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Finn is about 5 days old now.  Anyone else have a baby who will nurse for a bit and then conk out -- tight lips and all - and not need the 2nd breast at every feeding?  I have been pumping the other side when this happens for comfort occasionally.  But now of course I'm antsy that he's not nursing enough.  Thoughts?  Diapers are good, but I'm not sure about his weight.  I don't have a good way to weigh him.

 

I had this same thing happening. For the first 5 days he was the best nurser in the world, but now he won't latch right and gets so frustrated and ends up only nursing one side at a time. I go back to the ped tomorrow for a follow up, so we'll see about his weight then.

 

 

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Also, I feel guilty about this, but I'm finding breastfeeding to be a pain in the butt (or boob, I guess).  I'm hoping it gets better soon.  People tell me it will.  It's just...I hate feeling like I can't move or do anything for so many hours of the day.  Also I have some soreness when he first latches on.  So I kind of dread the feedings.  Then my mom keeps telling me he absorbs my negative emotions or whatever, and I feel guilty about that!

I'm with you on this! River just started having problems with bfing the last few days, which makes him get all cranky and upset, then I get all cranky and upset.... I hope your mom isn't right about absorbing the negative emotions, otherwise my poor little guy must be so upset!
 

 


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Also, I feel guilty about this, but I'm finding breastfeeding to be a pain in the butt (or boob, I guess).  I'm hoping it gets better soon.  People tell me it will.  It's just...I hate feeling like I can't move or do anything for so many hours of the day.  Also I have some soreness when he first latches on.  So I kind of dread the feedings.  Then my mom keeps telling me he absorbs my negative emotions or whatever, and I feel guilty about that!

 

And the ped told me to feed him in an upright position due to the gas issue, which sucks because I like the side-lying position at night.  Sometimes I can even fall asleep while he's nursing that way. 



Are you still having a lot of pain with latch?  It stops once the milk starts flowing, right?  If not, you might want to get that latch checked.

 

That dread is kind of normal - especially when you're still having pain.  It gets so much easier.  And when you think it's not ever going to get easier, think of it this way -- this is the hardest part.  As Anton gets older, it's going to be so super easy to run out of the house, feed during the night, etc.  Switching to formula now to make it easier means that until he's 1 or older, you'll always have to prepare bottles, clean them, buy formula, etc.  So, it might seem super easy NOW to switch, but for the long run, sticking with nursing will be LOADS easier.  I try to keep that in mind when I'm frazzled, at least.  This is the hardest part.  I think by week 3-4 you'll have it down pat and won't even be thinking about it.  It'll just be second nature.  Hang in there.

 

I too love sidelying.  Technically, extra milk/air should be dribbling out when he nurses that way, so I wouldn't stop doing that.  Just make sure daytime feeds are semi-upright.  I'm doing the same thing b/c I basically firehose Finn every letdown and he chokes and sputters and then spits up.  Every time.  JOY!eyesroll.gif


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I just wanted to double check.. I don't mind having milk dripping down to my knees (or maybe I'd try to find a bra that fits..), but..

 

My boobs can't -actually- explode, right? Because lefty seems to want to try.

(His jaw isn't on quite right and my left nipple is smaller, so that one is a much harder nurse. We're getting his jaw adjusted today so hopefully...!


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I don't think it's possible but mine are definitely at the brink as well.  I am loving my pump when the porno boobs get too out of hand, lol!


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Thanks for the pep talk, Carrie!  I needed to hear that! 

 

Yeah, I still have pain with the latch.  I worked with several nurses and LC's in the hospital but none of them actually saw him successfully latch because we couldn't get him to at that time, except while using a nipple shield (due to his being given a bottle and a pacifier in NICU).  When I got home with him I was finally able to get him to latch on ME after several attempts.  That was about a week ago.  After about 30 seconds when the milk is flowing it doesn't hurt anymore.  But I do have soreness between feedings, too...I have been taking showers with my back to the shower head because it hurts when the water hits my boobs greensad.gif


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A thought on latch...

