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#1 of 8 Old 01-26-2009, 10:24 PM - Thread Starter
 
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How many weeks postpartum did you take over all housechores that you did pre-baby?

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with this little one, 2 weeks pp...that's when our mothers left us. i did do some laundry on my own before that though. i lost a large amount of blood and i was super weak. midwife advised me to stay in bed for at least a full week.
with my last baby, i was up and bustling around the next day.

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Pretty much right away. The only thing I cut way back on was taking the dog out in the current freezing & icy conditions. I've been doing laundry and cooking, and today (2 weeks postpartum) I made a huge grocery shopping trip with my lo. Cleaning the house will have to wait. What I'm doing is quite enough!

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I've done some laundry and shopping.... doing much more than that I can't imagine yet... especially since baby would love to be attached 24/7 mostly to the boob.

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With baby number 1, dh did EVERYTHING the first week, even though I was fully capable.... It was his way of avoiding company/the crowds, we also lived w his parents in a three story house, and there was no way I was carrying laundry all that way!

With this baby,(2 1/2 weeks pp) I started doing light housework about 4 days after. i had alot more bleeding this time around, and was weaker then with ds, and am still finding that if I do too much my bleeding bumps up. But I am doing laundry, sweeping, cooking, dusting, cleaning the bathroom(except the bathtub,it still hurts to bend that way)...and the big thing is organizing! DD has gotten so many hand-me-downs/gifts!

Dh has pretty much taken over ds, he's scared to do dd diapers, and I can't lift ds w/o pain so it works out really well

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DH worked part time 2nd week, and I did some stuff then. He went back to work full time 3 weeks PP and things came back to me then full time. I had a few family members come ad help out a little, mostly watching DD1.
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I waited two weeks to start housecleaning (floors, bathrooms, etc). I was doing laundry right away. Still no cooking as our local AP group does a food tree, and I asked for as many meals as possible for three weeks. : (Some people spread it out over two months.)

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I've been doing stuff more and more, but I didn't do ANYTHING except make myself toast or get something easy out of the fridge until 1.5 weeks pp. Today I spent almost all day at school and driving back and forth (I had 2 classes and my mom was babysitting - I came home to nurse between classes) I've also been able to sit for longer and longer periods of time.

It feels good to be getting my strength back!!
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