You know, Piglet, as soon as I hit send on that post and logged off, I thought of you. :LOL
I'm glad that you're comfortable with your c/s births. I think there is a lot of peer pressure on these boards to have a drug-free vaginal delivery, if not to squat in the woods and catch the baby on your own... I think that's why so many people feel defensive about their birth experiences here. (Okay, I think that's why I
feel so defensive about my birth experiences here. :LOL) It's more than just peer pressure... it's an overwhelming sense that if you don't do it "the right way" you're willfully harming your child. I've still got issues with all the attacks on my character earlier this year, so I'm going to drop this before I start to get nasty again.
Remember when I thought maybe I had my period a week and a half ago? Well, I'm pretty sure that I ovulated about 40 minutes ago.
I'm kind of ticked off about it. I mean, there's a chance that I won't get my period on CD 21-28, but I'm officially not holding my breath. How depressing! I actually borrowed "Breastfeeding and Natural Child Spacing" from my LLL library to see if I had missed something with Eli (when I got my period back at 3.5 weeks pp) and the only thing I could think of was that Eli couldn't comfort nurse-- he always got milk, so he would cry if he was full and needed to suck. He'd end up sucking on a finger (never would take a binky), either mine or Mike's.
I figured that I'd get around that, by being sneaky and tandem nursing. Two kids, more sucking, no period, right?
Apparently not. Someone out there seems to think I should have my children closer together than I do. Sorry! I can't do that. It would be horrible for Rivkah; she needs
her nursies, so much so that even if I had started out with abm I'd probably be trying to relactate right now. Her little kidneys can barely handle mamma's milk, what on earth would abm do to her system? I shudder to think.
I just think it's not fair to get your period back so quickly at all, to say nothing of having it happen while tandeming. I mean Eli nurses a zillion times a day, and he's fairly serious about his nursing-- it's like work to him. Rivkah's gone from the 25th percentile to the 50th, because she gets all the milk she wants and never has to work hard for it... hm, maybe it's my overactive letdown that's doing it! Maybe because my kids barely have to think about nursing to have milk squirting all over the place, I'm not stimulating the entire system. Or maybe I've always had a lot of prolactin, so my system is accustomed to it. I don't know. What I do know is, I've never heard of anyone getting their period back at 4 weeks pp while tandem nursing, so I guess there's something abnormal about me. *sigh* Back to the careful routine! :LOL