I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one with pp bleeding still. Just enough to be annoying and it it only happens once a day, but at a random time.
I am so sore today. I blame the mean athletic trainer that made my group of postpartum moms do lunges yesterday. I have a pp exercise class twice a week that I'm trying to attend. Those 1st 20 pounds were easy. Now it's the other 20.
I'm trying to get my house ready for baptism this Sunday. I can't believe how much of the food I'm getting already prepared, but there is just not enough time in the day.
I'm enjoying reading about everyone's life postpartum.
Emmy - my DS has had a difficult time adjusting, too. I feel so bad for him. It was really bad for a week or so - lots of hitting, crying, tantrums, etc. Now that I am feeling better and things have settled down some, he seems to be getting better. I have been trying to spend as much time with him as possible and be extra patient with him. He is very sweet to his little sister, though. It's us he has a problem with.
OK, are you all ready for this - I have a hemmie, in my vagina. : It is so sore and uncomfortable. I sincerely hope it goes away, *soon*.
I went out today for the first time with the two kids, by myself. It was scary but it went fine, Madeline slept the whole time. We went to the library because I thought it would be easy to find a private corner to nurse her in if I needed to. I have to say that my life would be a whole lot less complicated if people's attitude toward NIP was a little more enlightened, yk? I am dreading going to the grocery store.
Oh, and the midwife came by the house today for a pp checkup and weighed Maddie - she has gained a pound in a week! Yowza! I think I must have the world's fattiest breastmilk, lol.
I know this is bad to say and I feel sorry for everyone with hemmies... but man I'm glad I'm not the only one. Mine actually appeared a day or two before the birth and hurt so bad because with all the ctx I was going to the bathroom so much. Hasn't stopped hurting either...
I started using the oil formula sold at amoils and it seems to be doing the trick. Probably something like that is only necessary for someone with a really bad problem that won't go away. Mine just wasn't going away. I've also had to up my fibre intake (even though I'm a freaking vegetarian that eats at least 10 fruits and veggies a day and drinks tons of water... I don't understand!! ).
2-3 more weeks of winter. Sorry, DH. I'm still not cleared for sex because my torn tissues needs to heal a little more. Oh, and I now have a hemmie too! How could you get one 4-5 weeks after you have a baby?!?!? At least I can put the witch hazel I bought to use.
Jen, : on that misplaced hemmie!!
Hemmies are one pregnancy perk I can thankfully say I've never had.
But, add me to the still bleeding club. It's over a month now, seriously, can we get on with it already?
Sorry to hear of all the hemmies around here. Thankfully mine are almost gone completely. I do recall them appearing in the year after both my previous births on occasion so don't be surprised if they come back now and then. I think they are genetic because I eat a fiber-rich vegetarian diet, too, and my mom had them, too. Oh well.
MUCH better night last night. Asleep by 9:30p til 3:30a then back to sleep from 4am to 8am. I feel like a new woman.
A couple days ago we took Clare to her well baby visit (she gained 1 lb 2 ozs. in a week!) -my older two stayed home with Grandma- and then dh and I went out to lunch with her - it was amazing. She slept in the sling the whole time and we could actually talk uninterrupted. What a concept! I walked a ton, though, and started bleeding like crazy. It sucks because I feel so good and cannot wait to get back to normal physical activity but obviously my body is saying slow down....so, I need to respect that.
I bled for 6 weeks postpartum with baby #1 and 4-1/2 weeks for baby #2, so I assume it will be about the same this time - maybe more since I had such horrendous bleeding with my placental abruption ?
So, what do you think - is someone brave enough to start a thread in Life With a Babe? Oh heck, I'll do it.
I'll be back with a link to it - this is SO weird but it's time to move on...