I had birth trauma from my first, was DREADING labor this time, esp. a pit induction, and fantasized about a caesarian, too! And then…even induction this time was e.a.s.y. Don't psyche yourselves out! Sending peaceful, calm birth vibes and visions of fat, happy babies
I was wondering about the night pooping today, too…if i didn't have to check diapers I wonder if I wouldn't have to be getting up at all. I also wonder if these first couple of weeks form habits, or if it is just about keeping everyone alive and happy?
On another front, tendering with my 2 year old dd isn't so bad- except that my in-laws are here and everyone clearly strongly disapproves of still nursing her. I'm really mad that dh insisted they come when they wanted- I feel like the first two weeks should have been ours to bond and incorporate him into the family, and now since they descended on us on day 6 I've just been angry, feeling judged, and trying to get everyone to lay off dd, who is having a hard time sometimes sharing her mom with the baby. oh, and I'm not feeling like sharing him, either. He's a week old, and he is mine to hold!!