Stir Crazy >< New Mom Woes

Discussion in 'Baby Club' started by aragornlover8, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. aragornlover8

    aragornlover8 Well-Known Member

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    I've been terribly stir crazy over the past few days. I can't drive yet, and my husband is making me be terribly cautious because I had a c-section just over a week ago. I can't wait until I can get out of the house for a little bit. It's making me a little depressed, but I'm handling it okay because DH is still off work for now.

    I'm also having a kind of hard time since I found out that I can't breastfeed exclusively. So I'm always having to supplement. I want her to get all of the breast milk that she can. I guess I feel a little guilty that I sometimes am a little wary of the extra step. It would be easier if my body would do what it was supposed to do and give her everything she needs.

    I'm not really asking for advice or anything, I guess. Just venting. Sorry if I sound like a whiner. :wacko:
     
  2. goddess25

    goddess25 Well-Known Member

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    Your not being a whiner its totally normal how your feeling. Its hard not to feel the way that you do, it wont last for long and you will soon be out the house with bambino. I understand how your feeling with the BF that happened to me first time around and i found it really hard to deal with. Your going to be just fine!
     
  3. starlight2801

    starlight2801 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Hun, I know exactly how you feel. I felt exactly the same as you a week after my c section. I hated not being able to do much and felt a bit like a prisoner in my own home.

    It's been nearly 4 weeks now though and things are great. DH is back at work so I have to get on with things normally and am loving being a mum :)

    I gave up on BF after 2 weeks of problems with it (yes, I still feel guilty) so credit to you for making sure your LO is still getting as much breast milk as possible.

    You are doing great and I promise it will start to feel better sooner than you think x
     
  4. aragornlover8

    aragornlover8 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you ladies so much. It makes me feel better to know that my feelings are normal. I was just feeling so guilty - like I should feel nothing but bliss with my LO home with me now. I'm just trying my best to take it one day at a time. :) Looking forward to being able to go out like a normal person again!
     
  5. starrybean

    starrybean Proud Mom of One

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    Your feeling are definitely normal! Not being able to drive drove me nuts! I also got so mad when I would try & do more around the house & then would be in pain from doing too much :dohh:

    Take it easy & enjoy relaxing with your lo :flower:
     
  6. QTPie

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    Can you get out for a coffee or a short walk (with baby and OH)? Just getting out of the house - daylight, fresh air and mobility - does you the world of good :)

    The first few weeks seem like "the end of life as you knew it", but actually it won't be long until you feel a LOT more human! I was walking about a mile a day or so by 3 weeks, driving at 4 weeks, back in the gym/swimming by 7 weeks :)
     

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