I haven't been on in awhile - things are nutty right now. For those having bf'ing issues, I highly recommend meeting with an LC if you can -- either private session or finding a group to go to. I've done it with both kids and it was worth the time and the money. Darcy also had a shallow latch & I met with a LC who recommended that I change how I latch her in. Instead of bringing her head to my boob, she had me change my position so my fingers are below her ears and that I basically lead her chest to my chest, so that her head is slightly falling back from the breast. It's helped her get a deeper latch (even when she was about a week ppd) and relieved my nipples. It's not perfect all the time, but a HUGE improvement.
AFM - at one month ppd, we are beginning to find our groove, but things are still tough. I've had issues with my prolapse that makes it difficult to really do as much as I'd like to (which I suppose is a blessing in disguise). I'm supposed to be taking it easy and lying down as much as possible, but that's basically impossible during the day with a 3 y.o. and now a gassy baby. :( My poor DS is so bored!! I've tried to get him out a little to blow off some steam, but unfortunately most days he's being entertained by the tv. Darcy is doing well, but has been really gassy the past week or so. She also just wants to nurse all of the time, which I know adds to the problem. She refuses to take a paci, so some days I've been chained to the bed or couch nursing. She is sleeping well, so I can't complain there.
My main issue is the prolapse. It's still just weighing on me emotionally, even though several people have told me that it will resolve naturally. I've been to a PT who specializes in pelvic floor issues twice now. She also does some great holistic body work. So, for now I'm doing me exercises, resting, and trying not to freak out and become depressed when I feel my uterus literally at the opening of my vagina. It's just not right. I think the most scary thing for me is the idea of not being able to do the active things I love or what my sex life will be like if this doesn't resolve.
Sorry for the downer post. Really, overall I'm doing pretty good. It's just all of the healing process - I know that. Each day gets a little better.