As for me, the pain is mostly gone (but not forgotten!). Life has settled back into normal pretty quickly and Toby has been an absolute gem so far. Mary Nanna believe me that I'm very relieved that he's totally different to his sister - he sleeps so much! I actually have to wake him to feed day and night, and when he's done he goes back to sleep pretty quickly. Not too much crying either, although he's only a week and half old so I'm probably jinxing myself by saying all this too soon. Annie - I think you're right that bigger babies go longer between feeds and sleep better at night, I just hope he keeps going this way.
Another benefit of having a big baby (and associated big placenta) is that the weight just drops away quickly. I have dropped about 9kg in the last week without even trying at all, and now I'm in that limbo land where my maternity clothes are way too big but my normal clothes are still too small.
|Due date - 5 days before actual birth|
|7 days after giving birth|