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#31 of 34 Old 08-08-2007, 05:01 PM
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I'm here, too.

Originally Posted by manitobamama View Post
I'm right there with you on the pp paranoia, although I really think for me it's my obsessive compulsive coming out loud and clear. I am always thinking what if.... to the point of what if I drop her, what if I lose it and shake her.... NOT THAT I WOULD EVER DO THAT! I think it's partially pp hormones and the kids driving me CRAZY! I'm am to the point of wanting the twins to go back to their moms.... which I have never thought before since their bio mom is crazy! But they are wearing me down I'm tired and sick of trying to get them to entertain themselves. They are used to sitting in front of the tv all day at their mom's so that is where I catch them if I don't have an activity for them. Dh is great but he works all day every day!

I'll post later as babe is calling!
I have these same sorts of anxiety issues, but not just post partum... on every aspect of my life. i constantly have to remind myself that it's not going to happen.

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#32 of 34 Old 08-13-2007, 10:07 PM
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Wondering how all you mamas are settling in? Waking up every 1/2 to 3 hours to this sweet little girl is getting more comfortable. Figuring out how many dipes etc. to take when we leave the cabin is easier. Knowing what she needs to make her happy is more commonplace. My hands are so full with this baby that I hardly accomplish anything else. On one hand, I'm relieved to have waited for this place in my life to start raising kids. On the other, I feel sad that I could have been experiencing this incredible experience for years already...

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im still here.....
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#34 of 34 Old 08-14-2007, 09:59 PM
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I'm here too.. never got around to posting a birth announcement. Here are the specs:

Simon Nicholas Low
born August 3 2007, 10:42pm
7lbs 9oz
home birth with midwife
yay no drugs! I made it!

Rationally speaking we have a very easy baby. He's been healthy from the start and didn't actually lose ANY birth weight at his first weigh-in on day 5. He gained 6 oz instead! My milk supply came in with a vengeance - I have really strong let-down and so he has to slurp air and clamp down on the nipple to control it. This means we have to burp him vigilantly, but we're not very good at it so there have been a number of very dramatic spit-up incidents.

Health-wise I am great. I think I might be slightly hyperthyroid because I've lost 23 lbs (am now 7lbs over my pre-pg weight and I attribute that to the huuuuge boobs). My bleeding is just lochia now - mostly a clear/beigeish discharge. I'm still really bruised "down there" but it is getting better slowly.

Emotionally I'm a wreck. I'm confused and conflicted about how to be a good AP mama without totally subsuming my personality and disappearing in a puff of maternal smoke. DH keeps nagging me to do something or read something that has nothing to do with the baby, but whenever I do this I feel like I'm neglecting him. The hormones are in full swing and I have gigantic crying jags at least once a day. Last night I got maybe 2 hours of sleep which makes everything today seem twice as bad as it really is. Rationally I keep telling myself this is just baby blues, and I am trying to build up my confidence by looking at all the things we are doing right. But as I'm sure you all can empathize, it's very very hard.

*sigh* this too will pass.
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