I'm really frustrated with my healing. I had a small tear, mw decided not to stitch it up. A week and 2 days later, I'm still in a great deal of pain even though I followed her plan of care. She is now saying that she should have stitched me up. She is coming over on Wednesday to check it out but there really doesn't seem like a lot we can do. Plus DH is going back to work on Thursday so I'm not sure how this whole bed rest thing is going to continue.
Wife, mom to DS (4), DD (2) and baby heart 2.7.13
Married to a Navy man of 12 yrs.
03/02: 11/05: 01/08: 10-18-09: 10-31-10 and 7/22/13 with twins and just found out we're again!!
m/c '97 and in '03
expecting #3 October 26, 2010
Proud wife to my handsome husband Malachi David (2010) and Jeremiah Daniel (2012) joined our family via two lovely homebirths...planning another homebirth for the new belly baby, due April 16, 2015! Doula for 8 years and apprentice midwife for almost 3!
Niamh was born on the 31st and my recovery has actually been awesome. I had one stitch and everything is healing well. I feel pretty normal except that my bleeding is still coming and going. I actually had the slightly scary, soak a pad in ten minutes kind of bleeding at 5 days pp. Had the same stop and start thing with ds last time and it lasted for 6 weeks! My mw thinks I'm doing too much, but I find it hard to be really sedentary.
My baby girl is beautiful and amazing and I feel really blessed by life right now.
I had Oliver on November 3rd and I am feeling so so. He seems to be nursing fine but is still jaundice so I am supplementing with donated breast milk from a friend and he nurses frequently like upwards of 12 times a day.
I had two little tears one has healed and the other is on its way to healing. I have been having some pain in my clitoral area for the last two days and I am hoping that its everything just going back into place.
I have been feeling really good and I encapsulated my placenta, which I think has been helping a lot. I do get a little emotional but I think it would be much worse if I wasn't taking it. I haven't randomly cried but I have been feeling kind of angry and frustrated lately.
Overall I feel wonderful compared to the last time, after my first birth I don't know what I was expecting but the whole idea that a human had made exit through my vagina left me feeling a little traumatized and I didn't want to hear his birth story or tell it to anyone for months. This time I feel really good about how everything went and I feel really good telling the story and just good overall. I also am feeling way better about my body and was pondering if its because I have become more accustom to a soft tummy or if its not as floppy as last time, lol.
I have had dtd on my mind but will wait a few more weeks for healing sake and because I never want to risk being one of those moms who gets a positive pregnancy test at the 6 week follow up.
Matilda was born on the 25th and I'm feeling mostly back to normal now. I'm still a teeny tiny bit sore but since I didn't tear at all this time it's not bad. My mood swings are controllable with placenta pills, thank goodness. I've had a lot of back and neck pain that I assume is just going to happen while my body readjusts itself to a non-pregnant posture. I'm also feeling pretty weak and out of shape, which is frustrating when I need to chase my toddler around and carry him up and down the stairs. But otherwise, I feel great. The only thing I hate doing is Kegels, but my midwife has warned me sort of sternly that they aren't really optional from your second baby on, unless I like the thought of wearing diapers or a pessary by age 50. So, I do them whenever I remember...
Loving wife and mama to my sweet little son (Fall 2008) and a beautiful baby girl (Fall 2010)
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. --George Bernard Shaw
Well, I finally had started to feel like I healed it up and started to feel almost normal again. But now I have Mastitis! I really just want to be well again - my mom is leaving in a few days and I want to be closer to 100% before she leaves.
Wife, mom to DS (4), DD (2) and baby heart 2.7.13
We are all getting back on track now. I really didn't have anything to 'heal' from physically and emotionally I'm over the let-down and weepy stage (had that about week 3)
Azure is 6 weeks this Monday and I'm just trying to figure out what happened to my newborn and where did this honkin' baby boy come from?!! He's is such a healthy eater and always has to be 'worn' or held otherwise he wont sleep. Wonderful for baby-time bonding but man I need to do that laundry!
DTD 3 times now....not uncomfortable but it was mostly for hubby's sake....maybe sometime when I can take a break from being a mom and being too distracted about what the kiddos are doing in the other room then I'll actually get to enjoy it. ...."What are those kiddos up too?...."
E & K (13yrs) and our flock of 6!
"Hey little one, why don't you go get cleaned up, you look like a country bumkin."
"Mum, I am a country bumkin"
It's been a little rough for me. I had a second degree tear and my stitches were so painful that I could hardly even move around, then I got a UTI on top of it. I've also been bleeding for a very long time. It was only period-like for about a week, but I've had spotting almost every day since then and I'll be 7 weeks on Monday. Seeing the doc on Monday for my pp checkup and hoping they'll say I can start exercising, as my utter lack of ab muscles are really making my back sag and hurt. I haven't even been able to contemplate dtd yet.
I had Ezri on October 14th. I am pretty much back to my normal self and have been for a few weeks. When she was 3 weeks old we drove 16 hours to come stay with family and have been here for a couple of weeks now. It has actually been super great not worrying about feeding/taking care of all our pets (left the 6 of them at home), and my housework. We are having a great visit and I'm glad we decided to come.