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Old 12-03-2007, 02:48 PM   #1
 
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Default It's been a rough few months

Wow I finally have both kids sleeping at the same time. I figured I'd check in and say hello while I can. It's been a rough recovery for me.

I lost alot of blood during the delivery, but they weren't sure where it went. They did a cat scan and it showed I had tons of clots in my uterus, so that's where all the blood went. I had been having cramps for weeks after the baby was born, which I knew wasn't really normal after the first few days, but didn't think much of it. Then one day I had REALLY bad cramps and that night I started having contractions! It was so painful and so weird I had to call my doctor. He told me it was the clots trying to come out and it was like I was in labor - great, just what I need 6 weeks pp. A little while later they all just started pouring out. It went on for a few hours. It was a horrible night.

In addition to the cramps throughout those six weeks I was feeling week and achy, but I just thought it was because of the lost blood. I never saw any improvment, and then one night I woke up feeling miserable with a fever and it turned out I had mastitis. I had a mild pain in my boob, but I just thought that was normal for being new to breastfeeding. It wasn't until the fever that I put it all together.

I'm happy to say that finally after 8 weeks, I'm feeling like my old self. I still don't have much time, but that is to be expected.

Sophia is doing really well with breastfeeding and Lucy has now become obsessed with the fact that my boobs make milk. She'll put the boppy around her, take her doll and lift up her shirt and put the doll there to feed her. It's really cute.

There's no real routine with Sophia, and she doesn't nap well during the day, so I figured I better take this opportunity to check in because who knows when I'll have time to come back.

Hope everyone is doing well.
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Old 12-03-2007, 02:53 PM   #2
 
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How scary about the clots! I'm glad to hear everything is well now. Thanks for checking in
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Old 12-03-2007, 04:51 PM   #3
 
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I hope things keep getting better for you!
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Old 12-03-2007, 05:08 PM   #4
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Sorry you had such a rough recovery! Glad things are getting better. Hope you stay well!
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Old 12-03-2007, 05:40 PM   #5
 
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Sounds like a rough time. Glad to hear you're on the mend and feeling better.
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:12 PM   #6
 
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Sophia is doing really well with breastfeeding and Lucy has now become obsessed with the fact that my boobs make milk. She'll put the boppy around her, take her doll and lift up her shirt and put the doll there to feed her. It's really cute.
That's so sweet!

Glad you're doing well.
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:30 PM   #7
 
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I agree- vrey scary about the clots! I'm glad everythign is better now!
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:33 PM   #8
 
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How scary! I'm glad everything turned out ok!
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:42 PM   #9
 
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How scary! I'm glad everything is better now!
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:25 AM   #10
 
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I'm glad you are doing much better, Jenny.

And yay for sleeping children!

Thanks for checking in with us.
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Old 12-04-2007, 12:10 PM   #11
 
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Second Yea for sleeping kiddos.

Glad your feeling better. Hopefully things will get a little easier now.
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:45 PM   #12
 
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I am glad that you are doing better now.

And congrats on Sophia. I have not been around much lately.
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Wow, girl, glad things are much better!
Good to see you back around
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