i'm pretty clueless about how to hang out w/ him in any other way yet.....
Originally Posted by typebug
Meanwhile my midwife came over yesterday with a Doula/midwife-in-training and announced that she is going on holiday in a few days and if i don't deliver by basically tomorrow am i ok with having a student midwife instead. A student midwife who can't do sutures, has never done a hospital transfer or dealt with a complication and only has 30 births under her belt. I'm feeling a bit like the rug was swept out from under me. I feel like a bitch for saying it but i do think it's her responsibility to stay till our baby is born. It's not like there's another midwife to take over. Thoughts?
uh- completely unprofessional and unacceptable?
my midwife had another woman go into labor when i did, but she was only the doula at that birth and i was much farther away. in a situation where 2 women are in labor, i'd be willing to accept another midwife, but thankfully she was very clear that i was first priority due to distance and the fact that she was my MIDWIFE. grrrrrrrr......
Choe'smama- i miss tandem nursing!!! i'm glad i get to help out another mama, but pumps are not as effective as toddlers, and i love love love nursing toddlers. my little girl just grew up so fast!
How are you doing?
great- feel really amazingly recovered from birth. tired, but also doing a lot during the day as well as providing all night suckling for my darling little man.
What is your biggest challenge right now?
ENERGY. mentally and emotionally i still want to hide and just be nose to nose w/ my baby in bed for a little longer. please?
Who are your cherished support people (go ahead and brag about your great MIL or DH)?
my 7 year old son is AMAZING. he brings me wood for our woodstove, is doing great on his schoolwork, loves to help w/ chores- and this is him doing his reading for today-
which buys me about 30 minutes of free hands time!!! he's actually bouncing the bouncer w/ his foot- no batteries yet. and baby likes foot.
Hubby has been great- he shifted his entire schedule so he leaves the house around 10am after giving me an extra hour or two of sleep after my dawn wake-up. and he's done most of the shopping and has also been taking a kid or two w/ him on adventures when he can. this weekend is going to be crazy, so he stayed home today and worked in the living room which is a huge challenge for him, but it was very nice to have him around.
Any questions for other mammas?
who cares enough about chores that they've figured out how to do them? i've gotten back on top of laundry, but the bathrooms are wretched, i just bought a new broom and swept the living room floor and the kitchen (i do the kitchen nightly) but i am just barely keeping the house together and pretty much choose one thing a day to catch up. but w/ a family of 7, that means i'm getting really far behind each day!!!