I'm with Carrie, that you've got to hang in there with getting a good latch. Because, honestly, I think part of getting a good and comfortable latch is just time. Newborns have little, tiny mouths. Poor Martha can open her mouth in her widest yawn, and I can get what (to a lactation consultant) would look like the perfect latch, but it's still going to hurt a little because her mouth vs. my Hershey kiss nipple is just. not. big enough. With DS, I'm pretty sure that the thing that really changed was that he got bigger, and once he grew a bit more, the latch became more comfortable.

Just don't beat yourself up over the latch, because you're probably doing it just fine. Eventually your baby's mouth will catch up to the skill!!

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Thread-crashing the sore nipple discussion, but has anyone mentioned Soothies?  The gel pads saved my life with my first baby who had a barracuda latch.  (I suspect he sucked so hard because of his difficult birth---vacuum extraction---and things were better after some chiropractic/craniosacral work for him.)  

Anyway, gel pads are the best thing ever for really sore (cracked, blistered) nipples!

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I just want to say I hate Medela's electronic breast pump. It's been barely three weeks and it's gone caput on me. And it's not cheap...yikes. Then I freaked out and got Ameda's double motor pump. Luckily, this can be returned as long as I dont open the box. And thankfully I got Medela's warranty some shit plan so, at least I'll get the money back. Now, I'm going to get a manual pump.

Does anyone have any recommendation pls?? I'm thinking of Philips Avent one but not sure how tht will be.. Anyone?

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Cate is gaining weight like crazy here ... so different from early days with DS! As of last Thursday & her 3wk M/W appt, she was up to 8lb10oz, from her birth wt of 6lb9oz.

 

She's sleeping fairly well, we had a several night pattern of 9p-1a-4a-6a, up for 90min, back to sleep from 7:30a - 9a or so. It was a really nice pattern, then we went away for the weekend, and got out of routine, the last couple nights have felt like she's been up every hour, but I know that wasn't really the case, I'm just tired from the weekend away & wishing for more sleep!

 

She's fitting in her cloth diapers now, but is definitely a super soaker. DS was not, so I don't have a lot of doublers/soakers that fit in my little diapers. I'm going to be digging out my diaper fabric stash soon & making some new doublers. She's being changed about 10x a day and a infant size PF is soaked to every single corner each time. If for any reason it's got a dry corner to grab to get it off her, she'll pee on me while I'm changing her! It's crazy, she's only eating for 10-15 min at a time, every couple/few hours, but must be taking in a LOT as she's both a super soaker & gaining weight rapidly.

 

Does anyone else feel like they are doing laundry constantly? I'd forgotten how much laundry one small person could add! Between her clothes, the blankets I keep using to wipe up the tiny bits of spit up, diapers, and my clothes not surviving more than one day either from spit up or milk leaks ... it seems like we're at 4-5-6 extra loads a week!
 

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I just want to say I hate Medela's electronic breast pump. It's been barely three weeks and it's gone caput on me. And it's not cheap...yikes. Then I freaked out and got Ameda's double motor pump. Luckily, this can be returned as long as I dont open the box. And thankfully I got Medela's warranty some shit plan so, at least I'll get the money back. Now, I'm going to get a manual pump.

Does anyone have any recommendation pls?? I'm thinking of Philips Avent one but not sure how tht will be.. Anyone?


I have the Medela Harmony & have been really happy with it. I used it for the first year or so of DS's life to pump 2 - 4 bottles a week so he could have them when I was at my night classes. I dropped it on the floor when he was 2.5 yrs old and it broke (so don't drop it on stone floors ...), and they were really good about helping me find a local seller to get the replacement parts. I never did buy them as DS was still nursing but not needing pumped milk anymore at that point.

 

I had DH pick up the new version of the same one recently, but had him buy it in the US, as it was 30$ more in Canada! Now I use the parts that weren't broken onmy old one as the spares for my new one.

 

I briefly used a Avent manual pump when Finn was little, but really didn't like it. I find the Harmony easy to operate even if I have to do it one handed, while also nursing on the the other side.

 


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My ds is now 10 days old.  He's a generally calm baby compared to his other brothers and sisters.  He nurses and falls back asleep.  That's been his pattern so far all except for the day I ate beans at night and I will never do that again.  LOL!! He was fussy all night.

