welcome to the other side, mamas!! congrats!! how are you doing?
Things have been going so much better than i expected here. with such a difficult labor and recovery with DS, i had some looooowww expectations for how things would be this time. since DD's birth was so fast and easy, recovery has been a breeze. DH went back to work today after having the first week off, and it's going off almost without a hitch! It's also obvious to me now that I really did have the PP blues last time. I have been on cloud nine this time...well, i have had a couple of hormonal incidents, but they have been mild and still don't compare to how things were last time.
DS absolutely adores his sister, and it's so special to watch him admire her. tandem nursing has been going well....so long as i eat almost constantly. sleeping is also going much better than expected, although coordinating bedtime is still a little tricky. DD sleeps so good it's almost unnerving...i wonder if it will stick or get worse....either way, i am super duper lucky that i have been able to sleep as well as i have.
the hardest part has been remembering that i just gave birth about a week ago and that i still need to take it easy. i'm prone to overdoing it and then crashing. i'm super annoyed with my MIL right now; we had a entire conversation about me overdoing it and her sympathizing. So DH asked her to come over this morning to help with breakfast so that I could relax a little, since DS has been super clingy in the morning (that's one of our big cuddle times usually). When MIL came over, she immediately asked for DD, then let me fend for myself for breakfast. Then, she asked me to make some for her. Then, she just stuck DD in the bouncy chair and talked with DS. I was livid. She's supposed to come back over this after noon, and I think I'm just going to tell her to forget it.
Oh, and she tried giving DD a pacifier last night...after i said not to. they were out because ds found them in a bag of baby stuff and he's been playing with them.
meanwhile, a mom from my local mom's group, who lives a good 40 minutes away and just had a baby a few months ago (and has a toddler) offered to come over tomorrow to drop off food and do chores for me. It's amazing that some people can be so generous and self less and others just don't get it.
....And I do just want to say that MIL is great in a lot of ways, but she just drives me nuts in a certain way too.
So most of this thread was a vent for me, but I am curious how others are doing.
So, let's chat!