Glad to hear everything is going so well! Yay that she is an easy newborn!
WOOT for your milk coming in already and your growing, good sleeping girl!!
Mama to Kostas with the Mostest, born 07/10/07
and Marek "Cricket" Joshua, born 12/07/12
She is just beautiful.
Yay for milk coming in, and no pain! Double yay for tandem nursing!
Things are still going really smoothly with Zoe. The minor latch issue we had is gone now. Just call me Dolly Parton .....or a fountain. I never leaked this much with Aiden! lol.
Hope to post my super long birth story soon. Hard to find the time to finish when my parents are too nervous and too directionally challenged to drive anywhere. Apparently I'm going to have to do all the driving while they're here. Ugh. Pretty sure it's not recommended that you drive at 5 days pp, but I did today.
~Jackie, mommy to Aiden (11/2/10) and Zoe (VBAC 11/27/12)
Cuteness!!! Is wrapping a NB as awesome and fun as it looks? When do you think you'll try back wrapping? Have you already?
Oy. Parents. Can't you ride shot gun? I felt physically fine to drive the day after T's birth but I quickly realized I wasn't mentally ready to drive. Hormones do weird things to your judgement and reaction time. I found it really hard to judge the yellow-red conversion at stop lights. After one car ride I decided I wasn't ready and had DH drive for about the first month.
I felt fine driving today. We'll see how tomorrow goes. *sigh*
Wrapping a newborn is tricky. Even I'm finding it hard to keep everything well supported and looking pretty. But the only thin wrap I have is my shorty. Getting Becky's gira soon though! Ring sling is definitely easiest right now. Haven't tried back wrapping. Definitely going to wait till DH is back. My parents would freak out completely. lol
I was irrationally worried about getting into an accident the first couple times I drove with Claire. I still drive much safer since having Claire than I ever did before. But, I'm pretty sure its fine as long as you feel physically and mentally up to it. Its not like its really that much harder on your body than sitting on the couch provided you aren't driving long distance or a really bumpy road. I still think you should just give them a map from the visitors center and mark your house. Really they are old enough to be able to drive themselves.
Hate to admit it, but I'm the Nana who HATES driving. My parents never drove a car in their lives. I learned at 28, stopped after I had babies. Then I resumed driving in my mid 50s. Now, at 70, I drive locally but not at night time or in wet snow or icy conditions. When I visit Sarahsunshine, I help as much as possible in every way EXCEPT driving. DH is more helpful in the driving department for sure, but it isn't always possible for him to visit at the same time as me. I think you shouldn't drive if you are nervous, hesitant or directionally challenged, especially in unfamiliar environments and with babies on board. Face it, being "old enough" is not a reason to drive. Things like quick response time, confidence and good vision are also very important.
So I go for walks to the corner store with the kids and the dog, buy the essentials, and wait a few days for Momma to feel better about driving. In her case, DH is usually around to bring something home after work. If not, we make do with whatever food is around...say, an omelet or a soup. We've always managed well, even when Leo had difficult early days and needed to see the chiropractor at 2-3 days old.
Ivy, Leo and Forrest - May 2013
I can hardly stand how cute the kids are! I can't believe Zoe is smiling already. It's great you have so many BW options to experiment with as she grows. I hope that you don't have to drive too much with your parents around. Do you have a lot of places to go or would it be more of back and forth to the airport/grocery store and that sort of thing?