So I've been doing some basic Pilates exercises -- I have this special post-pregnancy Pilates book with exercises sorted out by week -- and it's good to wake up my muscles again, though I WANT TO SWIM.
Picked up a few tips from my friend who visited a few days ago - I ordered a little blue vinyl pad to put under E's tushy during changes (we actually aren't using the big changing pad that much, since the crib mattress is high enough not to hurt our backs). This means that when the "chucks" (little cotton changing pads) from the hospital run out, it won't be a big deal.
(I also love the hospital underwear - it's made of mesh and quite awesome - but I only figured out recently that you can put it in the washing machine. I'm mourning the pairs I thoughtlessly disposed.)
So I'm thinking about pumping. I'm hesitant to throw a wrench in the works, but the fact is, I'll probably want to go out sometime, or have D do one of the night feedings. Problem is, I'm told:
a) I should wait till 4-6 weeks to pump, and even though the pediatrician naysayed this, I think I'll err on the side of caution.
b) that even if I have D do a night feeding, I'll have to pump at the same time to keep my supply up, so it won't really solve any problems. True? False?
Also - a question I forgot to ask my pediatrician - do you have to wait two months (till the two-month shots) to take the baby out? A friend's pediatrician told her this, and my librarian also mentioned it.
Finally, something I know now that I didn't know before - I think most newborns need extra head support in the car seat, and when the time comes, the stroller. I ordered some kind of insert from Target that looks like it will do a good job.