Andy, sounds like DH wants a little attention from mama too.
Of course you can't over-mother a newborn! THat is what makes them so precious.
All this talk of yeast, and they did give me a few antibiotics maybe an hour before the birth, made me worry about Evelyn's white tongue. Midwife says it's normal, though, since she has no white spots inside her lip or elsewhere. Of course my nipples are sore, but that's normal.
We have yet to figure out how to position the newborn comfortably in a sling. We don't have a front carrier. Hmm. This seems like it will be a lot easier once she can hold up her head. How long will that take?
You all sound like you are really up and about. We went out yesterday and the day before, but it is too much for me. I am staying upstairs now with a sore bottom. The midwife prescribed herbal baths twice a day - yay!
Good job to Karen and Andy for resisting the sugar. That has to be hard. I had a chocolate shake yesterday mmmmm.... er, guess I shouldn't talk about that.
Evelyn is a good baby, and lays down on the bed to sleep quite well. She does prefer a nice chest to sleep on, though. We keep her in the bed with us, or occasionally the cosleeper. She doesn't seem to mind the cosleeper, but it seems too far to me. I like her within arm's reach (her arm).
Heidi, you're cracking me up with your romantic labor-inducing evening on the 10th.
ITA on the changing def of a good night's sleep.
Az, sucks about the weakness. Take it very easy. Your story helps me feel better, thinking about the parts of my birth that did go well.
ha ha Lisa about Victoria's Secret.
Midwives' gifts: I'd like to send her more money, since she way undercharges. Is that appropriate?
Ann, Garage sail? Is it going to blow away?
felt like a rite of passage. I mean, DH said my butt turned purple and got big and bulged out. If that doesn't make me a woman, what does? ha ha.
Go heidi. I hope she is doing well.
The new baby is so awesome. I don't mind when she does want to nurse for hours. At least, not while DH is here to wait on me.