Mother of all pillows

Your baby: Three months and third week. Big topic this week: mother’s milk. One of the tips on BC mentioned nursing pillows. It took me back to the day my sweet husband went out and got me one.

It was the day we returned from the hospital. My OB said that I should go home a mere 2 days after my C-section if I so wished, so that I may be more comfortable. Gosh, did I hate that hospital bed! I was on the same bed from the moment they swung me onto it off the operating table. We tried to establish a wonderful nursing relationship, my daughter and I, both trying our hardest. She, being but a few hours old, had but one job. But her nutrition depended on it. For me…football hold, cradle hold, cross-cradle hold, lying down, sitting up, leaning back, hopping on one foot…

I figuratively jumped at the opportunity to leave the hospital much sooner than I could have hoped from the moment surgical intervention was decided upon. We made it home with M, in itself, a bizarre experience, hardly believing that we were parents; that we have this small new family. It was a haze of pain and sleep. I might have mentioned that I wished a had something to prop her up or I might not have. R went out in the evening to get, I know not what, but he came home super-excited; he discovered the mother of all pillows, pun intended – the nursing pillow. Granted, he wasn’t quite sure how it was used; granted that it didn’t still come easy for M or me; but guess what! He made our lives a lot simpler, to the point that we now find it all a source of relaxation, not stress; tears of joy, not frustration; time to sink into warm cushioned slumber… yawn, zzzzzzz!!!!!!

PS: We’re having some trouble now, because of possible food allergies :-(. I hope it’ll all get resolved soon.

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