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Hi ladies! New here, and am so excited, but nervous! I am having my BA on Monday and I have a 5 year old and 17 month old. I will have my MIL to help me for 2 weeks, but I can’t just not hold my baby for 14 days! Any experience y’all can share? Also, how do I tell my 5 1/2 year old, who notices everything, what mommy had done? Thank you!!

 

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20 hours ago, Zoey23 said:

Hi ladies! New here, and am so excited, but nervous! I am having my BA on Monday and I have a 5 year old and 17 month old. I will have my MIL to help me for 2 weeks, but I can’t just not hold my baby for 14 days! Any experience y’all can share? Also, how do I tell my 5 1/2 year old, who notices everything, what mommy had done? Thank you!!

 

Hey hun, good luck for your surgery tomorrow :) It's good you have your MIL for 2 weeks to help out. You will be able to hold your 17 month old, but you can't pick them up as you can't lift anything heavy, get them to climb up on your lap - that way you can still have cuddles. As for your 5 1/2 year old, just say mommy had special surgery for her chest and leave it at that. The first few days you may be in a bit of pain and really tired, so tell your older one that mommy is sick, but will be better real soon. Take it easy, don't do too much and rest up as much as you can!

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Hey Hun, 

Good luck today, I hope everything goes well!

I am 11 dpo today and we have 4 kids (7,6,3 & 15months) I was so concerned about how I would manage as my hubby could only take a few days off. My mum helped for the first week and our eldest was great getting our youngest out the cot, putting in highchair ect. To be honest my recovery has been an absolute breeze! Apart from the first few days were I couldn't stop vomiting but I had no need to take painkillers apart from the first night. 

My surgeon said if you can't avoid picking your baby up for things like cot, highchair ect your not going to do any damage to implants and that you just might find it hurts. Just listen to your body and you will be fine! 

Take it easy the first few days, rest as much as possible! 

Enjoys your new boobs ?

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My children were very similar in ages to yours, my youngest was actually 15 months. I found the best way to carry him or lift him in and out of his cot was to almost hug and lift! So not using my hands to grasp him but literally putting my arms all around him and almost lifting with my whole torso. What this did was take my pecs out of the equation and my back was doing the lifting. It was manageable that’s for sure. Sometimes if he was in his cot And wanted to get out I would get him to wrap his arms around my neck, I would wrap my arms around his back, and lift, and I would feel a thing on my chest for that little while. Other option is lots of fun piggy backs ?

My daughter who also notices everything, didn’t notice a thing! When I showered I just told her I had cut myself that’s why I had bandages under my boobs, she never even noticed. The first few days when I was very stiff and moving awkwardly I just told her I hurt my neck and back which is common for me anyway ?

 

good luck all th best! 

 

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