If you think under supply is the issue, there are things you can do to help that (fenugreek is the first thing that comes to mind). Also, even if you do end up having to supplement with formula, you can always try a SNS (supplemental nursing system) which will help you build back your supply, but keep your baby from being hungry and dehydrated (I'm looking for a site that explains the SNS better than I could). http://lact-aid.com/
Pain meds -- I absolutely agree w/ everyone else, Katie. You *need* to be comfortable, esp. w/ a toddler to care for too! I was on my meds for the entire first week, and once I got my staples out I didn't really feel like I needed them any more. I was surprised w/ how much of my discomfort was coming from the staples. Weird. Anyway ... listen to your body, and don't feel badly doing what you need to do to take care of yourself.
Weight loss ... Meli, it's weird to me too, but I've lost all 20-something pounds of my pregnancy weight too. I still have a floppy squishy belly, but I weigh what I did when I got pregnant. I've been eating normally too ... actually, worse than "normally", if you consider the halloween candy
Until Friday, I was still in my wide-elastic-waist maternity jeans (not panel ones) ... which were comfy, but kept falling down so I was hitching them up every five minutes ... annoying. Now I'm wearing what I called pre-preggy my "fat jeans" (you know, the ones you wear when you're bloated or feeling fat? *lol*) ... my "regular jeans" ... well, I can get them on, but I have belly overhang, which when you're picking up your shirt to nurse all the time ... not good
Older siblings: Ethan is doing *amazingly* well ... we still deal with the same old 4 year old nonsense that we dealt with before, but he's an angel towards Noah. *Very* loving and concerned and gentle. I can't describe what it feels like to lay in bed snuggled between my two boys, or to watch Ethan loving on Noah. It's such a fullness in my heart, it makes me get teary every time. *sniff*
I can't believe my babe is going to be 2 weeks old tomorrow. On one had it seems like he's always been a part of the family, but on the other hand it feels like I was pregnant yesterday! He's such a delight, I feel so blessed