Hello everyone! Can I just say that I love being a mama of a newborn again??? This time has been so different from when I had DD#1. The past two weeks have been wonderful (pain and all) - it's so different the second time around. I know what I am doing
. I know how to nurse, know how to change a diaper, realize that she won't break if her arm gets caught in the sack gown because I forgot to grab her tiny hand to pull it through... It's just so much easier this time.
Today DD#2 had her two-week well-baby visit. She gained 13 oz. in 10 days, making it back to her birth-weight of 8 lbs., 9 oz (75th percentile)! She has also grown 1.25"
(length = 21.5") and is in the 88th percentile for both length and head circ. I guess I can stop worrying that she's not nursing enough, :LOL! She is a dream and sleeps 4-hrs at a stretch at night, which is heaven. I actually set the alarm to wake so I can nurse her but don’t plan on doing that after the first month – I just want to make sure I have a good supply established first.Karry
! I am so sorry to hear that your family has been sick. I hope you are all well soon. How was your first day with DH back at work? And how did the ped visit go today?IOF
– thanks for asking about me
. My tear is OK. I can sit on my trusty inflatable pillow as long as I put my legs up also. Driving and sitting at the dinner table are most hard. For me this has been way
easier than recovering from my c/s, but I think it’s b/c with the c/s I couldn’t even stand
in order to sit
, kwim? I am so glad that you are recovering well – I have heard that recovery from a planned c/s is much easier than from an emergency one…do you find that to be true?EmmaJean
– hang in there! DD#1 has become quite the
to DH and to me. Thank goodness she is still an
with DD#2. I spoke with the ped today while at our well-baby visit and was assured this phase would likely pass soon. Let’s hope so!Megs Mom
– I have a little goat as well! It’s pitiful sounding and kinda’ cute all at the same time. I also joined the Yahoo! Group you posted for EmmaJean – I hope it helps us as well!Mothernature
– sorry you are feeling down. I was very “down in the dumps” with my first and was terrified that I would end up with PPD this time. Not sure if it would help you or not but I take extra B-complex and am eating foods rich in Omega 3s which I read on the PPD thread can help. Please keep us posted!