Sorry about the quiet blog! We have been trying to coordinate a move from saint joseph to Lincoln!…on the hottest weekend ever! It was literally 100 degrees out both days. David’s shoulders were so sun burned.
We had movers and packers in saint joe last week and we will have movers unloading on Friday!
I think everything went pretty well…as well as it could go with 2 small children!
I got my capsules back about a week after I delivered Dax. I was so nervous about the thought of taking them but I eventually stated easing myself into it. I started slow with one or two a day and then went full force with them. Everyone’s experience with them is different but here is what I have noticed so far.
Postpartum bleeding-I was probably 2 1/2 weeks post when I started taking them, since then, I have noticed the bleeding slow down significantly! I was 4 weeks post of Sunday, August 3rd and I only have very little spotting. And by very little I mean, almost none!
Energy- this is have not noticed a huge difference. But I also chase a toddler around during the day with a newborn attached to me. I do a lot of things with a newborn attached to me. Milah was supplemented so David could hep feed her and watch her if I needed to do something. If I have David watch Dax now, I have to make sure he is full and asleep until I can do whatever it is.
Milk supply-the main reason I wanted to try this. I haven’t noticed a huge increase but there are many factors to this. We do not supplement Dax. I have only pumped twice and got 1/2 oz the first time and 2 1/2 oz the second time. I need to keep pumping to get on a schedule but I have a cluster feeder and can’t really carve time out to do it yet. I also have been trying to eat better and drink more water. I also made lactation cookies and have been eating a lot of oatmeal!
Postpartum depression-I luckily never struggled with this the first time but I didn’t think it would be an issue this time. Which it isn’t. I have been feeling great! There is a lot of exciting things happening for David and I and our little family and we couldn’t be happier! Stressful…yes, definitely but not depressing.
Here is my lactation cookie recipe!!!