Hi ladies, I've been meaning to post on the check-in thread but I just haven't felt up to it. My physical recovery from the c-section was very easy this time, which I'm very grateful for. Emotional recovery has been very difficult. I had some wicked insomnia around 5 weeks pp - couldn't sleep even when Daniel was sleeping, and I pulled several nights in a row where I didn't sleep at all. My anxiety level was also really high, and I spent a lot of time obsessing over SIDS and other horrible things. I ended up seeing my OB because I was just crying all the time, and getting on some meds for a few weeks for both, and those are back to normal now.
But right as I got over the hump with those, I started having some unexplained dizziness that has kept me from driving, which is a big problem in the urban sprawl of Phoenix. I've seen my OB, GP and a neurologist and had an MRI and bloodwork, and we can't seem to find a reason. It has improved some in the last week, making me think it might be hormone-related and my body might be getting back to normal. Still, I have an appointment with an ear doctor next week. It has been extremely depressing and emotional to be stuck at home, except for when I have to go to work, when my parents drive me places like I'm a 15-year-old without a license. They are great and don't complain, but I hate putting them out and feeling dependent. I'm pretty upset about it.
So I haven't been doing great. I am back to work 2.5 days a week, and I am enjoying that, and I'm back to singing and have an audition I'm preparing for, which definitely helps my mental state.
The boys are doing awesome, though. Daniel is very happy and smiley, he hardly ever cries. He is also a really good sleeper, and is growing fast. Honestly, he's just the sweetest thing and I love him to pieces. Time seems to be going faster this second time around, and I'm really trying to savor it. John is a sweet big brother and enjoying Pre-K. DH has had to go out of town twice, once at 5 weeks pp when he went to Mexico for a week, and that was definitely a major challenge, but we survived! If I could just get over the dizziness, life would be nearly perfect!
How's everyone else doing? Anyone having weird postpartum symptoms or adjustments? How are things going for you ladies? Can't believe our babies are 2-3 months old already!