a year ago:
1 week ago:
I am not sure if these photo's even do this justice. I am down 60+ lbs from last yr. I read that pregnancy is good for p.co.s but never really related or figured that it was just rumored. But WOW, I am wearing about 4 sizes smaller than when I got pregnant. I am in shock. I weighed 25 lbs less coming home from the hospital then when entering for delivery.
Things are still going well, I am so grateful for my husband who helps out SO much. He is just loving being home and able to tend to us. I even managed to get out and run a few errands yesterday with my mom and aunt while he watched the baby. (well I say errands, We went to the baby mega store for a few items and then to the mall for a quick trip to get me a new outfit to wear to a party in a few weeks and the grocery store)
To answer more questions:
I have found these pads to be thin enough to annoy me less and really absorbent.
The bleeding has not been as bad these past few days (even on a blood thinner)
Pumping is still going. I am trying to pump every 5 ish hours.
I am writing all diaper changes and feeding times/amounts in a little spiral notebook to see if we can predict a pattern. It also helps my husband and I figure out when each fed him last because we are taking sleeping shifts still. It seems we have managed (for the most part) to switch, accommodate, or adjust to his day/night confusion.
My husband is a night owl, I am not. I can get by on a few hours of sleep, He must have atleast 8. I get my night pump in and go to bed, he does the midnight shift and I take over anywhere around 4-6 am (if A is awake). A does eat about every 2.5-4 hours. My dad claims he is much like a seagull and it is remotely close. (pooping, eating , sleeping) Although, I have noticed that he is staying awake more than before.
I think all in all - so far so good. I will admit, I have googled a few "how to's and when to's" while trying to figure out how to care for a baby. There are just some things that I need help with and I wish there was a clear answer.