Oh, Katie...I am so eager for you to give birth! Hope this is the start of things. Had to LOL while reading your post, getting the image of you sacked out on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn watching a movie while you twiddle your nipples!
Yeah, I was up feeding Sasha when I posted. With DD I did everything in bed, but after the very first night and first waking it became obvious that wasn't going to work. I couldn't see anything to get him latched, plus his diaper always needs changing. So now we get up and go into the kids room, I change him, get him latched on, then sit at the computer (we keep a desk in here) and surf! We actually have a nice little routine going and I honestly don't mind getting up every two or three hours. I know I must be loaded up with happy mama hormones to feel that way, but there is something special about our wee hours together with the soft little light on in here.
Another new thing we're instituting tonight: in an effort to keep up with DH's new role as putter-to-bed-of-the-older-child, I was staying up and letting them have their time in bed together to fall alseep, then joining them. But Emily is now going down very late (no magic booby for her so she has to be really tired it seems) and I'm ending up going to bed at like 11 pm. I'm so exhausted in the morning, today was the second day I sent DH out with DD so I could nap. I hate being in my jammies when it's after noon! And I realized last night - this is totally stupid. If Sasha isn't eating, he's alseep, so there's no reason why I couldn't go to bed at 6 pm if I wanted to. So last night I went to bed with DD and DH, thought we'd give it a try (she'd had a very long, very LATE nap and was up until almost midnight last night). She lay next to me, but didn't ask for milkies or anything, and she fell asleep after about four stories from DH. Success! So, I'm really looking forward to going to bed EARLY tonight. After all, it won't be long before Sasha outgrows this phase of sleeping all the time, and I'll regret not taking advantage of it.
I went for my first outing yesterday, walked to the grocery store with DH. I had Sasha in the sling, he had DD in the stroller, and it was a gorgeous late fall afternoon. It's simply beautiful here right now, and I felt SO good to be outside! I decided to go for a walk every day now as part of my recovery. I felt sore, but a good kind of sore. And I am off the Tylenol 3's (30 mg codiene) and down to Tylenol 1's (8 mg codeine) and hanging in there, so hooray for that. Anyways, today I took Sasha in the sling and walked to the beach. We live only about six blocks away, but it was too far for me to waddle for the last couple weeks of my pregnancy. So today I felt like a million bucks that I was able to walk that far! I sat and stared at the water, the mountains, just the breathtaking beauty - gorgeous crisp sunshiny day, lots of people out. I was in heaven! I cannot tell you how wonderful it feels to be getting my body back and stamina back. I have a LLL meeting on Monday (our first social event, lol) and I plan to start taking DD to drop in playgroups at the rec centre this week as well.
Yup, life is good ladies. It really does feel great not to be pregnant anymore (sorry!) and being so in love with my little man. Our family feels complete and wonderful and I'm just very happy! (geez, they should bottle these hormones, hey?).
good labour vibes to everybody!