I can't believe I have been a mum of two for just over a week now, its scary. However its feeling completely natural and better than I expected it too. The blog was a little quiet over the last week but I'm hoping now I'm a bit more with it to pick it back up again, slowly of course, I'm still adjusting.
Anyway, I thought I would post an update on me postpartum.
Just over a week ago saw me undergo major surgery in that of a cesarean. My recovery from this is going incredibly well - better than I expected. Within six hours of the surgery I was up and showered and looking after my baby and less than 24 hours after surgery I was back at home. At the moment I'm still having occasional pain within my scar area as my muscles are returning back. I can honestly say I am feeling a lot better than I expected too, maybe it was because I was nervous a lot after Jack or maybe its as my section wasn't planned, who knows but I'm glad too be feeling better than expected. My uterus contracted really quickly and I'm actually really quite glad about that as the pain was horrendous. I can't remember them from Jack, but they say with subsequent children they get stronger.
I disliked my body before I was pregnant, and at the moment it's ok because 'I've just given birth' however I know this isn't going to last forever and I will soon be back to disliking parts again, so this time as soon as I'm able I'm determined to try loose that mum tum. I've tried on some pre-pregnancy clothes and some fit, I'm choosing the easy feeding ones but don't have many. I have a bit of a saggy tum, but I believe that's a little natural after a section. I believe I have a couple of new stretch marks, but my body is covered and although I'm not overly keen on those, I've grown two babies so I have to show that somehow. I still have some aches and pains within my back area but I think this is more down to posture than being pregnancy/postpartum related.
As for weight loss, I didn't weigh myself during my pregnancy as when we moved house we threw the scales away. I did however get weighed during one of my later midwife appointments and I weighed myself 5 days postpartum and I managed to loose 13.8lbs in this time, so almost a stone. I'm trying to eat the best I can to keep the weight away but I tend to be snacking as I'm breastfeeding.
With Jack, I remember being quite teary but I was going through a lot just after that with my parents marriage breaking down. This time I'm yet again going through a hell of a lot with a house move and living in temporary accommodation as well as having some interfering family members; and some days I can feel myself getting rather emotional and just wanting to sit and cry. Currently I'm blaming this emotion on baby blues and everything in which my body is going through emotionally as well as my hormones settling out. I'm enjoying the time I spend with my children, as well as that spent with family who matter.