Oh shes so cute, I'm so glad you had good support from your husband in that obviously tough time prior to surgery.
All the best with your recovery and congratulations.
Homebirth Midwife Due September 3rd 2007
I'm awake, its five in the morning...I'm still getting used to having spells of sleep in three hour intervals
I just surf the web while she suckles my nipple laying on the boppy in my lap...until she passes out again... then I get three more hours of sleep ...
When do they finally learn to sleep through most of the night?
Im sooo tired....
Does it ever get easier to do, is this something you get used to?
And for BTDT moms, how do you deal with hardly any sleep at night and then get up and go to work in the morning?
The only thing I have not done is play with her during the day so she sleeps every three hours during the day too
She is never awake just to be awake, she only wakes to be changed, feed or burped and I have not had an instance where she has cried for no reason...yet! (knock on wood)
So I guess compared to some babies I got lucky but still. I am have to get used to interrupted sleep to feed... I guess I don't really have a right to complain though since she seems to be a "good baby" (not crying a lot, doesn't have night and day mixed up and all that...)
My mom tells me to "Just wait, when she enters her alert phase she'll be awake more often and that's when mom's have trouble cause most babies have their alert moments at night, haha"
I have had those growth spurt moments where she wakes up to feed every hour or every 30 mins...yikes those nights were horrible (as far as sleep is concerned)
And I have realized that it takes her about 30-45 mins to get a full tummy and sometimes she will fall asleep after only 15 mins so of course, about an hour later she is crying for more... but I always try to keep her awake and nursing for a good 30 but that too is difficult...
Guess I am just going to have to wait this out, times will change and I know I am doing what is best for her by breast feeding...
BTDT c-section moms, I just had a c-section (it'll be 2 weeks ago tomorrow) and I sneezed three days ago and felt a lot of pressure down where they cut me, now its been hurting off and on for these past three days, I thought nothing of it at first but the pain is all on my right side, with stabbing sharp pains where they cut me on the right side... did I tear something on the inside? Did I pull a muscle, I have not been bleeding anymore either so I don't think I am bleeding internally (also I'm sure I would REALLY know it if I was bleeding internally)
Any help or advice? Should I just call my doc? I don't have another check up with her till Sept 12!!!!
First things first. Your husband rocks. I can say without doubt mine would never have had that strength and resolve.
As far as your c/s, I'd call the doc. I never had any problems with mine. I joke I'm actually a posterchild for the knife-happy OBs who love c/s. I didn't even need my pain meds. It's probably nothing. Maybe a strain or something. But if it would make you feel better, go ahead and call your doc.
As for STTN: babies are capable of doing so as early as 8 weeks. DS did it about 3 months. But we were down to only one feeding around 3-4am for the last couple of weeks. Check your PM.
Well Averi of course had a follow up DA the monday after she was born 08/13/07, and she was 5lbs 5oz (she was born at 5lbs 7.7oz, she left the hospital at 5lbs 2oz) so that was an improvement, but today!!!!
Today she weighed in at 5lbs 14oz, yey!!! I'm so happy she has exceeded her birth weight! And she's also 18.25 inches long (up from 17.75) yey!! Is it crazy for me to be so happy about her weight and length lol!!
She is super healthy!!! And I love her so much...just thought I'd update
So its been four days since I sneezed, still have not called my OB, still having pains, really sharp pains, and sometimes it just feels like I am on my period, well last night I started bleeding again...it had stopped completely except for some discharge but now its enough blood to soak one pad in one day...not so bad I guess considering the flow but the pain and the sneeze thing has me worried...plus the blood is bright red (new blood??)
I think I'm going to have to just call my OB as much as I don't want to .... (I don't really like her)