So yeah, baby girl. And so TEENY TINY, at least compared to her brother and cousins. I keep having to remind myself (and others) that she's a normal baby, not a preemie. We're all just used to oaf babies.
This c-section was absoultely, completely and totally unlike my previous one. If that's the kind of c-sections most people have, I can see why they don't think it's a big deal. Vaginal birth is still better (in my one-sided opinion), but this wasn't horrible. In fact, I haven't had a single c-section nightmare since it happened (which I've had off and on since my first one) and I believe some of the nasty emotional wounds have been healed a bit.
While on the operating table, I decided to go ahead and have them slice up my tubes. I'm still paranoid, and will confirm with my doc at my next follow-up appointment that they were in fact CUT and not just clamped. No more pregnancies, thanks.
I have a lot to say about being in the hospital, but I'm going to need more than the 10 minutes I have available to get it typed up. Maybe another day.
Toadette went to her 2 week doc appointment yesterday, she's now 8 lbs 9 oz. Doc says it's tremendous growth, but I still feel like it's TEENY TINY.
BTW, clock is totally p0wned, just like we all said he would be. heh heh heh
Yesterday I took the kids and dog on a walk. This was the first exercise I've done in 10 weeks. I managed to do the full 1.15 miles and it only took me 30 minutes. Not too shabby! However, my legs have ached ever since. It's amazing how quickly you lose muscle. The current Plan is to walk the mile 3 times a week until it isn't painful any longer. Then I'll do it 5 times a week, then move to the 2 mile walk. I hope to be interval jogging again by September.
Toadette eats every 3 hours. At night she'll usually go every 4 hours. When she's being evil, she'll only snack instead of eating, then will go 2 hours. I hate the snacking.
clock goes back to work tomorrow. I'm feeling very nervous about it in the same way you feel the night before a new job that will stretch your skills. MIL is here for 2 weeks, so I do have help, but still.... My sister tells me it takes about 6 weeks to get in a groove. As usual, nothing to do but plow forward.
My butt and hips are still large and none of my pants fit. My "transitional pants" from The Dude's pregnancy don't even fit. This sucks. I'm having a similar problem with shirts, due to the boob issue. Well, boob size + no such thing as a supportive nursing bra + stomach is still big, as well as hips. I guess I'll keep wearing the maternity stuff for a bit longer. I'm hoping a few weeks of regular exercise will really get things moving.
NEW PERSONAL BOOB RECORD: L cup. Yes, that's L as in Lizard. They're down to a J cup now, so that's a plus I suppose. I'll be at my final nursing size (assuming things go like they did with The Dude) at 3 months, and I'm hoping it's a G cup (or smaller, but I don't dare dream).
Now that I no longer have food aversions, I'm back on the whole food, plant based diet with very little oil. I got into bad eating habits while pregnant so I have to break the fat and sugar addictions again. Oatmeal and fruit for breakfast, giant salad + piece of bread for lunch, vegan dinner 5-6 nights a week. Once I get back in the habit, this way of eating makes me feel incredible - LOTS of energy (which I'll need!), rarely hungry (I try to stick with high nutrient, lower calorie foods for breakfast and lunch).
One day I'm going to finally trust my own instincts and quit listening to other people. I knew something was going on the night before I went to the hospital (I was in early labor!), but I blew it off because of things other people said. Yeah, I'm right more often than I give myself credit for, and I need to just go with it. meh.
In case you were wondering, Tylenol DOESN'T DO A FUCKING THING for pain. Even Tylenol #3 pales in comparison to ibuprofin! I miss ibuprofin!!!!
Speaking of drugs, I have 7 more days of twice daily heparin injections left, then I'm back to Lovenox for another 3 weeks. Then blood thinners no more! Assuming I never get a clot, that is - I still have a clotting condition.
The never-ending to-do list sucks. Moreso when items on the list are a total hassle.
That's enough for now I suppose. Maybe I'll get around to writing up my hospital stay diary sometime soon. Good times!
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