Post # 32
@Eckle: we could be the same person!!! You wrote everything I was going to write.
I work in childcare and everyone thinks I’m insane when I say the preschoolers are my favourite not the babies. My aunt cannot get over how I say I would trade a baby for a four yr old anyday
Not everyone loves that stage and I applaud you for your candid look at motherhood.
ETA horrible spelling thanks to autocorrect
Post # 33
Ok ladies, this is COMPLETELY off topic but HOW do I get my replies to people to show up on here in green with the @ sign? Lol
Post # 34
@okqueenbee: They should auto do it when you click reply under the persons comment
Post # 35
@MrsPadlock2B: oh my gosh lol! Thanks. It’s been a looking time since I’ve been in weddingbee. I forgot!
Post # 36
@okqueenbee: it gets better. these are all normal things that no one talks about. just take it day by day. and thank you for posting. 🙂
Post # 37
yeah, I must admit I am not looking forward to the baby stage…I can’t wait to have a 3 year old though! haha.
Post # 38
@okqueenbee: RE babywearing… I got a Moby because it’s cheap, then I looked on YouTube and practiced at home enough to get comfortable. Honestly, I wore her at home more than in public at first because she would fall asleep and I could DO things. I got a nicer carrier recently but I bought it used (through a local babywearing group) and saved boatloads of monnnaaayyyy. Anyway, just thought I’d share if it’s something you’re interested in, those might be valid options.
And yes, IT DOES GET BETTER. Oh, then it gets worse, well for us anyway since I’m expecting again and we hit the 9 month sleep regression and it’s kind of killing me. But I’m holding on to hope that it gets better… again. Haha.
Post # 39
I still might consider the baby wearing! Thank you for the idea.
Btw, what is the 9 month sleep regression? They just decide not to sleep anymore at a certain age? Yikes.
Post # 40
@okqueenbee: I hated breastfeeding for the first 5-6 months and then I really started to love it! I seriously considered exclusivly pumping and bottle feeding because I hated that my body wasn’t mine, and it felt like it never would be again. you might never like it, but there also is a chance once your baby gets a little older and less exhausting that it could start to feel like really nice bonding time! I had a fairly traumatic labor ( that ended up just fine thankfully) and while I felt better physically fairly quickly all things considered I was emotionally drained for awhile, adn that coupled witht the exhaustion of havinga newborn was really hard. I’m glad that you are starting to heal physically and emotionally. as far as sex goes take your time and wait until you’re ready. It took me about 4 months to have any intersest in sex again, but it did come back. also once your breasts calm down ( stop being so swollen and leaky all of the time) they will start to feel like they belong to you again!
Post # 41
I couldn’t agree more with this post! I’m really loving the mommy honesty I’ve been seeing on the Bee lately 🙂
Post # 42
@okqueenbee: I knew it! I don’t have kids yet, but I really really want ONE. (That number seems to scandalize some people. *shrug*) Everything you said, it’s how I imagine having a little baby will be. I wish I had something more to add, but it’s going to be a couple of more years before we try. I’m going to be keenly reading this thread though, that is for darn sure!
Hugs for you, lady! Thanks for the honest post. 🙂
Post # 43
@okqueenbee: thank you for being so honest!
Post # 44
@okqueenbee: Trust me when I tell you that breastfeeding gets waaaay better once baby gets older! Feedings space out, they start to eat solids and they also start to show their appreciation and grin at you while nursing which is the collest.thing.ever!
I found the first few months incredibly traumatic (I didn’t even like my LO until she was six weeks old!) but lo and behond my LO is almost sixteen months old and we’re about to start trying for a second….
Post # 45
this is happened with me and my husband, and my sister and her husband
its like a competition of who’s turn it is to change a nappy or
“I’m going to the shops.. Should I leave Dylan here or take him”
hubby ” up to you”
me ‘ ok I’ll leave him here”
hubby” ok you can deal with him when you come back!”
it turns the most loving relationships into ” it’s not my turn I need a break!” Haha
Post # 46
@DaneLady: You’re having another baby already?! Congrats! I feel like you just had this one.