I wonder how the other new mamas are doing now that baby has arrived. There is just so much to do, I can't seem to keep up. One baby was alot easier than 2, but I think we are doing well.
DD#1 (21 months) seems to love her little sister, but I have to keep her from smothering her w/ hugs and kisses all the time. SHe has also hit her a few times, but we are working on the whole "gentle, easy w/ baby" thing. I am trying to make her feel special, but I feel like the entire day is spent going from one kid to the other (nurse, change diaper, wipe bottom and clean out potty chair, rescue baby from sister, find an activity for #1 to do, and then it's time to nurse again). I am just thankful the baby is so pleasant. She just sleeps, or sits and watches big sister. I have put her in the sling few times, but she really just likes to sit and watch Lacy better.
The housework is starting to pile up, and I just don't have the time/energy to keep up. I hope that's only temporary, and that I can get back in the swing of things soon. So far no baby blues, but maybe that's b/c I'm too busy to be blue? I am using up my frozen foods pretty quick, but still have a few easy dinners left.
And now for how I feel physically, I am still so sore. I don't remember being this sore w/ DD, but this time I had a hematoma, it's like a huge bruise, that they cut to allow it to bleed. It still feels like someone kicked me really hard in the crotch, 12 days after she was born. I had a few tears, and they are healing up very well, and are not giving me any problems. I am still soaking in the tub as much as I can, preferrably every night. I use an ice pack if I get too sore. Maybe squatting down so much to deal w/ DD#1 is making it sore? I try not to pick her up much, but as any mom knows, that's practically impossible. I am still bleeding pretty heavy, too. Last time I was done bleeding by 2 weeks, but I'm still having dark red bleeding? It isn't a whole lot, so I'm not worried, I just thought it would ease up more by now. Also, the pads are giving me blisters
I considered cloth, but thought that would be too much for me to deal w/ right after baby. Now I would buy some, but by the time they got here, I probably wouldn't need them. My milk supply is finally starting to even out a bit. I leak like crazy, but I did w/ DD too. One thing I have noticed is that my left side is producing more than the right. W/ DD #1 it was the opposite, the right side produced more
So, how are the rest of you doing? Any good suggestions on dealing w the discomfort? I am just the grin and bear it sort, so I'm not doing much. I wish I could take it easy, but durring the week everyone works, and I'm on my own. On the weekend, MIL likes to watch DD some, and this weekend my SIL is coming down, and going w/ me to the ped tomarrow b/c I will have both kids. Also, how many of you are out and about already? I went to the bank Friday, but that's the only place I have been so far. Monday I take the kids to the Dr. for a well visit, and I will probably stay home most of the rest of the week.