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i'm trying to lower my dosage of the narcotics, but sometimes i over do it and wake up in pain. but i'm tired of being in a brain fog.

so basically most of what i'm doing these days are: pumping and breast feeding. it's amazing how hard that is. i've had really strong women check on me to make sure i'm okay and that "it gets better".

andy is doing everything else. he changes diapers, soothes the baby, supplement the baby with formula, clean. though his idea of cleanliness and my idea of cleanliness differ. he has been so supportive. the only time we yell at each other is over the breast feeding. my nipples are sore and we're doing so much to it. and i'm just tired.

andy's parents have been making sure we're fed everyday. which is so nice.

i really hope by next week i can be recovered.

oh, i also spend a lot of time staring at the baby. she is so precious.



Aug. 18th, 2014 05:33 am (UTC)

I think there have been 25 nurses and lactation consultants that have touched my boobs now.

We met with Cheryl Haymens with Special Addition who is considered the best in town, and someone gifted us another LC. so we met with her today.

It's a party at my boob!
Aug. 18th, 2014 02:08 pm (UTC)
It's amazing how much parents end up talking about boobs and poop!

I didn't have a c and I'm pretty sure I spent a good 90% of my first week after giving birth in bed.
Aug. 20th, 2014 10:45 am (UTC)
So much this !

There's a huge pile of people with often-strong opinions of how you should be doing what, often even contradicting opinions. As long as you -want- that support that's all fine and good, I suppose. But there's a reason quite a few women I know refer to them as the lactation-mafia, because even those women who at some point (for reasons of their own that frankly are nobodys business) decide that they're done, still get "helpful advice" crammed down their bras repeatedly.

Extends to other parenting-topics too really. One gets a metric load of "advice" regardless of if that's wanted or not. Well-meaning usually, but can definitely get tiresome.