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


4 comments:

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