I don’t know what to expect for my healing but I see progress. There’s less bleeding and cramping. The hemorrhoids are healed quite a bit. I’m so glad I took stool softeners throughout and after because it’s quite manageable. The stitches are the challenge. If I move around too much I get sore which is keeping us from taking walks. Well that and fatigue. Lol
I think I would be doing better if I remembered to bathe daily. Why is that hard? The day just slips away. I have done a few sitz baths but find they put pressure on the very area I’m trying to heal. Hopefully I’ll remember to do it tomorrow because I want to feel better faster.
The unexpected change is lack of appetite. I need to eat more but nothing sounds good, and I can’t even choke much down. That’s starting to change but nowhere near normal. That should change with the hormone balance and mood increase. It hasn’t kept me from producing enough milk at least. And I can button my jeans for the first time in months which is cool. I’ll keep working on it though because healthy is more important than weight. Most of the time I get some vitamins in so that helps.
I think that’s about it. Oh wait, breastfeeding! Lol my nipples are pretty sensitive at first but that eases up quickly. I’m not noticing any real issues in this area. Today I received two nursing bras which are a sports bra style. They are a nice improvement over no bra and using the nursing hospital gowns I snagged. Nursing in public is still a ways off though. I’m really happy that nursing is working for us. It’s more because she’s a quick learner though. 🙂
Time to hand off this baby and get ready to nap!