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post #21 of 45
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Originally Posted by mrsandmrs View Post

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I have A Drink, usually while I am breastfeeding in the evenings, and I don't worry about it. I think in the Dr Newman book, he suggests drinking a glass of wine if your baby is colicky - not bc the wine helps the baby, but bc it relaxes the parent who has to comfort the baby. It DOES help. om.gif  

Yep. Agreed. I'm not having wine/beer everyday but lately-- am wanting a beer to relax for the pending fussy time. I'm also immersing myself in a good book series so I've been even looking forward to nightine rocking and nursing non-stop. L is pretty mellow though-- DD1 was much worse I think. It's hard to know tho because I was so clueless!

Having a Kenny Bunkport Pumpkin Ale now! It's so good. I usually get a few sips before it makes me tired and I pass it to DH though. Ha!
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Originally Posted by Serafina33 View Post

I'm so jealous I just burst into tears reading this thread. greensad.gif  You guys are so lucky to be past this hell.

Oh mama!!! So sorry. You're almost there! If it's any consolation-- I really miss feeling Lillian inside and keep getting phantom kicks. Then I run my belly affectionately and realize... Ooh. She's not in there. That's weird.
post #22 of 45

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the physical energy I have. I was so bogged down in late pregnancy and so tired to do every day tasks. I love that I can zip up the stairs and not be tired and have a full day of activity. I have more strength to gain yet but it's loads better than when pregnant. I'm 7w pp.

post #23 of 45
I don't sweat like a whore in church anymore!!!
post #24 of 45
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Originally Posted by CookAMH View Post
 

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the physical energy I have. I was so bogged down in late pregnancy and so tired to do every day tasks. I love that I can zip up the stairs and not be tired and have a full day of activity. I have more strength to gain yet but it's loads better than when pregnant. I'm 7w pp.

 

yes! at the end of my pregnancy, i was basically napping like 6 times a day. that is a distant memory. i am bone tired and exhausted from never sleeping more than a couple hours in a row (yay breastfeeding twins) but it is nothing like that end-of-pregnancy exhaustion when i felt like i was literally dragging my huge whale corpse to the finish line. 

post #25 of 45
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Originally Posted by CDsMom1031 View Post

I don't sweat like a whore in church anymore!!!

lol.gif you and me both. The "chillow" I got seems like a stupid purchase now. I can't believe how hot I used to get! So glad that's over!!!
post #26 of 45
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Originally Posted by CDsMom1031 View Post

I don't sweat like a whore in church anymore!!!

Yes totally this, I can't believe how hot I used to get, oh and no more sweaty feet. I can wear shoes other than flip flops now lol
post #27 of 45
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I still have the postpartum sweats occasionally so I'm not there quite yet but it will be nice...

I love reading about the little things that are making us feel so much better.
post #28 of 45
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Originally Posted by OceanSolitude View Post

I still have the postpartum sweats occasionally so I'm not there quite yet but it will be nice...

I love reading about the little things that are making us feel so much better.

 

when i sleep im start to have cold sweats at nights only. my son is 2wk today, ya think its a sign my hormones are almost normal? lol

 i didnt really through out the pregnancy but now wow!!

post #29 of 45
The best thing for me is being able to really hug DF again, without the belly getting in the way!!

Other than that.. Being able to turn in bed, bending down to my toes, fitting back into my old clothes (well some of them), being able to have a glass of wine.. Haven't tried regular coffee yet but looking forward to it.
post #30 of 45
Yes, hugging DH again for real is great.

I have to say, though, now that I'm nursing I am totally missing being able to eat spicy foods.
post #31 of 45
You can eat spicy food while nursing.
post #32 of 45
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Originally Posted by haurelia View Post

You can eat spicy food while nursing.

