Camden is 8 days old today! He is doing great. He has a good latch, has a pretty good sleep/wake cycle, and is a really sweet baby.
I am having a harder time. I was unable to get rid of the thrush before he was born, and it has been a real challenge. Nursing on my right side was agony, and I was in near constant tears for a few days. Things have gotten a bit better, but it is slow improvement. I am doing grapefruit seed extract orally and topically, gentian violet once a day, and using an herbal topical ointment. This is in addition to the homeopathy remedy, probiotics, and diet changes (no bread or sugar) I'd been using for weeks before birth. Since things are improving, I haven't made a doc appt yet, but diflucan is next if this doesn't significantly clear up by the end of the week.
I am very fortunate, though, that dh is home for another week, and he is taking great care of us. And then my mom took the older three for the weekend, and we had a very nice break. Although I did miss them!
And I am feeling estranged from my toddler, which breaks my heart. He has not asked to nurse since the baby was born. Which is a good thing because of the thrush. But, oh... I have never had a child wean this early. Ds1 was 5 and ds2 4.5 (he also just weaned in the last couple weeks). And I no longer have nighttime cuddles with ds3 because he is too wild a sleeper to be in bed with the baby (he and dh are on a futon on our floor). And he has just always been a daddy's boy, and now I feel like I've lost the few bonding moments we have left... and now I'm bawling again just thinking about it.
Melissa , wife to Tom , mom to The Baron , the Bean , Little Bear , and Baby Beaver