I took a short cut in typing out our story( i hate to type
) here it is:
the nioght she was born we kept her just in blankets for a couple of hours then put on a newborn gown and cloth diaper. we dressed her because we were going to be doing a lotus birth and i wanted something to be able to secure her umbilical cord to so it didn't get pulled on. well after a few hours of feeling frustrated trying to bf and have dh hold her while the placenta was still atteched , i asked her if it was ok if we cut her cord now, well she smiled so thankfully i didn't feel too bad with not being able to go thru with the lotus birth, we cut the cord really long and kept it inside of her gown. anyway she nursed most of the night and passed three meconium poops by noon the next day.
we caught two of the three. and after the third poops we didn't put another dipe on her but kept one under her and signaled when she peed. the first 2-3 weeks she didn't like the sling and after the third day her cord fell off so i kept her nude against me under my robe. the robe acted as my "sling" for the first 2-3 weeks. then i figured out how to tie my rebozo so that she was flat against me (skin to skin) like a froggy. the bottoms of her feet , just under her tush, and her back were sopprting her in the sling.
also sleeping she slept on my chest in her froggy position and i used a cpf just under her loins.(mostly skin to skin) or i would be daring and not have anything under her but i would have a cpf where it would leak on the bed if i missed it. but co sleeping really helps to know when they are going to pee/poop.
now at ten weeks i have her in clothes but still wear her all the time.
but i just heard of and started to read the continuum concept and think that i may go back to skin to skin cause she will be warm enoughg in the sling. after reading the book it makes me wish that i had done more skin to skin in her first three days... but i don't feel too bad she is much better off than a baby who was born in a hospital or a non ap/cc baby. (no offense to others)
hope that clarifies things , sorry its so long and rambling . i pottied her three times and nursed her while writting this
Lisa and Kaiya 10/02
lol by the time I actually finished this post mothering is having tech difficulties and i can't post it yet
also i really recomend the Continuum Concept to anyone who has not had their baby yet