 

I don't know about his weight gain but he is pooping alot so I guess that's a good sign.

 

Dd who is almost four has been having a hard time with less attention but Im sure she will be okay.   Dd who is fourteen is the biggest help in the world.  My other three kids are very happy to have a new brother and are holding him every chance they get.

 

I haven't been out at all yet and not up to it as I still am trying to get over a case of mastitis/plugged duct.  I'm not sure which one it was...I had high fever for 24 hours and then a low grade fever for a morning and then it was gone....the redness is still not gone and I could swear I still feel some knots in my breast that I'm still trying to massage out.

 

I kinda spend all my time in my room and don't feel like venturing out.  My fourteen year old has been helping with everything from feeding the other kids to diaper changing the new baby.  I don't know what I would do without her.  She is gold.


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My ds is now 10 days old.  He's a generally calm baby compared to his other brothers and sisters.  He nurses and falls back asleep.  That's been his pattern so far all except for the day I ate beans at night and I will never do that again.  LOL!! He was fussy all night.

 

I don't know about his weight gain but he is pooping alot so I guess that's a good sign.

 

Dd who is almost four has been having a hard time with less attention but Im sure she will be okay.   Dd who is fourteen is the biggest help in the world.  My other three kids are very happy to have a new brother and are holding him every chance they get.

 

I haven't been out at all yet and not up to it as I still am trying to get over a case of mastitis/plugged duct.  I'm not sure which one it was...I had high fever for 24 hours and then a low grade fever for a morning and then it was gone....the redness is still not gone and I could swear I still feel some knots in my breast that I'm still trying to massage out.

 

I kinda spend all my time in my room and don't feel like venturing out.  My fourteen year old has been helping with everything from feeding the other kids to diaper changing the new baby.  I don't know what I would do without her.  She is gold.



That's awesome to have such a good built in helper.  Fresh air might do wonders for you though.  How's the weather where you live? 

Also, do you have poke root?  It's powerful stuff and should break up those knots and the hot red spots in a day or so.  You can order it online - no need to run out.

 

AFM - Woo hoo, got on the scale this am and 172!!  Down 17 lbs in a week!  Today I'm going to try to tidy up the house (hahhaahahaha) and work on birth announcements.  

 

I weighed Finn yesterday just on the bathroom scale (holding him) and he's up to 8.8.  I want to get him back up to 9 (his birth weight) by Friday.  Ha, just a challenge for myself.  LOL!  

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I don't have time to respond individually, but I wanted to chime in on the soar nipple thing. I was having a lot of issues from when my milk came in until yesterday morning. I was using the traditional hold and then tried the football hold because one side of my left nipple was getting so soar, but it hurt so bad still and she was not draining the boob and I was freaking out I was going to get mastitis. I can not do the side lying yet, my nipples are too sensitive and I can not react fast enough if she bites down. So on a whim i leaned back, laid her on my tummy and let her latch on, and OMG, what a difference. I think flow was the issue, she would open fine to latch, and she would keep my nipple in her mouth, but she was biting down to try and slow the flow. When i lean back she keeps a good latch the whole time, and now I alternate between her on my tummy and also leaning back but using the more traditional hold to get more of the boob drained. Yesterday morning was the first time she totally drained my left side and it was so nice.  It fills up and gets soar between feeding, but I know I will get relief now! And my nipple is healing up and we have had a few feeding with absolutely no pain at latch on either. I hope we can keep up the good streak, mastitis scares the crap out of me! It felt like I spent half the first year of DD2's life in bed with breast infections!

 

Also, all of my babies have pretty much only done one side per feeding, unless I don't feel like the last boob was drained all the way or i am soar in which case I will start on the lesser side, wait for let down, then switch when her suck is a little less vigorous.

