Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving/1 week PP!

1 week PP:

This time last week I was in the middle of being convinced that I was in labor and asking to go home since I wanted to eat lunch. It was still a few more hours until I really believed that I was having a baby, but I guess they were all right! It's been such an amazing and surreal experience these last few days with my little boy. He's so perfect and SUCH a good little baby. The first few nights he had his days/nights mixed up, but we discussed the issue with him and he's now on track! Granted, we're still waking him up (yes- we have to wake up our little baby. I have a feeling he might sleep through the night if we'd let him) every four hours so that he can have some munchies and I don't explode. Jony and I are so in love. Thanksgiving has taken on such a new meaning to us- we know how very blessed we are every time we look into those gray/blue eyes.

Post-partum has been no cakewalk, but it's not too bad. I've been managing on Advil every 6 or so hours- no need for the pain meds. I was SO sore on Sunday- both from engorgement and from labor. My back is still a bit sore, but it's getting much better. Mostly, I'm just waiting out the healing from my tear. I am sitting down/getting up a lot easier now. It gets a bit better every day. Breastfeeding has been going extremely well. Almost too well. I feel like we've got to have something hard coming up soon. Everything's been too easy! He latched like a pro right after he was born and has ever since. I don't even have to help him anymore. Engorgement wasn't too bad since I had it while Jeffrey was doing some cluster feeding. I'm feeling pretty normal now, although my boobs are a bit bigger! YAY! They get really full feeling, but it's not too uncomfortable, and it's a quick fix- pop him on the boob.

For fun, here's the postpartum survey:

  • How far along were you when you had your baby? 39 weeks, 3 days
  • How long was labor? Hard to say since I didn't know that I was, but, for what I would consider hard labor- about 3 hours
  • Total weight gain: 21lb
  • Back into your own clothes yet? I'm in my tops, but I think all my bottoms are headed to donation. My hips=much larger
  • Did you get stretch marks? At 38 weeks, I got some small ones at the very bottom of my belly. You can barely see them now, especially since they're super low
  • Did you deliver vaginally or by c-section? vaginally- med free!
  • Best moment this week: The birth of my baby boy
  • What I miss about being pregnant: feeling him move
  • How big is baby: born at 7lb12oz. 7lb 4oz on Sunday. He is currently 7lb 9oz
  • Baby's temperament: SO content. He's the happiest baby and can be calmed so easily (especially by my nipples)
  • What I am looking forward to: when he smiles and means to


Stacia said...

I'm so glad this whole experience has been great for you!

lonesomedove said...

Can't wait to see pics! Glad you and Jeffery are doing well!

Mrs. P said...

This made me smile! I am so glad things are going so well for you! I hope I get to meet your awesome little man before I move in February =)

Rachel H. said...

So look so great! I'm so impressed, and I hope to look that good afterwards! :)