Those who have babies already
How old is the wee one now? 10 days old
How is nursing going? Very well, she latches on well...mostly she nurses every 2 to 3 hours, and usually will nurse for about 10 to 15 minutes, sometimes 30 minutes. Most nights though, in the middle of the night she will want to nurse but will not want to nurse laying down, so I end up coming out on the recliner and using the boppy and she nurses there and sometimes we end up there for the remainder of the night.
How are you healing? Any "blue" feelings? A little bit. Mostly it's just been exhausting .... sleep deprived, etc. I will just have these little bouts of crying once or twice a day, usually brought on by a small argument with DH over something not all that devestating. Oh and the other day I was talking to my aunt and she asked how I was and I started crying, but felt better after I cried. Just little emotional spurts like that. They don't last too long and seem to be getting better.
As far as healing goes, I didn't have any tearing so there is hardly any soreness left in that area. I'm still getting some cramping, but don't have to take Advil for it anymore since it's not that painful or frequent anymore.
How are your other children adjusting if you have any? Jakob who is 2 1/2 is adjusting relatively well I think. He is doing things I'm pretty sure to get attention, such as throwing things at us (usually they are small objects that don't actually hurt us). He will pretend to hit us when he's mad...make a hitting motion towards us but not actually hit, but sometime he does actually hit us. He's been going into tantrums when he doesn't get his way, which he never did before...ala "I want it now!" and stomping his feet, and laying on the ground and kicking etc. Oh, and he's gotten extremely dramatic about any owies he gets...he's had this band-aid on for 3 days now and still comes up to us crying that it hurts when its already completely healed. Maybe a lot of this is typical 2 1/2 yr old behaviour though. He's really not showing any malice toward his sister, quite the opposite..he's very lovable towards her. He's always asking to hold her, and saying, "This is my baby sister". And he's always keeping tabs on her, like if DH is in the other room holding Piper sometimes Jakob will see me without Piper and will ask "Where's the baby?" And he's always coming up and kissing her, etc. His schedule has definitely been disrupted though and he's sleeping and waking odd hours...sometimes he will sleep throught the baby waking to nurse, sometimes not. Last night he did wake up at 4:30am and we had to put a cartoon on for him so we could snooze in the living room with him watching it. And he was up until noon and then slept for 3 hours. And one last thing, he is nursing a bit since my milk came in. He gets mad sometimes that I don't let him nurse when Piper is nursing. Sometimes I will , but usually its not that long. I let him have a longer one on one bedtime nursing if he wants it though.
Do you have enough help/support? I feel like I could use more. I mean, my DH has been home but i wish we could afford a post-partum doula. It's really hard for DH to focus much on me when he is trying to care for Jakob, and do lots of shopping and cooking and cleaning for us.
Anything you would like to add? Nope, I think already wrote a book :LOL