I'm glad your all adjusting, it's hard to see your baby "grow up" over night but he'll grow to love her more as she gets older. I know it was VERY hard to watch my DS not care about what I was doing at the hospital. I think the hardest part of recovery for me was just getting over looseing my "first baby". After I got adjusted to everything I'm really glad we had DD when we did, the kids love eachother so much (most of the time). Just make sure you take care of your self, you'll have lots of alone time with your DS as DD will sleep alot in the first few months which makes things easier!
Sounds like you guys are doing well! I hope you continue to produce more milk, I would talk with a LC or a LLL leader to help you increase it more if you can. Glad she is sleeping well for you!
OMG Cindy!!!! What an amazing, incredible birth story hon! I know I'm a little behind since I've been taking care of Hannah, but wow, girl. You are the woman!!! My warmest congrats to you and I can't wait to see the pictures.
Ryan and Rachael
Parents to Chase, Abby, Hunter, Rachel, Caleb, Hannah & Nate
~Remembering sweet baby Oliver, born to Heaven October 20, 2009, & keeping Carole in our prayers~
I’m a month late but am finally getting pictures posted, I don’t know where the time goes but it sure feels like I don’t have any right now! I’m also shocked that Lily is 1 month old already, it feels like she’s been here forever but also that I just had her.
Lily is growing really well and she’s sleeping in 4 - 4.5 hour stretches at night. Brodie loves her to pieces and I have to keep an eye on his rough 2 year old ways, he sure makes me nervous at times. We also need to teach him to leave her alone when she’s sleeping but I think putting her in her crib for naps may help with this.
As for the breast feeding the herbs I took did increase my milk production a bit more than I had with Brodie but it still didn’t work. When my breasts were engorged I literally could only feel two little pockets of milk on each breast, it’s like only ¼ of my breast actually has the tissue to make milk the other ¾ of my breast was milk free and just like I never had a baby at all. I’ve done a bit better with my body’s failure this time around though I’m still obviously disappointed and have my fair share of crying over it. I can pop babies out like they’re candy but I can’t feed them, what a bummer.
Dave told me that if we had a girl we’d be done having kids but I think he’s feeling the same as me that we’re meant to have another. I’ve commented that if we have another we’d go to the birth center but Dave has one upped me. He said that if we have another we should just do a home birth, this shocked me a bit. He also asked if the midwives do everything so we could just cut the hospital out and I assured him that they do. I didn’t tell this to my MIL since she expressed her doubts about using a birth center but she also thought I was a bit odd with using Hypnobabies.
Here are my long promised pictures, I had my belly pictures at the end and then pictures of Lily.
38 weeks (3 days before I had her and I must have looked ready since people at Costco were helping me with everything)
Brodie, Lily, & me
Cindy. I cannot express the disappointment I feel for you with your BF woes. Just lots of hugs. (And advice not to listen to the people who "know better" )
She is absolutely beautiful.
Psst. You already had a homebirth. I'm not surprised he was onboard with it!
Hi Jenn! Thanks for the hug & the advice. Just because it didn't work for me doesn't mean it wouldn't work for you and if we do have another baby I will try it again.
You're right about me having had a homebirth already, I guess I shouldn't have been too surprised.
great update Cindy! sorry about the BF, I can understand how disappointing that must be for you. I still can't believe your HB story... it's amazing and inspirational!