 

kendra is slightly jaundiced also, we have not tested her levels at all, I have not taken her to the ped ( have only spoken to her on the phone about kendra's ultrasound and when she offered to set up an appointment I told her we were seeing the MW still and would bring her in at 8 weeks, she did not seem to have an issue with it). The midwife has been back three times and said she is not yellow enough for concern, mostly just the whites of her eyes now and the MW said that would be the last part to clear up. Now you all have me thinking though that her good sleeping is from that! i really hope she keeps sleeping well even when it clears up! I am so worried that as soon as DH goes back to work she will start staying up all night! She has two to three super alert awake times each day that last 2 or more hours though, so i don't think she is really sleeping too much?  She is a mega pooper, so far every time I have put something pink on her she has blown out of her diaper! Not sure if it is a coincidence or if she will be my tom boy! I put a blue dress on her today, we will see if it is just pink she hates, or all things girly! She would be fine if I started n the cloth diapers, but i am not ready for the extra laundry yet. DH has been doing all the other laundry, by I am too controlling over the diapers to let him wash those! DD2 has been wearing sposies for nap and bed time too since the week before I gave birth! I am so tired of putting diapers in the trash, but oh well!


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I just want to say I hate Medela's electronic breast pump. It's been barely three weeks and it's gone caput on me. And it's not cheap...yikes. Then I freaked out and got Ameda's double motor pump. Luckily, this can be returned as long as I dont open the box. And thankfully I got Medela's warranty some shit plan so, at least I'll get the money back. Now, I'm going to get a manual pump.

Does anyone have any recommendation pls?? I'm thinking of Philips Avent one but not sure how tht will be.. Anyone?


I've got the medela manual pump. It's a bit clumsy for me to use, but that's probably because I haven't gotten much experience with it, and I don't have much of a need for using it right now. For the price and how I'm planning on using it, though, it was the best option.


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Sarah - before my milk was in we had no trouble side lying, lol, but now that my bewbs get too full, Finn can't latch laying down.  I have to sit up to get him to latch, and since it's too dark in the room I usually end up going into the living room.  So far it hasn't been hard b/c he only wakes once in the middle of the night, and the 2nd wake up is like 5-6 am. In the later wake up, I just sit up, latch him on, and then lay back down with him side lying.  It's still too painful to fall asleep nursing, but at least I can lay there with my eyes closed resting.  

 

Anyway, I digress, that's awesome you figured out laying back helps!  I might try that b/c I'm still choking this poor kid out with every let down!  I know once he gets bigger it won't be an issue but I feel so bad when he sputters and flails.

 

I haven't started cloth yet either.  I wouldn't mind putting them on him, but like you, I'm not ready for all the extra loads of wash.  I told DH I could start them but once they ran out, they might sit and fester.  LOL.  He laughed and just said whenever I'm ready.  I have so many cute dipes I can't wait to use.  I need to prep my infant pf's though -- I thought I could use the nb ones but they're too small.  We've just been using them as spit up rags.  At least they aren't going to waste!  I wonder if the kissaluvs 0's will even fit him??  Hmm...

 

I have the Medela freestyle.  I like it ok.  I've only pumped for comfort a handful of times but usually get a good 2-3 oz out of each boob.  I'm just throwing it all in the freezer for now.

 

Oh - I have to share this.  DD was watching me pump and wanted to help me store it.  Shes been weaned for almost a year now, so she has no interest in nursing.  But as I was about to pour the milk into the bag she goes, "No, a glass.  I want to try it.  I want bress-milk."  So I poured like an ounce into the glass and she seriously gulped it down and then said, "MMMM!  Delicious!" I asked her if she remembered having breast milk and she said, "Yes, I love bress-milk!!"

 

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Carrie, that is too cute about your DD!

 

Kendra was not really even sputtering before, and rarely even had extra milk dribbling from her mouth, so i had no clue the flow was too strong...


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omg, nora is SO freaking cute!!!!



I am SO happy I got a totally chilled baby this time! Reminds me so much of dd2....unless he is put in his pack n' play...then he wants mama back lol!


How is everyone feeling physically so far? I'm 4days pp, and am feeling the best out of all four births.

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and carrie, WOOT on the weight loss! TOTALLY jealous over here. I'm down about 10-11lbs at 4days pp. I look a lot thinner thanks to belly wrapping, but damned this water retention!

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Thanks Jill!

I was very bummed b/c I had only lost 11 lbs about 3-4 days pp, and I was like wth?  So I've been consciously drinking a ton more water, and consequently peeing a lot more.  It hink it's helping flush out the fluid.  

