I finally have two hands so I can type! I'm no expert but here are some of my thoughts:
Carrie - (and anyone else with night-crying babies) I honestly think that even our little newborns get overtired. They may not really be in pain...just simply protesting sleep. You may not have a good sleeper on your hands and you may not ever get a solid nights sleep for the next two years, maybe even longer.
None of my kids have been very good sleepers. My DD is 4 and just in the last year has she actually slept pretty well and even now she still wakes up at least 2 times a week. Only now she's old enough to find her way to our room and get in bed with us. Before we always had to go to her.
Sorry to be the one to break this news but it could be reality for some of us.
Might I say that my sisters baby slept well from the beginning! I hated her for that.
With my first baby I had sore nipples for a minimum of 6 weeks. I think it's different for everyone and we can't really guage what it will be like for us by what others have experienced.
With my first two I did have less body hair post partum but this time it seems to be growing faster! What's up with that!?
I was taking airborne, echinacea and vit C. It seemed to really keep it at bay and allow me to keep up with everything during the day. For Annie I gave her breastmilk in the nose at least once a day and that's all. I am still suctioning her nose if it seems like it needs it but even a small amount of mucous can sound like more than it really is in a tiny baby's nose.
It is sooo hard to get the daily things done with 2 kids and a newborn and
do all the things required for moving. I can't wait until this is over an it's only going to get busier the closer we get to move date. We don't have a swing or anything, I've had a couple people stop by to hold Annie while a pack a box or two.
Ugh, I really want to get to where we are going b/c it's so much better but do we really have to do all this work!?
Did I mention we are moving the week of Thanksgiving....So DH wants me to have everything all ready to go at the new house for a Thanksgiving dinner, I'll have one day to do it.