o yea, walking was tough. A lot depended on how much energy i had. my MIL and husband pushed me and and on the 4th day they had me go to a park and do a couple of laps. i did the best i could but i was slow. i think the more you walk the better, BUT DONT PUSH YOURSELF, if you dont feel upto it. your body just went through a tremendous change and it'll take a while till you feel like yourself again. as for walking, i think by the end of the second week i was walking much better. i wasnt fast, but i wasnt hunching over. that feeling of hunching over takes a while though...sometimes i'll still find myself hunching over when i walk and have to tell myself to stand up straight.
those binders are great. i actually requested a couple more when i left the hospital. i washed them everyday and then used the other one when one got dirty. it was a pain to wash them everyday, but i would def recommend it. it gives a lot more support. i used them for a good 2 weeks or so. once you lose the water weight you will also feel them getting looser so i think you will be able to tell when you dont need them anymore.
for me some days i felt like i was never going to get better and breast feeding makes it more difficult because it takes a lot out of you, but i promise within 3 weeks you will feel much better.
im surprised they used staples for you. i had some sort of internal stiching that was supposed to dissolve on its own.
i hope you and your baby girl are doing great.
btw, the wanting to have another baby thing. thats wht i thought too the first few weeks. that i was never going to have another baby because of wht i went through, but the human mind and body have amazing healing powers i guess. i look at my daughter and totally think i can do it again. View Thread
just wanted to say hello and see how everyone is doing.
i wanted to share some wisdom, something i wish someone had told me.
I went back to work this monday and my daughter started daycare. I was in labor for 18 hours after which i had a c-section and due to some problems, i had a grueling recovery, but the pain of leaving my daughter at daycare did not even compare to all that. everyday so far when i leave her, i feel like someone ripped my heart out of my body and is repeatedly stomping on it and the feeling only goes away when i pick her up. While i was pregnant i was fully prepared to put my daughter in daycare, but nothing prepares you for the incredible guilt and pain you feel. so my advice to all the ladies who are still expecting is that if you have to return to work, please take some time to evaluate if you have to return to work fulltime or can you go back part time. If you have to do full time, then take some time to research your childcare options and really be comfortable with it. I dont have any family where i live so my only option was daycare. i did find a good one and i like the staff there but it was still very difficult. i also wish i had made some arrangement with my employer to work part time initially. if you have to do daycare full time, then spend some time at the daycare with your baby to see what it would be like with your baby when you are not there. If your daycare is accommodating, leave your baby there for a couple of hrs at first and work your way up to more hours. i wish i had done all that. i met briefly with the staff before i started but didnt leave my baby there. anyways, just some advice for you ladies. if i can help you ladies avoid this anguish, it would make me happy. i wouldnt wish this turmoil on my worst enemy.
She is amazing! i love her so much. she is starting to get a personality and has so many expressions. My husband and i try to 'speak for her' when she makes her faces. my husband says sarcastic things on her behalf and the funny thing is sometimes the comments go with her expression and it is hilarious. so far she is pretty easy to calm. she only really cries when she is hungry or wants to go to sleep. i get sad because i miss her alert times because by the time she gets home, she is tired and ready to wind down for the day. i am glad that your mom is helping you. I hope Erin feels better soon. the good news is that she will outgrow it soon. i hope you are doing well as well. my daughter seems to be doing well in daycare. they make sure to engage her by playing and talking with her and doing tummy time.View Thread
just wanted to say hi and see how everyone is doing. I am doing much much better now and infact will return to work in a week.
my baby girl is now 7 weeks old and she is amazing. she had some gas trouble but it is getting better. I breast fed her for 5 weeks but made the transition to formula a week ago since i wasnt making enough milk for her. Luckily she was able to make the transition just fine. she is growing well and even is on a set schedule for sleeping at night. I am able to get 4-5 hrs before i wake up each night. she is starting to smile which is the most wonderful sight in the world. I hate that i have to put her in daycare though. just the thought of it rips me apart.
i hope all you ladies are doing well. congratulations to all the ladies with new births and good luck to everyone else.
wanted to drop by and say hello! congratulations to all the ladies who had their babies!!! i hope mom and babies are doing well
The past few days were really rough. i have these really random symptoms like chills, extreme fatigue, weakness, stomach aches and loss of appetite. i even passed out in the shower a couple of days ago and hit my face. it was pretty brutal. i went to the doctor's and they did some blood work but there were no signs of infection. I am anemic and am taking iron pills as well. But the past few days have been better. I am getting stronger and feeling much better and hopefully it continues to get better. Breastfeeding is going well, but it does take a lot out of me. my daughter is doing well and does get up a couple of times at night but apart from that she is a pretty good baby i hope all is well with everyone. love reading the updates and wish all the ladies who are close best of luck and prayers. rooniView Thread
Finally got a moment so i wanted to post the story. I was supposed to be induced on Monday, but I went into labor Friday night. Contractions were about 6-7 min apart but I wasnt making much progress with dilation. I was only 1cm but softened. They admitted me to monitor my progress but decided to give me pitocin to help me along Saturday morning. Those hrs were rough. Contractions were getting more painful but still no progress. I asked for an epidural when i finally started making some slow progress. Towards the end the baby was not tolerating labor well and she wasnt going into my pelvis. Doctor decided i needed a csection, so Saturday at 3:24pm she was delivered via csection. She weighed 7lb1oz at birth and is 20.5inches. I really wanted to avoid a csection but if thats what needed to happen in order for her to be ok, then that was fine Recovery has been extremely rough. I am breastfeeding so it makes its that much harder to do anything, but my daughter is absolutely worth it. she is beautiful and healthy and i am soooo blessed. I hope everyone else is doing well. I will keep visiting but just wanted to update everyone. rooniView Thread