Yup.
post #33 of 45

i forgot - i also LOVE being able to wear all of my shoes again. at the end there, when i could only fit in flip flops, i was full of despair that my feet would never go back to normal. my shoe collection has some 'investment pieces' and despite my DW's encouragement during my pregnancy (just imagine, you could buy all NEW shoes!!) i was devastated by the idea that i wouldnt be able to wear them again.

post #34 of 45
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Originally Posted by haurelia View Post

You can eat spicy food while nursing.

I was told no spicy food, no coffee or chocolate, and no brocolli, cabbage, or cauliflower (sp?). Is that all false?
post #35 of 45

Ooops. I guess my daily cup of coffee and my weird chocolate chip cookie obsession is bad. ;)

 

Really though, caffeine can cause constipation and for kiddo to be awake too much. If you notice those problems, cut back.

 

Spicy food can hurt their belly, too... From the acidity.

 

Chocolate can give them diarrhea, but I mean, it's BM poop. It's liquid anyways, LOL.

 

No idea about the other ones, I don't eat them.

post #36 of 45

I think as long as you use them all in moderation, just like in pregnancy, you'll be fine.

post #37 of 45

Its been 2 weeks since I gave birth... so lets see...

 

► Feeling human again! :D

► Being able to twist my body and grab the seat belt

► No more heartburn problems! YAY

► No more charlie horses in the butt and legs!

► No more rib cage pain! 

► No more constant kicking and jabs!

► Full bladder control! No more peeing every hour. 

► Laying on my stomach again while sleeping. * if I get any sleep

► Being able to hug my husband with out the bump getting in the way

► And oh yeah, finally thankful people are done constantly asking "When are you due?"

 

I didn't have a easy birth so there are some things I'm still waiting on. Like being able to drink, I'm on some pretty good pain meds. And thus still not able to drive or lift anything over 10lbs. Being able to have the strength to stand up with my baby in my arms. Also cant wait to get my bowels working again. Had no problems with this while pregnant, however after with the pain in that region, well lets just say its less then optimal. And because of reasons above I can't wait to be more independent! 

 

Honestly though being pregnant wasn't so bad. I would have to say the recovery part is terrible. I'm more helpless now then I ever was while being pregnant. Its frustrating. 

post #38 of 45
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Originally Posted by lilmamita View Post

I was told no spicy food, no coffee or chocolate, and no brocolli, cabbage, or cauliflower (sp?). Is that all false?

IMO this is overkill and outdated, and not validated by any research. It's generally fine to eat whatever you like unless you notice reaction in babe (as in your case, dairy is suspicious). . Some mothers do note more fussiness/gas with certain foods (like beans, broccoli, cabbage, etc),, others don't. There's no universal list of foods to avoid. Babies have immature guts and "gassiness" is just something that passes with time, usually.

Caffeine can be problematic with newborns and young infants, so it's best to limit it to small amounts or avoid it until your babe is older.
post #39 of 45
I ate cabbage yesterday and my babies both slept the best they ever have last night. I didn't realize it could affect breast milk. Maybe I should eat cabbage more?

When I try to sleep on my stomach, my giant breastfeeding boobs hurt a lot!! So I am still missing that.
Edited by mrsandmrs - 10/4/13 at 4:42pm
post #40 of 45
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Originally Posted by vc2013 View Post

The best thing for me is being able to really hug DF again, without the belly getting in the way!!

Yes, DH loves it too!

Similar to that: I was actually excited to do the dishes a couple of days ago because I can stand all the way up against the sink again. Having that big belly in the way and leaning over was really killing my back.

 

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Originally Posted by mrsandmrs View Post

When I try to sleep on my stomach, my giant breastfeeding boobs hurt a lot!! So I am still missing that.

I haven't tried it either, my boobs are so sensitive right now. But I am loving being able to sleep flat on my back without worrying about cutting off oxygen flow to the baby!

 

Also, not having to get up 7 times a night to empty my bladder. Though that's been replaced by getting up 2-3 times a night to BF...

One more thing: I had a sandwich with non-microwaved lunch meat a few days PP and it was glorious!

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