RE: birth control, I really wanted to stay off of it until we are done having kids, especially since I learned so much about my body in TTC. Only one problem: no period to track while BFing! So I guess maybe I'll have to bite the bullet and go back on the pill... unless there's a way to track your ovulation while BFing? I was temping and using OPKs before but I'm sure my hormones will be all over the map?
Anyone else have any 2nd degree tears from delivery? I'm a week pp and my stitches are driving me up a wall, especially since I spend so much of the day sitting and feeding. I'm sitting on a boppys to try to relieve some of the discomfort. What are you doing to heal?
Baby seems to be overtired, this is a new thing for us. We went to my parents house for my moms birthday and he was awake the whole time, barely slept on the drive home and then was wide awake. We even tried him in his new swing and he screamed even more. Ugh. The crying is bugging me tonight majorly but I know I have to suck it up bc H does not handle nighttime crying well and it always worries me so I know I will be stuck dealing with it tonight for my own sanity (which then will make me a crying mess tomorrow)
@atcwag Dumb question: Is there a point where the chance of over-stimulation stops for baby?
PrettyPalomino said:We figured out though that he doesn't mind the midnight(ish) feed and I don't mind any time if I've gotten 3-4 hours of sleep. So he stays up with her until midnight(ish) and delivers her to me in bed ready to eat and takes her back until she's asleep, and then I do the next one alone while he sleeps. It's not a perfect science, especially when she clusterfeeds, but most nights it keeps us sane and rested.
Talk to me about bleeding. I'm just past 2 weeks pp and have been having mostly brown spotting. Last night in the middle of the night, I had a large amount (not enough to fill a super absorbency pad, but much more than I've had) of very dark, somewhat coagulated blood. No clots, no cramping or other issues. It has not continued this AM. Thoughts? I'm ready to be done actively bleeding!