It's Day 5. This a.m. I got dressed and could zip a size 10 skirt.
Eden lost her umbilical stump yesterday... I found it loose between the diaper and diaper cover sometime in the evening.. dH was home from work but I don't remember if they'd all had supper yet.. the little dried up stump is still sitting on my bathroom counter.
I caught a pee in the sink today... but then 5 min after putting on the diaper she pooped in it.
Way to go baby. Haha.
She weighed 7 lbs 7 oz today... so she's on the upswing (her lowest was 7 lbs 6 oz, a full 10%)
Oh, we slept through the night last night! Well, I'd sat in the recliner to nurse her sitting up one more time before laying down in bed. DH had been asleep 45 min to an hour already, and MIL went to bed when I sat in the recliner. I fell asleep almost immediately! I woke up a few times when Eden rooted, just latched her on to one side or the other and fell right back to sleep. MIL says she woke up once to potty and checked on us, Eden had my nip in her mouth but wasn't sucking. DH slept like a log, 11 p.m. to almost 7 a.m. and boy did he need it!
MIL and I went to WM today... I didn't find what I wanted and was much more tired than I thought I would be when we got home.
Eden pooped while we were at WM so I had to change her there.. luckily the back bathroom looked freshly cleaned when we went in there. Cleaner than my bathroom at home probably.
DH worked Sunday, Monday and today... and he works tomorrow. He'll have accrued 40 hours in those 4 days. Then he'll be off Thurs-Sat. MIL will leave Thurs a.m. I have a postpartum doula coming on Sunday so DH can work again, then Monday he has to work but the kids and I will go with him (he's on staff at church and Monday is a huge churchwide picnic). Then Tuesday I have my postpartum doula coming back over. So I should be "covered" while he's at work. Wednesday a friend is taking my kids for the afternoon. So DH will get a full 40 hours that week too.
OH... he got a raise.
We found out on the 16th and it was retroactive to May 1.
Maryliza-- my baby sleeps on my chest at night... during the day I've been able to put her down in the little Moses basket my MIL just gave me as a gift. I couldn't believe it when I lay her in it and she stayed asleep. That's a first for me. LOL I put her in the sling a lot-- like when I want to read MDC and type.
I also have the blessing of having my older kids who help and are capable of holding the baby... and my MIL is here. I've never been home alone with them until today when my MIL needed to go to urgent care for a UTI. And that was after the 2yo and 4yo were down for nap, and my 7yo, 10yo and 12yo all just sat on couches and read the entire time she was gone (from like 2 to 4).
Luckylady-- if your back is killing you, you need to make sure your sling fits. Usually my back hurts if the baby is too low. Pull your baby up closer to your center of gravity, I like to put baby up on my chest so her weight is all above my waist. That helps a LOT.
Happypants-- sounds like home is treating you so well! I totally wouldn't worry about foremilk/hindmilk stuff. That theory was created by men studying corpse breasts and stuff, the newest research is totally changing what LCs have always believed about foremilk/hindmilk. It's really not what we had always been taught!
BBM-- we got a king size bed (with sheets!) from Freecycle! Then sold our queen at a garage sale for $75. I bought a king size mattress pad for $25 off Overstock.com and paid only $1 shipping. It's been the bomb! We usually have 4 in the bed, haven't had 5 yet as ds4 hasn't come to our bed yet since Eden was born.
L'lee-- right now we all just coo at her.