We’re all doing well here. Honestly. Overall.
Breastfeeding is still not at all what I hoped for, but having consulted a lactation specialist, am still optimistic this EXCRUCIATING pain will be gone soon. It seems as if we have a good latch, and nothing else is really wrong; Cadrian just has a really strong suck, but also a poor suck where my ‘girls’ are concerned.
We’ve been having some wonderful friends bring out meals.
Kevin’s mom took this week off work with the intent of babysitting, so I think that will really help to have time off from the girls. They are a handful, and always want to kiss me and Cadrian and bump the chair and climb on us while we are trying to nurse. Nursing at this point requires my full concentration.
Friday was a full day with a trip to the library and a friend’s house, followed by a couple of visits from friends in the afternoon. My cousin was able to come over for dinner too and meet Cadrian.
Today my dad, who had been on RAGBRAI, and Connie, (Kevin’s sister) who had been in Wisconsin for work training both got to meet our precious bundle.
Yesterday out and about, we weren’t properly prepared for both Brielle and Cadrian to poo in their outfits, but it all worked out in the end. No pun intended.
And today within ten minutes of Connie being here I had to change both my tops and bottoms. Leakiness everywhere.
Post birth is messy! And painful!
But oh, look into those barely focused eyes, or feel him nuzzle up to your neck, or pick him up when he’s wailing pitifully in protest to a diaper change and have him immediately quiet and relax into your arms, and you’ll know why I go through it!