I don't feel too huge, but maybe it's just in comparison to how huge I was!  LOL!! Maybe it's time to start a postpartum exercise thread?  I'm thinking I'm going to start walking by the end of this week.  What do you guys think of that?  Just on the treadmill at a decent pace -- nothing intense.

 

 

Here... official "before" pics.  Sigh.  It begins!!!

 

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17 down...about 35 to go!!!  Yikes!


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Carrie, looking wonderful! I hope I look that good after I have the babe. 


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I weighed my self a few days ago and was down about 15, but i still have have 32 to get to what I was prior to this pregnancy. I am so ready to start working out, or at least walking, but I am going to hang low until my 2 week check up with the MWs and then start walking and slowly build up. I have worked out 6 days a week for the last year and a half up until last Monday and not doing anything is driving me nuts. I am already bummed at the loss of muscle tone... I know it will come back to me and I want to take it easy to make sure my milk supply stays up, but I can not wait to get out of here and push my body a little.

 

I was thinking a PP exercising thread would be great! I would be interested to know what everyone else is doing to make sure i am not doing too much right off the bat. I am interested in every ones calorie intake too. My MWs said to increase my calories by 500 a day for breastfeeding, but since I am not working out now I have just been eating the same as i was, I have no idea how I will cram in more calories once I start exercising again, especially since I cut out most dairy while I breastfeed.


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I was 154 lbs right before he was born.  Now I'm 134 lbs and have been for several days. I hope I lose a bit more easily.  I haven't really started exercising yet.  My first goal is 120 lbs.  This is 12 days after he was born.

 

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No time to reply to everything. School starts tomorrow for my girls so it's the last minute school rush here. AND they changed preschool teachers for my DD2 around at the last second, she is flipping out, so we are trying to see if we can get her moved to the K room now. She misses the cut off by 2 weeks, they offered us last spring to move her ahead (she would repeat K next year due to birthday issue ) this year but we turned it down because we loved the preschool teacher so much who is now in the K room. I'm kicking myself over that now...

 

 

 

Anyway, I've got 24 lbs to lose. DS2 turns 4 weeks tomorrow and I haven't lost an ounce in 2 weeks. Not fair at all. The weight never just falls off, who ever is like that, I'm hating you right now. orngtongue.gif I had really hoped to get down another 4 lbs by now so I had 20 left to lose but apparently not to be. And I'm getting the feeling that working out is never going to happen, I can barely feed myself and kids (even more frustrating that I'm not losing anything, I'm hardly able to eat!) and get us dressed due to constantly fussy baby. 

 

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Yay for those who are loosing weight! Hugs to those who aren't :(  I was soooo shocked how fast I lost weight in the first few weeks, I must have been holding so much water. I lost 23lbs in the first 2 weeks, now in the third week, I am only 8lbs above my pre pregnancy weight. My stomach looks pretty close to what it did before, just a little pouch and my button is a little deeper. My hips are definitely wider, I'm hoping this gets better so I can wear my non-maternity jeans again soon! I am starting to feel ready to exercise again, would love a post baby work out thread here! As for caloric intake, I haven't really been counting, but I have been having a hard time getting anything to eat at all, we can't keep up with the grocery shopping, and I get so preoccupied with the baby and trying to keep the house in reasonable order that I forget to eat. I hope that as I start to get better at doing the mom thing, I will get better at getting out of the house before 3pm to get to the store, so at least I can keep easy food on hand!

 

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I lost about 35 lbs in the first week and I'm sure most of it was water weight. You can hate me if you want, but I'm pretty sure I weigh at least 100 lbs more than a lot of you did at 9 months pregnant thumb.gif


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Ada will be three weeks old tomorrow and I'm down 18 lbs so far. I have 15 more to drop to get back to pre-pregnancy weight. However, I am already back in my fat jeans. winky.gif

 

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peony - I am not really sure when I will find the time to work out... something else will have to give! Just not sure what yet!


