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Post op help with 4 kids! Post op help with 4 kids!

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Unread 02-07-2012, 10:42 AM
Post op help with 4 kids!

I'm wondering what would be the reccomend time to have some Major help in the house. My C sections we not a huge deal recovering, but my laporotomy was like 8 weeks before I felt a semblance of normal, so I expect this will be more like that. i have 12 month old twin girls, a 4 yearl old girl, and 8 year old boy. I have lots of help the first 2 weeks, but once we get to week 3 it's not looking good. Suggestions? I do not do well with pain...

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Unread 02-07-2012, 11:05 AM
Re: Post op help with 4 kids!

Everyone heals differently however the general rule of thumb is 6-8 weeks. At 3 weeks you may feel well enough little things but the restrictions you need to follow will be diificult without help. There is no lifting, bending pushing pulling until you at least 6 weeks. This will make it.difficult with little ones. Is there anyone that can come over for a few hours a day and help with nap times and lunch at the very least? This would help you out a great deal. Another recommendation is to clear the bottom.shelf of the frig and use that for all the kids drinks and snacks. This way they (or at least the two oldest) can get what is needed and they think its fun cuz they get to help mommy.

Good luck
Unread 02-07-2012, 11:10 AM
Re: Post op help with 4 kids!

I'm in the same boat. My husband is military and after 2 weeks, I'll be alone with the kids. He only gets to live here a couple days a week.
I've started looking into getting someone to come in a few days a week to do housework. I'm mostly concerned with laundry, dishes and the garbage. There's no way I'll be able to get the dumpster to the curb on trash day!
I'm also already scouring websites for recipes that I can make now to freeze. I'm sure at 2 weeks, I'll be able to handle turning the oven on and throwing in a casserole.
I helped care for my mother-in-law after her surgery and she wasn't able to do much for about 6 weeks. I know everyone is different but I'm using that as my gauge for minimum help time frame.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 11:12 AM
Re: Post op help with 4 kids!

my husband is also military. I have him taking the second week post op off, my mom and sister in law are here for the first.

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