My C-section went well. I was so surprised at how fast it went. I'll try and do a post about it. I know I would have liked someone to tell their c-section story before I had mine so I knew what exactly to expect.
I guess I'm a speedy healer. I was released from the Hospital 48 hours after the surgery. I was up and walking half a day before they expected me to be. I was also eating a regular diet much sooner than they expected. From the moment I came home I was up and moving. It wasn't easy to get around or stand up for the first few days, I was walking quite slow, but each day got better. I had some upset stomach issues for a day or two - no throwing up, just a very tender tummy. Because of Motrin I was more swollen than during pregnancy and it was horrible. I stopped taking it and since I've been sweating up a storm whenever I sleep - it's gross, but I can see my ankles and my face is thinning up a bit again!
I ordered a cesarian support belt thingy that has really made quite the difference. Within the first day of putting it on that night I lost more water weight and my stomach visibly shrunk quite a bit. I'm a big fan! It was quite the task to put on at first but then after that first day it got a bit easier each time. I highly recommend it. I can give you the link if you'd like.
As for the baby; she is perfect. Her name is Naomi and she looks exactly like Jaren. She has my nose and my detached ear lobes. But that's all we can find of me. She has Jaren's long skinny fingers, toes and arms and legs. And each day as she get's a bit older I find she is more and more the spitting image. In a much prettier daintier package. :) I'm rather impressed that Jaren makes such a beautiful girl! He quite enjoys it. He is such a wonderful father and since the second she has come out he has been right there taking care of her without complaint of sacrifice.
Sleep has been the biggest obstacle. She likes to be held. A lot. She wouldn't lay down by herself in her bassinet for longer than 40 minutes. Then I tried laying her on her side. Oh man, she slept in that thing 3 1/2 hours today. It makes sense! It's how she likes to be held, it's pretty much how she was in my belly. On her side. So nice to find out all these little quirks that help us.
Since this is the worst flu season ever we are in lock down. She was born 3 weeks preemie and is so tiny. It would be horrible to have a sick baby and it's dangerous with how small she is. Because of this we are only letting immediate family come to see her and even then, they need to have their flu shots. If anyone feels even a little bit under the weather they stay away. We appreciate that. It makes me sad that I can't show her off like I'd like, but I would much rather have a happy, healthy baby.
Here she is!
She is so bright eyed and was since I first held her. She is so much fun and every day has little things that show bits of her personality. She's a happy wonderful baby. I'm SO glad she is here and so glad to not be pregnant anymore. I can move!
5 lbs 14 oz
18.5 inches long
Jaren look-a-like in girly form
Lots of brown hair - hangs down her neck
Loves to have her hands on her face
The private blog: I've posted on there and added all of the email addresses I have. If you have not recieved an email I either don't have your email address or entered it in wrong. Send me an e mail at whitneykathleen at gmail dot com or leave me a comment with your email in it. I'll try to update as much as I can on both, but until I have some free time it may be sparse.
I love being a mommy!