Wednesday, October 1, 2008

How to Survive a C-Section

Pool jets on the ankles when they swell up like fat logs.

Get a Easy Grasp Reacher for picking up your underwear off the floor.

Get a Fisher Price Rainforest Open Top Swing, for going to the bathroom, and making breakfast.

I used the Medela shield when I was in the hospital with the c-section. I have seen 3 Lactation Consultants (LCs) and the last one helped me tremendously, and now I don't need it. I am getting the My Breast Friend Pillow as a gift from the father's parents, but now I am using the end piece of a sofa cushion till it comes. I would suggest scooping the cream that collects under the shield and letting him suck it off your clean finger. Try to get a certified LC and get off the shield eventually. You can start with it and then pull it off and sometimes they are so hungry they will still latch on for the rest of the feeding. It stressed me out always having the shield to feed, and I was paranoid I would lose it and not be able to feed my child. Now that I can breast feed I am much happier, and confident.

Mumu dresses, nursing bras without the underwires. Lots of sanitary napkins without the dri weave. Those one size fits all mesh boy shorts that the hospital gives. Classic BabyBjorn Front Carrier because you can't lift the little one and hold them over your shoulder for long.

Guinness for the bleeding, and anemia its high in iron, good for circulation, laxative properties, low in alcohol content and calories, and of course it tastes oh so good. Guinness is also known as black gold, black food, liquid cereal and pavement.
Guinness Alcohol content:
Guinness Draught, sold in kegs—4.1 to 4.3% alcohol by volume (abv);
Extra Cold Draught, sold in kegs and put through a super cooler—4.1 to 4.3% abv;
Bottled Guinness Draught, which includes a patented "rocket widget" to simulate the nitrogenation in the draught variety—4.1 to 4.3% abv;
Canned Guinness Draught, which includes a similar but differently shaped widget—4.1 to 4.3% abv;
Guinness Original/Extra Stout, as near to Arthur Guinness's original porter as can be obtained today—4.2 or 4.3% abv (Ireland, UK), 5% abv (Canada, mainland Europe), and 6% abv (United States, Australia, Japan);
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, sold in Ireland, Africa, the Caribbean and Asia—5% abv (China), 6.5% abv (Jamaica, East Africa), 7.5% abv (Ireland, West Africa, Indonesia, St. Kitts & Nevis) and 8% abv (Malaysia), blended with a small amount of intentionally soured beer to balance the flavour;
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout Nigeria, uses sorghum in the brewing process instead of barley because of restrictions on barley cultivation. Sold in Nigeria (the third largest and fastest-growing Guinness market in the world) and Great Britain—7.5% abv;
Guinness Special Export Stout, sold in Belgium—8% abv;
Guinness Bitter, an English-style bitter beer—4.4% abv;
Guinness Extra Smooth, a smoother stout sold in Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria—5.5% abv;
Guinness Mid-Strength, a low-alcohol stout being test-marketed in Limerick, Ireland from March 2006—2.8% abv
Calories: 153 for 12 oz.

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1 comment:

Vanessa said...

Great information, although I've already had my 2 Caesars!!