Friday, March 28, 2008

Good, Bad & Ugly

The Good:
I can see my belly button again

I can see my feet again

I recovered from my c-section a lot sooner and easier this time. I think it was getting out of the hospital bed sooner and arnica.

The baby is such a good baby.

Breastfeeding. It is good to bond with the baby and know I am the only one who feeds him.

E is such a huge help with everything



The Bad:
My stitches still hurt

This lack of sleep is killing me

K had a rash all over his body today and I had to rush him to the doctor's office. turned out to be just a "newborn" rash that appeared a little late but is harmless. I was only slightly overwhelmed going out with all three kids 10 days after giving birth.

Breastfeeding. I am so tired it would be nice to have someone else feed him once in awhile. Like at 4 am .

The Ugly:
My incision. Gross.

My moods. I am a hot mess. I go from crying to being so0 grateful and happy. My hormones have really plunged and it is a strange ride, my friends.

Did I mention I am breastfeeding? It is hard and rewarding all at once.

7 comments:

  1. it's all a catch-22 isn't it??

    the sweating is what I remember the most. how hot I was all the time especially in the night.

    2 weeks until I'm with you sister!

    hang in there, sounds like things are super!

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  2. Mel, I was so hot in the hospital!
    2 weeks goes fast, sleep now!

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  3. Kristi4:43 PM

    Going out with three kids is a tall order. You're a better woman than me!

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  4. I'm late - congratulations!!!

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  5. Kevin is just adorable... congratulations!

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  6. Oh, you! It's hardest right now, isn't it? Soon it'll be spring and you can go outside and tucker 'em all right out with fresh air, then maybe you'll sleep a bit more.

    Congratulations on recovering so well and having such a sense of humor about it all!

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  7. The breastfeeding will get better. I remember being home just after Tess and just being soaked all the time. Sweat, milk, ugh, it was non-stop fluids. But it does end :)

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