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Post Partum Mamas, tell me.............

post #1 of 39
Thread Starter 

I keep finding myself staring at ladies (in the park, in the grocery store, anywhere) and being envious of them being able to pick up that receipt they dropped, or dashing back to their car to grab grocery bags, or whatever.  Please tell me your favorite parts of having a post partum body so that I may live vicariously through you for the next little bit until I am there as well!

 

*And I do remember all of the not so fabulous post partum bits, but that is clearly not where my mind is right now!  Thanks for indulging me!

post #2 of 39

Haha, I was just thinking about this today too.  I would really like to wash the dishes without having to stand sideways and getting copious amounts of water all over my belly...

post #3 of 39
I just took a shower, shaved my legs quickly, then lotioned my legs without any crazy uncomfortable maneuvering!! So that's a perk of being postpartum. wink1.gif
post #4 of 39

tying my own shoes. lying on my back. walking 3 miles even with two babies in a Moby. Everything is so much easier not being pregnant although my belly is really jiggly and gross and it's depressing how much weight I have left to lose. Oh and I don't have to pee as much, just pump a ton.

post #5 of 39
On Monday I looked at my husband and said, "I feel so thin!". I love that I can now sleep on my side, back and stomach. Plus, no more heartburn! Hallelujah!
post #6 of 39
Just hours after giving birth, I put my feet up on the ottoman and looked and said out loud "ooh! My ankles are sexy as hell!" It's great no longer having swollen sausage feet!
post #7 of 39

My gross veins are gone, the heat of the day is not a bother, my back doesn't hurt, and my favourite, is that I can snuggle right against my husband!

post #8 of 39
My kids were impressed that I was bending to pick things up off the floor. smile.gif. Sleeping on my back rocks, as does la k of heartburn.
post #9 of 39
I know this isn't physical, but I'm screaming so much less. I didn't realize how uncomfortable I had become and just plain mean until it was all over. I feel like a "nice" mom again.
post #10 of 39
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Originally Posted by songbirdsparkle View Post

Just hours after giving birth, I put my feet up on the ottoman and looked and said out loud "ooh! My ankles are sexy as hell!" It's great no longer having swollen sausage feet!

 

I had no swelling while PG and such bad swelling since my c-section. I still have extra fluid on me. I'm so glad I didn't have to deal with that during pregnancy as well.

post #11 of 39
Postpartum is the best! I feel SO THIN, even if I am just a regular lady. I have a lap again. I can bend. Meal time (and before and after) is no longer a battle of miseries between nausea and heartburn; I could eat just for fun! I can sleep in any pose. I can sleep! Nothing hurts. I don't have to pee every 1/2 hour in the night. Also! I have a super cute baby snuggling me all the time and to adore. Postpartum = awesomeness!
post #12 of 39
Crafty and others have already listed my biggies:
- a lap accessible to snuggle my toddler - awesome!!
- seeing my feet again and TOUCHING MY TOES!!!! Day 3 I tried and I could bend to touch them. I missed those piggies!!
- walking - I can take both girls to the park and not be exhausted.
Things rock (minus the thrush)
post #13 of 39

DD said "mommy, your tummy is smaller and your nums are bigger!" yep, pretty much.

post #14 of 39
Thread Starter 

I love it!  I love it all, keep it coming... I could read this allllllllllll day! (and thank you)  smile.gif

post #15 of 39
This thread is great! Edelweiss, Im sorry you've got postpartum swelling-- I had that last time and I know it's no fun!! This time, I was painfully swollen the last 8 weeks or so before delivering. I'm just glad it's over. Along with:
Nonstop nausea and upset stomach
Worrying about the movements of a person I can't see (now I just look at his sweet little face and body!)
Peeing five times at night
Achy knees
post #16 of 39

More about sleeping comfortably, please! I had the worst night...

post #17 of 39

I'm thrilled to fit in my regular clothes. For the first time in pregnancy I hardly gained any weight (I was up 65 lbs with my DS), and at 10 days post partum I can wear my jeans- that is if they didn't hit my c section scar weird-  It's the coolest thing. I really feel a lot more like myself than I ever have this soon after birth before.  However I also have mastitis, which really sucks. 

post #18 of 39
Mamapigeon, it's great! I can roll from one side to another without groaning and taking a full 30 seconds or so to do it. And my sleep feels deeper and more fulfilling. And if your sleep is interrupted, it's by a sweet-smelling newborn--not a full bladder or achy hips or pregnancy insomnia or itchy hemorrhoids or--well, you get the idea :-D
post #19 of 39
Me too, askew. Magically, this pregnancy was a weight loss program for me and I am 20 lbs down from pre-pregnancy. I'm not wearing any maternity clothes at all; they're way too big and I am wearing skinny clothes! However, the circus has come to town in my bra. I think I'm some ridiculous thing like a J cup. Seriously, I was F or G before this baby was born and my cups runneth over! My DH loves this, but they seem too comical to me to be an asset!

But oh! I love being not pregnant! It is bliss!
post #20 of 39
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Originally Posted by songbirdsparkle View Post

Mamapigeon, it's great! I can roll from one side to another without groaning and taking a full 30 seconds or so to do it. And my sleep feels deeper and more fulfilling. And if your sleep is interrupted, it's by a sweet-smelling newborn--not a full bladder or achy hips or pregnancy insomnia or itchy hemorrhoids or--well, you get the idea :-D


That sounds amazing! Glad you're getting some good sleep!

 

Mama505, great thread idea!

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