Thursday, January 14, 2010

2 Week Postpartum Appointment

I was a little nervous for this appt. Since I have never had a c-section before, I had no idea what to expect. Recovery has been going very well, but it has been a slow process. I get better every day which is nice. But it has been a slow recovery. They did slice me open for gods sake and I need to remember that! At this point I feel almost normal, except I still have to watch twisting at the waist and stuff like that.

They sent me home with steri strips over my incision, so I haven't actually seen it. I knew they were going to remove those. Was my incision healed? Was it big? Was it going to hurt taking those strips off? Just in case I took my last pain pill and 2 Motrin before we left my house. My mom was laughing because she said nothing is going to hurt worse than what you've already been through, and well she was right!

They took off the steri strips (it was painless!) and my incision has healed great! She did a quick breast exam, and we talked about my restrictions still. No sex, exercise, no lifting over 20lbs., how I still need to take my iron supplements because my iron is still low, and birth control options. Birth control, what birth control? We have built in birth control! Me and my DH have discussed this already and because he is back on testosterone therapy for his low T, he is now pretty much sterile again so we have chosen for me not to go back on the pill. Is there is chance we could get pregnant on our own?...sure...if hell freezes over. But we are willing to take that 1-3% chance. And if it did actually happen and I ever were to get pregnant, we would be just fine. Now onto the FUN part....

Getting weighed!

I was most excited about this because I was dying to see how much weight I had dropped. I was hoping for at least 15lbs. and I surpassed that. I've lost 23 pounds (mostly baby stuff I know) since having Miss M! Operation Get Skinny is in full effect! I have a long ways to go to reach my goal, but I was happy about that. More on this later...

So everything went great, and I will see her again at 6 weeks postpartum!

Now onto baby updates...

Miss M is a DREAM baby! She is so calm and peaceful, she never cries, and she is just the sweetest baby we could have ever asked for. Best part about her...She sleeps 5-7 hours at night!! God must be giving us a break knowing what we had to go through to get her. We are so blessed, and well rested : ) She is drinking 2-3 oz. at each feeding, and any time now her "stump", as I like to call it, should be falling off. YAY for real baths...I am getting sick of the whole sponge bath thing.

Kay has been transitioning well. She gets a little attitude when we tell her she cant hold/feed her, but other than that she is adjusting to not being the "only" very well I think. I know its going to take some time to get into a new routine as a family of four, but we are off to a great start!

5 comments:

The Wilson's said...

Sounds like things are going so well for y'all! We opted for no BC as well, I actually thought it was funny when my OB wrote my prescription for it at my 3 week appointment. Your girls are so beautiful!

osuraj said...

Can't believe it's been 2 weeks already! Time sure does fly.

just me, dawn said...

so glad that your appointment went well, and yay for weightloss! and for your dream baby, so very happy for you!

bella1021 said...

glad to hear things are going well!!

I LOVED getting weighed.. it was so nice to see the "normal" numbers!!

Ann and Chris Armenta said...

You are one lucky mommy to have two such wonderful girls! I cant believe M is sleeping through the night already...so jealous!