- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
To add to the list – sitz bath herbs. I only had one little internal tear, but there’s also a lot of stretching and general tenderness. My nightly sitz baths for the first few days were very soothing, helped me to heal, and gave me a nice few minutes to unwind.
Also, in a little different vein, food! I put away 3 lasagnas, 4 pizzas, and several batches of frozen soup so that we could just throw something in to heat and be ready to eat. That was excellent, as we were both tired and on baby duty a lot of the time.
I have very little to add to this incredibly comprehensive list, but one thing I did notice in the hospital and those first few days at home were boob soreness & leakage.
I picked up some loose fitting tops, button front pajamas, and a few nursing-friendly items. I thought I would sleep in a button-front top since it would be so easy to ‘whip it out’ in the middle of the night. Two problems though- 1.my nipples were sore so ANY fabric rubbing against them was painful. I ended up sleeping in a sports bra until I made it out to get some sleep-nursing bras. 2.LEAKAGE! I woke up to a soaked bed because I didn’t think about nursing pads.
Moral of my story- nursing bras & nursing pads. Get them.
Also, I kept bottles of water all around the house, as well as a box of granola bars. I could eat with one hand once I had her positioned while nursing. I also ate a lot of peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, and lean pockets. Any one-handed food is going to be really nice.
Good to know
bump ! Im only at 16 weeks now but this is very helpful. I want to be prepared. I feel like Im going overboard buying stuff lol
I’m already terrified of giving birth. Thanks for making it ten times worse :/
Ugh. I know that I need to know all of these things, but like PP, I’m weirded out and scared. Swelling in my legs? Granny panties and pads? Pain? Is it too late to back out? lol!!
Bump 4r when I’m due, just 10 weeks now.
Tagging so I can find this later!! Thanks!
Commenting to find later. Won’t need unti Feb, but better safe than sorry. 🙂
Commenting to come back to this in March 🙂
Not pregnant and not planning to for a long while. When I do though, I can swap eveything on this list for a stork to bring the baby right?
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