Check in and update on how things are going--with baby or end of pregnancy or life in general. I'm sitting here dealing with more stupid and probably unproductive contractions and I'm too cranky to do anything but sit in the recliner. Entertain me!
Howdy! I'm here. DD went to daycare today and hubby is going to work so it's just baby and me. Well, he phoned his mom and aunt so they are coming to see baby soon. Ugh...but it has to be done.
My milk came in late yesterday so M is more satisfied...thankfully. I got more sleep last night than in days...he was only up every 2+ hours at first. Then at 3am he decided to wake up EVERY HOUR! Is this the cluster feeding people speak of? My daughter never did that...she is such a light-weight. Anyways, now I feel gross. Light headed...ugh. I think I'm low on calories and liquid...plus I've done a few too many things this morning.
I need to go upstairs and get dressed before MIL comes but I feel like I'm going to faint. If I faint, the midwife will freak.
Yes, don't forget to eat and drink! Making boobie milk is hard work.
My poor Emerson, in honor of getting his cast off 2 days ago, decided to fall down the stairs today. Because any day that goes by where he's not sporting an injury is a day wasted. GAH. Bloody fat lip, potential black eye.....lovely.
I just ordered my very first woven wrap!!!! Squeeee! A Girasol Snow Rainbow Diamond Weave. I'm BEYOND excited for it to arrive!
Heather, take care of yourself. REST... if M wants to nurse, park your butt in a recliner with a big plate of food and a huge glass of water (or even fruit juice would be good - you need the calories!). Then, latch him on and try and find a position where you can rest your head and close your eyes too. I'm a pro at this point at laying down and nursing/sleeping. Not sure how comfortable you can get doing that, but if you can manage it, laying on the couch and nursing can be a great way to relax! I took a nap almost everyday for the first week with little miss Maddie. That was even with getting a decent amount of sleep at night. I was recovering from the birth in general and the fact that the night I had her was almost no sleep. Also, I do remember feeling light headed and a little dizzy at 2-3 days pp as well. Really, try and rest!!! Try not to have any reservations about the non stop nursing. M is a totally different baby, and it may be that he wants to nurse a lot more then your dd did. There is nothing wrong with that and it really won't last forever. Usually even those who like to nurse frequently only do the really frequent nursing for the first 3-4 weeks, and then they too start to naturally space out their feedings and by 2-3 months have a much better "pattern." Hang in there. It is such a short amount of time in the grand scheme of his whole life.
Sandra: oh no poor Emerson! He just wants to make sure he's not forgotten I guess
Heather: ugh I hate nonstop visitors the first few days home. And if you don't feel like getting dressed, trust me no ones will blame you! Also both of my boys ate a lot more than my DD did plus Hudson had a night where he ate like that around 4 days old. He only did it the once so hopefully it won't be a habit for M but like Laurie said its totally normal if he does.
We have a crazy days. Gymnastics this morning, then a play date at one of my BFFs house where the kids played in a blow up pool for 2 1/2 hours, now the two big kids are napping and Hudson is having lunch, then DD has soccer tonight. I had forgotten how hard it is to get out of the house with a baby but when you have to you seem to get more efficient lol. Also put Hudson in his crib for the first time last night and he did great! I had to wake him up to eat when 4 hours had passed and he still wasn't awake. Best sleep I've had since he was born.
If you need a laugh, I just had him up on my shoulder burping him while I'm typing this on my phone and he turned his head and latched onto my cheek.
Oh no, poor Emerson! That one keeps you on your toes!!!
Ashley--it's good to hear that you get more efficient at it when you have to! We are active people and don't really want to slow down too much just because of baby. I'm really nervous about it but its good to see others managing!
Heather, are you feeling any better? I'm worried about you.
Laurie, I love the lay down and nurse technique but I think lucas was older before we could do it. My boobs are too big or something? I'm scared I'll suffocate a tiny baby!
I never got very good at nursing lying down until DS2 was about 2 months old. But I've already mastered it this time! I started around 3 days this time, it's so much more comfortable at night. My tailbone KILLS when I try and nurse sitting up in bed.
Way to stay busy Ashley! I have only left home a handful of times so far.
YOu definitely get more efficient!! Oh, and our first shopping trip out (one week ago) was HARD with a newborn. Maddie wouldn't eat "fully" and kept falling asleep when nursing, so she kept wanting to be fed every 20 minutes for the first half of the trip. Yesterday we went out again for a full day trip, and it was so much better. She fed fully before we left, and once again in the middle of the trip and she was a happy camper in the Ergo the rest of the time! Ashley, I love how newborns try to latch on to everything! My DH likes to tease them and have them try to latch on to his nose.