Monday, April 16, 2012

Little (and Big) Piggies

I have a toy that I don't want to put down. ; )  He's such a doll, and I find that I just want to freeze time-I don't want him to grow or change, and I just want to cuddle him.  He's just precious!  : )

It has been busier, but good.  On Friday, I went back to the doctor's office to get the staples across my incision removed.  I was super nervous, and it did kinda hurt a little.  But I made it. ; )  The ones on each side of the scar were easily removed, but the ones to the center?  The skin had already started to grow over them!  I'm sooo thankful I listed to Dr. Gorman and went back in four days instead of seven!  Can you imagine three more days of overgrown skin?  Ouch!
After the doctor visit...his car seat looks sooo big!  (I have a thing for yawns. : O )
And on that same day?  Lots of milk. ; )  I'm still a little bustier than usual, but I know it'll go down.  It gets so painful, and I have to go wake my little eater up...silly boy thinks he can sleep!  Ha.  Not this week.

And walking?  A bit of an enigma.  I still have no stomach muscles, so I can't really get up.  Then I have the pain of my shrinking, contracting uterus coupled with my slumped-over protective pain barrier.  No, it doesn't help..especially when you have to add back pain to the mix!  So walking the week after a c-section is totally overrated.  It'll be back in fashion next week I'm sure.  But for now, I'll take resting on my bed with a baby on me. ; )

And this time..I swelled after delivery.  I'm at 6 days later, but my cankles can't tell the difference!  They think there's still a baby inside!  I asked every nurse and doctor that crossed my path (and any doctor-site my friend Google could pull up!), and it could take up to two weeks to get all the fluid out.  Stresses me!  So on Friday, I was only down 4 lbs (and Carter was 6-6!)  Sad.  I'm down about 6 lbs now...and I'm hoping to be able to bend my little piggies down sometime soon.  My cute sandals are not so cute right now. Except on my closet shelf.

Oh, and the last conundrum has been in my bathroom.  I always forget how hard it will be to reacquaint myself with that regular part of my day.  It just seems like four days is too long!  My body starts to back up, which totally presses on my other internal body parts.  Let's just say I'm not making bananas.

And the latest?  I had to call the doctor-on-call yesterday.  Seems I also have a bladder infection.  Niiiice.  I did not ever say children come easily.  He's still totally worth it though. ; )
Don't you just want to take those little piggies wee-wee-wee all the way home?


Jen Snow said... precious! I can't wait till I am completely well. :) So sweet. He does look so small in that car seat.

Amy@Diapeepees said...

Very lovely pics. Really. Those babies. I could eat them all!