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#31 of 47 Old 02-02-2014, 09:28 AM
 
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I've been really lucky this time had have felt pretty god overall, but I'm glad my placenta pills are done.

The birth high wore off last night and Ka-boom ! Hormone bomb of uncertainty.

Uli is a fantastic baby so far -- he took to nursing with surprising ease and my milk came in pretty gently on day 2.

I'm surprised the nursing is going do well because my first had a hard time latching on to huge boobs and now they feel like an advantage instead if a liability. I was side-lying the first night instead of at four months.

Does anyone else belly wrap? I did it after my first and it really helps thing go back together.

I just use my maternity support belt turned around backward and wear it for a few hours a day.
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I belly wrap and have a hip wrap too. Makes a big difference!
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I belly wrap and have a hip wrap too. Makes a big difference!

 

What do you have? I've been thinking about doing this.

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What size are you? I found a shrinx hips at a thrift store but it is too small for me. I was going to donate it to goodwill but would happily send it on to someone.
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I'm a 4-6 normally in pants.  I'd be happy to pay shipping if you think it would fit!

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I have a Gabriella elastic binder for my belly and a Shrinxhips. The Shrinxhips is really well made and easy to use. The Gabriella is a basic cheap binder. It works fine but isnt anything special. I have to wear a tank top under it bc i find it uncomfortable near my skin.
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I have a Gabriella elastic binder for my belly and a Shrinxhips. The Shrinxhips is really well made and easy to use. The Gabriella is a basic cheap binder. It works fine but isnt anything special. I have to wear a tank top under it bc i find it uncomfortable near my skin.

 

I'm torn on how much money I want to spend.  That's why I keep putting it off.  I wonder if I would end up wearing a tank underneath anyway.  It's hard to believe that even an expensive one would be comfortable.

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That was my logic. Bc even the expensive ones were getting lukewarm reviews. No doubt they are all uncomfortable, but postpartum is uncomfortable! So.
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But waering a tank under it makes it hard to nurse. Gotta take it off to pull up tank. Now if u had a nursing tank, you would be golden.
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Has anybody ordered tops or dresses from Milk?  For the $ (and I am normally a pretty cheap girl) I just want to know if they will last...  

 

My sweetie is growing like crazy.  She is 2 weeks and 2 days old and is about too long for most of her 3 month sleepers.  It is crazy.  

 

Also I need to gripe a minute.  I have taken her to the hospital lab for 2 pkus and now we have to go in for a third.  It is highly inconvenient for me to find a sitter and get to town (30 miles away) just to have them poke my sweet little one.  The first one they didn't get enough blood on the card.  The second time they used an expired card.  This is just irritating now.  


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I'm a 4-6 normally in pants.  I'd be happy to pay shipping if you think it would fit!

Bummer. It's a m/l, and I tried it on again and it actually fits over my size 20 hips (though not comfortably) so I'm pretty sure it won't fit.
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Bummer. It's a m/l, and I tried it on again and it actually fits over my size 20 hips (though not comfortably) so I'm pretty sure it won't fit.

 

Oh well, thanks for the offer!

 

iowa, I've never ordered from them so no help there.  Sorry about the PKU.  That is too many trips!  And frustrating that they could screw something so important up so many times.

 

AFM, my biggest current postpartum challenge is visiting in-laws.  Exhausting!  And... I kind of think DD looks like MIL and it kind of creeps me out when I'm nursing her.  LOL.  I also have to basically pry my daughter out of MILs arms even when she's screaming and rooting around on MIL's shoulder because she's so hungry.  Which apparently, I have to go do yet again...

 

p.s. not relevant to newborns but does anybody have an opinion on Britax Marathon vs. Radian?  I have been waffling on this decision for months.  Cannot decide.

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cwill- I have never had a radian- but I do have 4 marathons and we love them.  I believe they are all I will ever use...  Easy and comfy.  I have purchased all of mine from allbeebaby.com and always chose the cheapest pattern they have.  


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Marathon vs Radian, i had both. Marathon is much bigger, so i would say depends on your space in car and how long u want to keep toddler rear facing.
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 I also have to basically pry my daughter out of MILs arms even when she's screaming and rooting around on MIL's shoulder because she's so hungry.  Which apparently, I have to go do yet again...

 

FFS, and again.

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I'd be annoyed if my mom was like that . I haven't had to deal with inlaws yet.

Everyone surrenders the baby to me when he starts shoulder hopping.
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I wouldn't even tolerate that Cwill. Matter of factly, go and grab baby. Or better yet keep baby on you in a wrap.

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