Sorry I have been MIA. Mandy, it is Friday so I'm assuming you have already had, or are in the process of having, your little one. Good luck!
I am so very tired these days and don't understand totally as I have a lot of help. My doula is wonderful! Last week I was using her for 13 hours (night shift) which allowed me to sleep and my DH was getting up at 6:00 am for the morning feed while I slept in. As far as most new moms go, I think I 'm getting quite a lot of sleep at night and yet I feel tired ALL THE TIME! I am on boob duty throughout the day, though and perhaps that is the culprit. I haven't managed to breast feed both boys at the same time (Haley, what is the secret?). In fact, my boys aren't always consistent about taking to the breast. If they are tired, I have to resort to the bottle instead. So, I feed one for 15-20 minutes, then the next for the same amount of time, then I pump for another 15 minutes. By the time everything is said and done, I've spent over an hour prepping/bottling for one session. I then have time for food, shower or a tiny nap (only 1 per break) before I have to boob all over again. IS ANYONE ELSE GETTING SO TIRED THAT THEY LITERALLY FALL ASLEEP SITTING UP AS THE BABES ARE ON THEIR BOOB(S)? I find myself dozing off with the boys as they get too comfortable on the breast. Where's all my energy?!
My stomach seems to be going down, but I'm not really shedding tons of weight. I have another 20 lbs to go before I'm back to my pre-pregnancy weight. Lost about 20 lbs in last 2 weeks since birth. Afraid that the weight loss will begin to slow now. I was hoping to lose more up front
C'est la vie
That's it for now. Best to all the new mommies and mommies to be.