Do you feel fully recovered physically? Pretty much. I'm below my pre-pregnancy weight which is good, but doing some strength training now to firm up. DH and I have had sex; I feel like it wasn't as painful as I was expecting it to be, but still not totally normal. I'm BFing so no period yet, but I've spotted a little a couple times. How are you doing emotionally? It's exhausting sometimes making the adjustment to having two kids. My 4.5 year old is very demanding of attention these days, doesn't nap, talks nonstop, and is learning that sometimes I just need to give all my attention to the baby, and when she naps I can be 100% focused on her. There is no sleeping when the baby sleeps except for at night. During the day I get no breaks. Sometime work feels like a vacation! But I love my girls so much and watching them bond has been amazing. I couldn't be happier!Any parenting wins? She sleeps through the night! 9pm - 5AM! It's glorious!
I don't get up at night at all to pump but I do pump at work when I can't be with her to nurse during the day. I think the sleep is helping my supply more than skipping pumping overnight is hindering it. 3.5 months and going strong with nursing - I currently produce more than she needs and have a really good freezer stash. I wasn't able to nurse at all with my first, though I did pump some, so I'm over the moon doing this. It's done wonders for my confidence.Really, how are you doing?
OK. I miss my girls when I have to go to work, but I know I'm very blessed to be working part time right now, and my hours are flexed, 6AM - 2:30PM. It could definitely be worse.
Do you feel fully recovered physically? Almost. I'm at my pre-pg weight, but my belly is a weird shape still and I have an area at one end of the incision that is still sore when I try to sit up. But I am getting back to more normal exercise.
How are you doing emotionally? Better than I expected. This is our first so I didn't know what to expect. I know everyone says "it goes so fast," but OMG I can't believe how much she changes every day. Any parenting wins?
I feel like I understand her cues and know what she needs now. We have very little crying, and usually when she is really crying, it's because we took too long to make the bottle.
Really, how are you doing?
Kinda sad at how fast it's going, and kinda anxious to get more clients lined up and get back to work. I LOVE being with her but I'm starting to feel the adult-brain-needs and, you know, the money needs.