…is harder then it sounds particularly when you have to go out to take care of yourself and rely on other people to maintain the schedule because then it takes all afternoon (and evening and the morning of the next day) to get the baby re-adjusted.
This morning, I had to go to the obstetrician for reasons that I don’t think that I should get into here. Needless to say, I have to go back for an ultrasound on Friday to make sure that there was nothing left over from the delivery of my daughter. The good news is that the tear that I had is healing nicely – I was worried about that and about the bleeding. I still am worried about the bleeding. hopefully the ultrasound will come back showing that everything was gotten out of me when I delivered. But anyways, I got home and had to get Gabby back on a feeding schedule of every two hours alternating with me pumping right after I change and feed her. I find that I have the most success with waking her up at about 2 -2.5 hours, changing her diaper and then feeding her after which I will pump a new bottle. At night, even though Izzy feeds her I still get up to pump in order to get my supply up and to relieve the inevitable pressure that leads to engorgement. Ah the joys of pregnancy and post partum. I don’t know how people like that couple with the 18 children do it because it’s just too much for me sometimes. blech.