Great birth story Melissa! As others have already said you did an amazing job and your reward is beautiful!
I also second the swaddling for getting the baby to nap elsewhere every once in a while. I also use to swaddle our dtr in one of daddys t-shirts when he wasn't home so she could still smell him. It worked like a charm!
DH Brad ~ Married 6, together 8yrs
Mom to Anthony ~ 7yrs old
"There is only one perfect child in the world, and every mother has one" Chinese Proverbs
In memory of Reed and support of those who love him...
thanks for all the kind words and support, they mean a lot to me!!! we are all doing well so far, but my poor body feels like it's been beat up! i ache ALL OVER and my stiches are really hurting. i ended with a second degree tear downwards and that is not too bad, but i also tore up into my right labia and that still really hurts....
dh is calling, be back later!!!
mommy to the most beautiful princess
I hope your pain goes away soon, I know my stiches where the very hardest part of my first delivery but they did get better around 2 weeks post-pardum.