June Chat Thread!
DH and I talked yesterday and decided he will be getting a vascectomy. No more kids for us. I'm okay with it, I have no desire to be pregnant ever again. My DH was so happy, he said "good, now maybe our marriage will survive." Funny thing is, I was thinking the same thing. This last pregnancy was hard on us.
I'm still struggling with figuring out what BC to get on.. I'm anemic so they won't place Paraguard in me, I'm hormone sensitive(or at least was to Implanon and am really scared at trying anything else hormonal after that experience), and I like the idea of a diaphragm, but spermicide is pricey :\. Too bad just letting whatever happens, happens isn't really a good choice for us right now. I'm pretty sure I'm DONE, but can't bring myself to actually make it permanent. *siiiiiiiiigh* Why can't we just tell our ovaries "Hey, I don't want to get pregnant this month, ok?" :P
Calliope got her newborn hearing exam done today(supposed to get it done before 1 month, but couldn't get in anywhere for the appointment..). She has absolutely perfect hearing, yay! Also today she smiled her first REAL smiles, and not just a gassy or reflex smile. She sat there for about 10 minutes just grinning at us.
I'm starting to temp again now (6w PP yesterday) so that is what we will do. We definitely want more (IF I can even get/stay pregnant again...I pray I can!!!) but I'd prefer to wait at least a year or close to it because breastfeeding is SUPER SUPER important to me, and even with DS getting cut off at 2 years because of my surgery, that felt too short! :(
Little man is doing some serious growing in his sleep. He is my first INSANE sleeper. We co-sleep so nightwakings aren't a huge deal to me, but wow...from BIRTH he has rarely nursed more than once or twice in the night, making a lot of 6 hour stretches (my poor boobies in those first weeks...I already have an oversupply, so one morning I pumped 12 (yes, TWELVE) oz on ONE size. I could barely move my upper body when I got out of bed that morning). But the day before yesterday he fell asleep while rocking with MIL at 6pm, we drove home at 9 and he slept through that, got home and nursed him and he slept until 4:30am. I could't believe none of that woke him up. 10 hours...sheesh. Then last night he slept from 10:00 until 6:30am! (then woke up and nursed he's been back asleep every since...it's 8:45 now) Ahhhhh! (that's a yikes "ahhh" not a good "ahh!" LOL It's nice, but I prefer a little more waking! LOL) He never sleeps very deeply, I keep an eye on that, but he's just one tired little bugger. He's up to 12lbs 10oz from 9lbs at birth, and has grown 2".
Lots of smiles and cooing here, too. It's so precious. I wish time would slow down!!!!
I'm having a hard time with birth control, too. For now, it'll be condoms and a diaphragm, which DH hates. I have a prescription for a femcap, so I hope we'll like that better. There is no way I will take any hormones, so we're stuck with barrier methods until I start temping and such. I didn't have a period PP until 13 months with DD, so hopefully it'll be around the same this time, too.
Zack is a sleeper, too! He wakes 2-3 times at night, but DD woke WAY more than that til she was 2, so I'll take it! He also naps a lot during the day, but is having a really hard time getting himself into a schedule with those naps. He gets overtired really easily and has a hard time falling asleep then. DH got him to take a Soothie and now that helps him fall asleep when he's overtired.
The coos and smiles are the best!!!! I just want to record them all into my memory so I can replay them over and over again :-)
I have NO clothes that fit! I've been wearing the same 2 pairs of pants for the past 8 weeks. I went to Goodwill and found a few skirts that should fit for now, but Zack was hungry before I found any tank tops to match them. Hopefully I can go back this week and find something.
DD graduates from Kindergarten today, so that means I need to figure out some stuff for us to do this summer! I hope I can meet a mom friend or two. I'm getting lonely. I'll miss chatting with the other moms at school, but maybe we can work out a playdate or two.
ETA: Zack grew 2 inches in 6 weeks, too! He had also gained 3 and a half pounds. I don't know where he's at now, but I'm dying to find out!
I'm just wearing maternity clothes still. I have a few pre-pregnancy shirts that fit but not much. I was a 14 almost a 12 pre-pregnancy and now I'm at least a 16 maybe an 18. I have a 4 finger width diastasis recti and the top of my belly bulges out so much I still look 6 mths preggo :( I have to fit into a bridesmaid dress for my sisters wedding by end of Sept so I've started tracking calories and exercising - but its tough with nursing knowing how much to eat to not lose my supply, but lose weight also.
I have been working out too. Started lightly at about 2w PP but just last week I started a 4 week shape up program. I am trying not to care as much about the weight as I do my shape and how I feel, but it is hard having only lost 28lbs and having 24lbs to go!! (Have plateaued since 3w PP) Boo to having worked so hard to not gain.
I got lucky and fit in clothes I haven't been able to wear for over a year. I was a 19/20 before pregnancy, and now 17/18. I've lost a total of 16lbs. I still would like to loose more.
I got the call from my OB about my IUD FINALLY! I go the 19th and get it.
Harlow is 9 weeks old as of yesterday
Not much here in the clothes dept either. I can't wear my maternity tops because they are huge on me, but my reg clothes don't fit either. If it was cold I could wear zip up hoodies and jackets, but they are too hot for now. I need loose, cool tops that are appropriate and comfortable for breast feeding.