I don't know about you guys, but I need just as much support postpartum as I do during pregnancy! I know everyone is busy now with their littles. But if you have a second, check in and let us know how everything is going! There are so many topics to cover!
AFM, we're 5 days PP and I'm pooped and full of crazy hormones. I'm not depressed by any means, but my brain is just on overdrive and I obsess over 5 topics at once. Is Kat eating enough? Sleeping too much? Is her poop red? (It wasn't, but the nightlight made it look bright red and I spent a solid 30 minutes reading about poop colors before thinking to turn the regular light on.) How is DS coping? Should we move to be closer to family? Do I want another child? When would be the best time to have another baby? (I seriously spent hours the other night trying to calculate this based on spacing, physical recovery, life goals, the need to buy a new house... you know, while my 3 day old sleeps next to me). On and on and on. I'm actually pretty stable emotionally, although these thoughts come from an emotional place. I can't remember when the adrenaline wore off with DS, though I remember it being similar. I was exhausted, but could not sleep between wanting to stare at him constantly and all my crazy thoughts.
Otherwise things are pretty good. She's super sleepy and I worry about that, but I think it's within the realm of normal and her alert periods are getting longer and longer. I think it didn't help that her face got pretty swollen and she still has a hard time actually opening her eyelids. We're getting a hang of nursing. I'm not a huge fan of her latch, but I apparently have indestructible nipples and the crustiness seems to have healed as of yesterday and it will get easier as my let down chills out and she learns how to deal with it. Her larynx is also a little floppy. I don't know if that affects feeding - none of the pros at the hospital seemed to think so, but it sure doesn't sound good when she eats.
DS is adjusting better than I expected. Better than I am, I think! He is the biggest focus of my crazy thoughts and I'm positive our relationship is ruined or he hates me or is going to grow away from me or I missed out on a big part of his babyhood by being a grouchy pregnant lady and everything is ruined. And I feel like that creepy mom in Love You Forever who will be sneaking into her adult son's house to rock him every night. Eesh. Oh yeah, that's where the real crazies are. Hopefully, he will continue to take things in stride and I will CHILL OUT about it.