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Last time I got on the scale, about 4 days ago, I was down about 21 lbs and Alexander will be 3 wks old on Thursday. I gained 53, so I have 32 to go to get to pre-pregnancy weight. But my weight was still up above my goal weight due to the miscarriage I had last summer, so I really have 45 left to lose to get where I want to be. greensad.gif

I'm one of those who doesn't drop weight easily AT ALL, so I'm going to have to work my booty off (literally) to lose every single pound. I'll be joining weight watchers again soon (im a lifetime member) and I plan to start walking/jogging as soon as I stop bleeding completely. I'm down to only needing pantyliners, so that should be very soon.

The biggest problem will be finding the time to exercise. Nickolas (ds1) is still having a very difficult adjustment to having a baby around taking up all my time and handling his tantrums and clinginess is a full time job by itself. Not to mention that Alexander only takes long naps when he's right next to me, all other times he's waking up constantly and wanting to nurse. It's going to be a real challenge to figure this out. I really need it though. My mental health is going to shit with all the stress Nickolas is giving me right now. I'm gonna lose my mind soon!

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The biggest problem will be finding the time to exercise. Nickolas (ds1) is still having a very difficult adjustment to having a baby around taking up all my time and handling his tantrums and clinginess is a full time job by itself.


Will Nickolas tolerate a jogging stroller?  My plan is to do half hour increments -- basically a short walk with DS, that will eventually turn back into my daily short run.  It's not much, but DS loves the jogging stroller.  I figure that leaving DD with DH for half an hour is a pretty small time increment, and then DS will get some alone time with mommy.  You could maybe play it up as just that -- "let's go have our special half hour together!"

 

I'm hopeful that I can make that routine happen 3 or 4 times per week.  Easier said than done, but it might kill two birds with one stone for you.  Your DS1 gets to feel special and be alone with mommy ("baby is too little to go running with mommy, but you're a big boy so you can come!"), and you get a short work out, get out of the house, etc.

 

I've got about 20 pounds to lose.  I think another 5 or so of it is probably still water weight.  I haven't gone through my "sweaty days" yet, and with DS I was still rapidly losing weight until about 8 weeks postpartum.  I think 8 weeks is probably my accurate representation of what I'll be tackling.  Sigh.  Because of my blood loss, I'm not technically supposed to even be walking until 8 weeks postpartum.  It's killing me!

 


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Will Nickolas tolerate a jogging stroller? My plan is to do half hour increments -- basically a short walk with DS, that will eventually turn back into my daily short run. It's not much, but DS loves the jogging stroller. I figure that leaving DD with DH for half an hour is a pretty small time increment, and then DS will get some alone time with mommy. You could maybe play it up as just that -- "let's go have our special half hour together!"

I'm hopeful that I can make that routine happen 3 or 4 times per week. Easier said than done, but it might kill two birds with one stone for you. Your DS1 gets to feel special and be alone with mommy ("baby is too little to go running with mommy, but you're a big boy so you can come!"), and you get a short work out, get out of the house, etc.

I've got about 20 pounds to lose. I think another 5 or so of it is probably still water weight. I haven't gone through my "sweaty days" yet, and with DS I was still rapidly losing weight until about 8 weeks postpartum. I think 8 weeks is probably my accurate representation of what I'll be tackling. Sigh. Because of my blood loss, I'm not technically supposed to even be walking until 8 weeks postpartum. It's killing me!

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He used to go with me on my runs every day until I went back to work full time last December, which was also the yucky 1st trimester time when I basically gave up all physical activity. I do plan on trying to get him to go jogging with me again when I start up. He's not much of a stroller kid, but he did always like riding in the BOB. I just need to wait until Alexander settles into a nursing pattern that allows me to be away from him for a stretch. Right now he cluster nurses all day long and won't even take decent naps unless I'm the one holding him. When the weather cools off I will probably put him in the moby or ergo and wear him while I push Nickolas in the jogger. I won't be able to run, but a nice walk is better than sitting around on my ass!

I think I'll keep losing for a few more weeks too. After my first baby, my weight dropped fairly quickly for about 6 weeks and then I plateaued. I actually started gaining weight at about 3 months postpartum, which was truly crappy. It was at that point that I decided to do something about it and went back to weight watchers. So, I agree. Wait until 8 wks out to set your starting point. No use stressing about the numbers until you can actually do something active to combat it. And by then, you should be a lot closer to your goal anyway.

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