Originally Posted by leurMaman
I tore pretty badly, and I'm still sore sitting down. I haven't gotten as much help as I wanted. Elora is 3 days old, and I've been cleaning, sweeping, doing laundry, cooking meals, and just bathed two kids. It is hard work, but I tell myself that other women in parts of teh world don't get "postpartum doulas" or the luxury of too much help. DH has babysat the two kids most of the time. I wish he would do more, but you know we are still working through DV issues and a near-divorce. It is what it is.
Mandi, this worries me. Your body needs to heal. I'm not trying to put undue pressure on you b/c I bet you are doing fantastic with the other kids plus the baby, but is there no one else who can lend a hand? If you tore as badly as you say, you need to be off your feet so your body can mend.
Maybe push DH just a little more to help out? I know you are doing the best you can and I'm sure you are totally rockin' it, but seriously, mama, your body needs time to heal.AAM
- Nora is like, a champion sleeper. Seriously. We did our normal routine yesterday and then she ate at around 11:30 pm or so. We all went to bed. She was up at 1 and then up at 4 and we nursed for about 45 min both times, and then boom - she's out like a light. She slept till 7:30, ate again, and now she's still sleeping (and it's 9 am!). I would worry if she weren't such a good nurser. She's taking the left side much more now, almost like she knows
she has to work harder on that side. I'm glad we are working through our issues! Each latch on that side is such a huge victory!
Otherwise, we are running out today (hopefully, if I can get my Moby figured out) to pick up a co-sleeper. DH and I are just not as comfortable as we thought we would be with her b/w us. Neither of us feels like we are falling into a good enough sleep for fear that she's going to smother, and we can't roll over when we want, so we are going to get a sidecarred co-sleeper. I think it'll really help my peace of mind too, since she sleeps for such long jags at a time, I worry she's stopped breathing.
Ok, time to go nurse, I think I hear her awake.
Have wonderful days, mamas!