It’s been a very typical recovery for me so far.
Oliver is a super duper sweet baby and generally very happy. He sleeps well most nights with very little prompting from mama and dada, and his only food sensitivities so far are dairy and gluten in my diet which gives him a rash on his face. We’re cloth diapering this go ’round and he’s finally fitting into his “one-size” pocket diapers (we are currently loving SunBaby diapers) which makes life a little easier. Breastfeeding is going well with occasional “dips” in my supply, but nothing requiring supplementing. I just drink some Mother’s Milk tea and we’re back in business again (along with lots and lots and lots of extra nursing).
Postpartum depression (which is typical for me) has been lingering more than I would like, so continued prayers for my sense of well being are appreciated. I’ve started taking St.John’s Wort along with evening primrose oil and have been slowly seeing improvement.
My desperate need for caffeinated coffee at regular intervals throughout the day is lessening. I’m taking that as a good sign that I’m headed in the right direction :).
I lost my typical 12-15lbs after having Oliver and haven’t budged a pound since : / which is probably due to my voracious appetite when nursing a baby. I can’t stop thinking about FOOD. 😛
I started tracking my basal body temperature again to give me clues to my health in general and it’s been lower than it should be, which (along with my excessive hair loss) makes me suspect my thyroid is a bit under-active. For now I am going to work on supporting it through diet, supplements, and tracking symptoms.
Other than these things I’m current wracking my brain trying to figure out how to make life continue flowing with 10 crazy wonderful kiddos. 😀 More on that later.
To see pictures of our sweet little “Ollie Wallie” who is about 3.5 months old now, check out my instagram feed in the sidebar.
Tata for now! ~MommyScott