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    Posted: Jan 21 2013 at 3:55pm

So the baby will be 5 weeks old on Thursday.Tongue It's going by so fast.


Physically;
I am still healing in my lower region. I tore on both lips of my vagina on either side of my clitoris and midwife said it did not warrant stitches. I had a 1 degree surface tear that did not need stitches. I will keep you all posted once I am 12 weeks post how that healed over, but I felt no pain there at all this whole time....just in the upper part by my clitoris--I assume because of the numerous nerve endings thereDeadCry. They have finally closed up, but internally it's still very sore. I am slowly starting to feel like myself again.

 My only concern now is sex. The idea of anything going up there is unbearable. Right now I can't see resuming a normal sex life. I know you wait 6 weeks which I am approaching, but 6 months sounds more appealing right nowLOLOuch.

Sore nipples!!!
6 days postpartum Hezekiah decided to take off part of my left nipple when he was unlatching after a feeding. At that same time I was dealing with engorgement--so that was the straw for me. That really hurt my feelings, I cried on and off all that night, because I still had to feed him every 1.5 hours. I started using nipple shields that same night and have been using them since then. I am so glad my doula told me several weeks before I had him to buy some just in case. I probably would have put him on formula that same day otherwise.  Every once in awhile I latch him on with out them...but he is not gentle and sucks very hard and aggressively. My nipples looked like raw ground beef until week 2. I am happy to report that as of this past Saturday, the missing part of my nipple has finally grown back and both nipples are calloused over, so they are not as sensitive. Lanolin did not really help me at all, but I still use it.

Super emotional
I cried so much the 1st two weeks randomly. Every time I saw his hands when I unswaddled him I would tear up....baby hands are just so beautiful. I smell and kiss his feet everytime I change his diaper. They have this adorable sour baby scent to them. I adore him. Also for some reason this song was stuck in my head and made me sob my heart out the 1st week.



Overall this has been an incredible experience!!!! I love this little boy more and more everyday!
One of his 1st times getting the hiccups;LOL
(Hoping to add vid later, tinypic is not working yet)







all of us;


2 weeks old;






1 month old;



Edited by mcelweewife - Jan 21 2013 at 3:58pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2013 at 3:57pm
*afraid to read now, maybe later* lol

but you have a beautiful family.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2013 at 3:57pm
Wow! You look great! I'm so happy for you! Thank God he is healthy!.

Your baby is so light! I pray my African genes overpower my SO's if we procreate.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2013 at 3:59pm
Congrats..........and take your time with everything..............children are life changing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2013 at 4:02pm
Awwwww!

The tearing part...I'm soooo glad there was no feeling down there at that time. Like I was reading it and feeling pain lol

Beautiful family!Heart
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2013 at 4:03pm
*reads first two paragraphs*

OH MY GAWDCryCryCry
I hope you continue to recover, and I reeeeally hope your nips and the baby get on the same page. 

*reads last paragraph and sees pictures*

OH MY GAWD YOU GUYS ARE SO CUTECryHeart
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2013 at 4:04pm
time is flying by!Cry

dont rush sex, do it when youre ready and slowly. Smile
baby looks like dad with your nose.





i wanna be pregnant


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2013 at 4:06pm
awww!!! so cute!!!

i am so happy that things are going well for you.

you and your husband look so happy.

your son is beautiful
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2013 at 4:07pm
cute kid and Dead@ ground beef nipples
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2013 at 4:07pm
Beautiful story and beautiful family. Breast feeding will get easier, I promise! I'm going on 4 months and I don't even feel it anymore honestly. I had a 4th degree fear and was back to normal in about 2 months.

One of the most accurate quotes I heard about becoming a new mother is "I never thought I could love someone so much it hurts." Hope your healing continues to go well.
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