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4 Weeks Postpartum - Part 1

Sunday, January 27, 2013

I titled this Part 1, because I haven't gone to the Doctor yet. I won't go in until the 29th, so yeah. I feel great, though. Yeah, my sleep's been affected, but I've never really gotten great sleep. My oldest is doing well in school, academics-wise at least. We're still working on getting his behavior a bit better under control. I want him to go into advanced classes, but we can't if he's misbehaving.

My 5 year old is.....I don't even know what to call him. He's completely trashed his room over the past year. Granted, his brother helped originally, but still....Carpets need to be replaced, walls need to be painted, and his mattress needs to be replaced. Most of his toys have been destroyed. And he's a sweet kid, but if his mood turns sour at all, then he just....loses it I guess. If he even thinks he's in trouble, he completely shuts down and clams up. I really, really don't know what to do with him. I've tried so many different tactics with him and I just....I'm lost.

My oldest daughter is doing well, although she is a bit jealous of the baby. Most of her problem is she's just wanting some attention, which we try to give her. But she's only 18 months so she doesn't understand why she isn't getting the attention she wants. But, she hasn't really shown any aggression towards Emily, so I guess that's good.

And Emily is doing great. Growing like a little weed. She's still got her nights and days mixed a little bit, but it's not bad. Soon, I'm hoping we can get her to sleep through the night. She sleeps best when she's with me, but I can't hold her 24/7 (although I would love to). She's doing well, though.

Cody is doing ok. He had a really down week last week, but I think that might have been because of his appointment more than anything. He hates it, but he gets really anxious around Doctor's and hospitals. I want him to go to my Doctor's appointment with me. But I don't think we can find a sitter and I'm not dragging 3 kids with us.

I'm trying to figure out what I really want to do. I'm 28 years old. I have 4 children. I don't want any more children. So, I'm going to ask her if she'll do a hysterectomy and let me keep my ovaries. She's already told me she'd cut, clamp, and burn my tubes for me. I'm wondering, and hoping, she'll do this procedure, especially since we've both come to the understanding that I am done with the baby-making. I've got 2 more days until the appointment. I'll worry about it then, I guess.
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  • K1TT3N
    I am glad the kids seem to be doing well. I know how frustrating it is having a child that you don't know what to do to help .. that was our Gabe (14) the past month or 2 until we found out he was being bullied at school really bad.
    I am glad everyone is adjusting to Emily. Your 18 month old will come around, just might take her awhile, but your a good mom so you already know that.
    It's nice to see your tracking and all again... It's a smart thing to do the me time with overwriting you have going on.
    Have a great Day!!!!!
    1942 days ago
  • NH_MOM
    Wow! You are one busy mom! I just had my 3rd baby almost a year ago and I can't even imagine another one. I had a c-section so I decided to get my tubes tied while they were already there. I like not having to worry about more kids. Plus, I still have the equipment to have another if I wanted to - not very likely. I don't know about your 5 yr old but he sounds like some kids I say on a tv show. Have you talked to his dr or school(if he attends)? We have issues w/my oldest who's almost 7. He's starting to fall behind and the teacher & I have no idea what to do. My baby girl seems to have some sensory issues already which makes me think she's gonna be like my oldest or worse. Thankfully my middle one is halfway normal. lol Good luck with everything.
    1944 days ago
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