I had guessed his weight to be 8lbs 5oz and he was 8lbs. 4.5oz, after 2 pees, I was right about something. Length was 19.5in, and so far his hair looks like Connor's, kind of a coppery brown. His in utero temperament seems to be holding true, he eats, pees, poops, and easily goes to sleep, what a relief!!!
The only big kink thrown in my recovery was that the next day I hopped in the tub and a couple of hours after I got out I developed a fever of 103 and spent the next 3 days on IV antibiotics recovering from an infection probably due to an infection in the lining of my uterus, not fun. I was finally discharged on Wednesday and headed to my in-laws to recover a few more days before heading home sweet home on Friday. I'm still amazed that I ended up having my water birth after all that and am so thankful we were able to keep up such great communication with my doc who really respected our wishes and was willing to work with our stubborn ways.
Now that I've been home for a bit and finally able to post the story I've got a question about pelvic pain. I've got some serious ache going on in my pelvis and it definitely feels like bone/muscle ache that is so strong that I can't sit for longer than a couple of minutes at a time, which is why it took so long to write up the birth story! It also means I can't even sit long enough on our soft couch to nurse, I've actually had to get up and walk around to BF because my rear end hurts so much:. I certainly remember aches associated with my previous births but I was not as negatively affected afterwards and the babes were even bigger!
I had been taking advil and arnica right after the birth but stopped the arnica since with me it seems to not work as well when I'm using it days after an incident. So I'm considering increasing my advil and possibly contacting the Doc to see if there is anything stronger. I'm usually pretty stubborn about dull pain like this but it's really interfering with nursing, resting, typing, snuggling with my boys...life! Any recommendations?
Proud mama to three bouncing unschooled boys:, Ian5/02, Connor9/04, and Andrew1/08!:::: Milk Donors!
For your pain, I've heard some people say that sitting on a Boppy pillow works wonders. If you don't have one, one of those rings that toddlers use for the pool is supposed to help also.
As for the pain, after the birth my midwives said I could take two extra strength tylenols (so about 975 mg) and 400 mg of advil (that's one extra strength or two regular strength) for pains every 3 to 4 hrs as needed for as many days as needed. They also said that I might feel pain and heaviness in my perinium from my urethra to my sacrum, which was SO TRUE, and said now was the time to start those kegels! I wonder if any of these suggestions might be helpful for you? Just some thoughts.
Does a warm bath help with the pain? My sore bum always responded well to a good hot soaking. And lots of kegels to get blood flow back tot he area, help speed healing, and flush out the swelling.
Rest easy. You did well.
Frugal, food growing mama to my four loves
Livin' the good life here in Connecticut with my DH and our three fabulous boys (4/3/06, 2/4/08 and 5/20/10) Hoping to try for Sweet Baby #4 in December!