No, I had no IV, which is why I'm surprised by the swelling this time. I've been looking around and it seems to be pretty normal, IV or not, and should go down soon. It's so uncomfortable.
I'm sorry to hear it didn't work out, but glad that you made your final decision. It's great that you are pumping.Once I made the final decision, I felt like a huge weight had been lifted and my life could finally go on. So I am pumping and even though it's incredibly monotonous, it's going well. He has gained 20 ounces in just under 2 weeks! He's a hungry little guy :grin:
This made me laugh! I am in the same boat some nights. And especially in the hospital, but we have good days and bad days, as far as him needing to be with someone at all moments in time. Some days I get nothing done (and no sleep), and some days he sleeps all alone all day and I get a ton of things done. It changes often. Hopefully yours will, too. Just for little bits of relief and sanity.This guy has super sense and will only sleep if in contact with a human being. He will startle at the slightest shift, so just getting up to pee means he wakes up and cries, then he'll want to nurse to get back to sleep, then he'll poop, then want to nurse again to get back to sleep after the diaper change, then suddenly it's been an hour or more just because I had to pee!
I hear ya!I have other kids and don't have a choice but to lift slightly over ten pounds (kid in a car seat) when we need to leave the house. If only I could just sit around all day. But actually, I wouldn't want that either. I got enough of that in the third trimester. I'm ready to get up and go.
Do any of you mamas have babies with lip/tongue ties?