Thursday, May 28, 2009

Doing Well

Baby (whom I'm tempted to call Pink Baby after someone was clever in the comments about my cat names!) is on the gaining weight side of the equation now, eating heartily, farting copiously (and making hilarious faces as he tries to manage it). I'm wiped out but recovering.

Looked at my incision with a mirror. Kind-of wish I hadn't, though I'm sure it'll look better as it heals more. Having been awake for a grand total of two hours, I think I need to go nap now.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Laura! - I'm so thrilled for you! Isaac is beautiful! I'm looking forward to meeting him. It's fun reading what you have to say. Hope you keep it up. It seems your life gets fuller and fuller!
Your dad left a message on our answering machine right after he got the good news. I want you to hear it sometime. Your dad's so excited and his voice is shaking. It's sooooo cute! :)
Get plenty of rest. I had a c-section and it can affect your hormones more than regular delivery. As long as you don't get too busy, you should be OK. lol
Love, Aunt Carol

Kimberly Chapman said...

Belated congrats...you sound very coherent so don't worry about that. True incoherence will come in a week or so when babyeuphoria wears off. Good thing they're cute, eh?

If it starts to get overwhelming, accept help from others when you can (which I'm personally very bad at), and remember that you're not alone in any of it because all of us mamas have been there and understand.

Wishing you the best! :D

Diane Vespa said...

The scars do look horrendous at first. I remember being really concerned about my recovery when my obstetrician explained - just keep in mind that we cut you completely open, took out your insides, smooshed them around and put them back. Yeah, you'll feel yucky for awhile. Now the scar is barely visible.

Billy Dennis said...

In the years to come, you will find the farts far less amusing.

Jennifer said...

The scar improves A LOT over time. I thought mine was going to be red forever (being very pale skinned, it seemed very prominent) but it's barely noticeable now. The stretch marks are another story, LOL.

My favorite face is the worried expression that so many babies naturally seem to have. I had little experience with little ones when I had my son and I really thought the newborn Taylor might be judging my parenting skills and finding them lacking.

AF said...

Congrats from a consumerist reader! Love the "now with more baby" tagline...

Anne D. said...

Ignore the incision! Bleah. The C-section ones usually heal pretty well. I had to laugh when my obstetrician proudly told me he'd done a "bikini cut" for my C-section. I was nearly 41 years old and 30 pounds overweight at the time; the idea of ever wanting to slip into a bikini again was pretty laughable. ;-)

Syphronia Manning said...

The scar doesn't seem so bad after a while... it's the stretch marks that you'll forever notice... that is unless you're one of those blessed people that I hate so much that never gets a stretch mark or extra skin. lol. On that note... even the stretch marks are forgivable compared to that darn skin! I tell myself over and over that I will be a nurse in a couple of years... then maybe I will look for a job in a plastic surgeons office to get a discount.... or maybe I can find me a sugar daddy? By then, I'll probably be too old to care. lol