Post # 31
pinkshoes : Listen, Mama – that business about failing is your postpartum hormones talking. Cesareans are not failed and milk can often be slow to come in. You are doing a great job. The newborn days are long and hard and even though they DO go fast, I’m not about to tell you to enjoy every second because that’s horseshit and I always wanted to punch people who said that. Take care of yourself and lean on whoever you can and take a nap – the damn laundry can wait.
Post # 32
Congrats!! The first few months are a major major adjustment for you and the baby, and are pretty rough! Hang in there, it does get a lot easier!
Post # 33
pinkshoes : YAY congrats 🙂
Post # 34
pinkshoes : Sorry- just checked this and you probably figured it out by now. Before we fed every 3 hours on the dot, she definitely cried a lot and was calmed by the bottle and sucking, but in retrospect it was an easy solution to her crying and we were missing other crying cues and she was getting super fussy as her little body was just not able to digest the formula that fast. She slowly adjusted to taking a bit more in each bottle. There were definitely times we were counting down the minutes until the next bottle came out- but overall it was just a game changer for us! The pacifier helped us greatly! We waited until like 6 weeks to introduce it- in retrospect that was silly. It really helped her soothe and helped us differentiate whether she just needed to be soothed verses when she was actually hungry. The pacifier will never be satisfying to them if they are hungry!! Lots of it comes with time- I’m sure a few weeks later it is already getting a bit better, and it will continue to!