March 05, 2010
When I find time. Which has proven to be phenomenally hard so far. I haven't even found the time in two whole days to take a sitz bath -- something I desperately want to do -- because I feel like I am constantly starting or ending a feeding. I haven't taken a single nap. And most days I forget to take my medicines too.
This is chaos. I am still figuring it out.
Has anything happened in the world? Baby watched O'Reilly with my mom last night, so she's more up to date on current events than I am at this point.
Posted by: Connie at March 05, 2010 02:38 PM (L6nIP)
Absolutely nothing has been going on - let alone anything more important than taking care of your littlest sweetie.
I totally sympathize on the constantly beginning-continuing-ending-cleaning-up a feeding thing!!! That was why I didn't eat or drink much of anything, let alone get more than a wink of sleep, for DAYS... and it was a bad idea. All sorts of unpleasantness.
You might try setting a timer for your meds; inspired by the hospital's charts, keeping a chart that someone more mobile can review helped me, too... seriously, have someone else keep your "brain" documented outside of your body for a while. Once I was through with *some* of the very early, made-me-want-to-just-die, rigamarole, I'd feed Kiddo; then just sit there holding him until we both fell asleep. Wake up & feed him again. Then fall back asleep. (Not sure how much of that was painkillers, and how much was sheer exhaustion...) Every few minutes helps, and I promise it'll get better... these first few days really are rough.
Timing-wise for a bath, the best time would be right after a feeding so she's happy & you can hand her off to whoever's helping; OR... you could probably even nurse her *during* the bath, once you got settled... not sure how slick that would work, but it occurred to me just now, so I figured I'd mention it. But yeah, you'll probably have to really, intentionally, schedule the most mundane things for a little while.
Anyway, we're totally pulling for you & hoping it gets just that much easier, that much sooner... *hugs*
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Posted by: Eric at March 05, 2010 06:00 PM (BnXyO)
Mine are late teenagers now. I well remember and cherish the newborn days. We bottle fed from the beginning, so as a dad I was able to feed them too. One big thing to know and remember. There is NOTHING going on in the world that is even close to important as snuggling with your baby girl. Cherish every single moment. And take lots of pictures. Those pictures will be cherished keepsakes.
Congratulations again! She is a cutie!
Posted by: SciFiJim at March 05, 2010 10:35 PM (kJF1e)
Except, sitz baths and pain pills. You need those, girl. Believe me, I speak from experience. The sitz baths will help you heal much, much faster.
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