Monday, January 4, 2010

**Sneak Peak** and We're Home!

I still haven't had time to post my birth story, but I am going to start working on it : )

We got home yesterday afternoon and things have been going great! A little hectic, but way smoother than I had imagined. Physically from the c-section, I am getting a little better watch day. I have been up and trying to stay active because the longer I sit, the stiffer and more discomfort I feel in my abdomen. Walking around really does help. My calf's and feet are very very swollen though from all the fluids I was on, so much so that I cant bend my leg at the knee..its terrible. I am trying to prop them when I can. My stomach has gone down a lot, and goes down a little more each day that passes.

My milk is starting to come in today and that has me a little nervous. Because I did BF Kay for a few weeks, I am not sure how it all works when you don't BF at all. I have been wearing a tight sports bra for the last 2 days, and am going to be trying the cabbage leaf lactation suppression remedy the hospital told me about. Hopefully the engorgement wont be so bad...but we'll see. It was pretty painful last time around, so I am curious on how it all goes this time. To be honest..I'm a little scared!!

Baby is doing FABULOUS. She does have a little night time confusion though. Every night at 10:30 after blissfully sleeping like an angel almost all day, she is WIDE AWAKE. Its quite comical actually. But by around 2:30 am, she finally goes back to sleep. Actually last night she fell back to sleep around 2:30 am, and I had to wake her at 7 am to eat!! And eat she does! Shes drinking about 1 1/2-2 ozs every 3-4 hours!

I cant tell you how in love and incredibly blessed we feel to have her. My DH actually said to me last night "ya know, she's worth all those times I had to do it in the cup" I laughed.

But he's right.

Seeing and holding her in my arms makes everything we went through completely and 100% worth it. Every Dr. visit, every shot, every date with the vag cam, every time something was stuck in my cervix, all the money...I'd do it all over twice to just hold her in my arms. We both just sit and stare in pure amazement of how precious she is.

Kay has brought me to tears several times over the last couple days...as happy as we are to have baby M, Kay is easily double that. Its almost like she knows what we went through to give her a sibling. She calls her our "miracle" and said that she never imagined that she would be so beautiful. She loves her to death and I love seeing her excitement when she's with her little sister.

Life is blissful and we are enjoying every moment.Now for a little sneak peak, here are some photos, more to come : )



14 comments:

Sunshine said...

She is gorgeous! Congratulations!

Jennifer said...

She's beautiful! I'm glad to hear everyone is doing well :-)

Amy said...

she is adorable! Congrats! Kay's miricle remark made me teary! :)

looking4#3 said...

Just gorgeous. The two of your girls are absolutely PERFECT!!! But, I know you know that already!!
Congrats again. All the best to you and your newly expanded family!!!

Jamie said...

Your "miracle" is just too precious for words! Congratulations!

bella1021 said...

AWE... so precious!!!

Hope the boobies start feeling better! Glad to hear that you are up and around...

Congrats!!!

The Wilson's said...

So glad that yall are home:) Enjoy your girls, congrats!

SIMPLEmadeMOM said...

Congrats on your new love! I have two girls too which is so great (Ill let you know how I feel when we're going through the teenage years...hehe).

I didn't nurse with either of mine...the first my milk took about a week to come in and when it did, IT.WAS.AWFUL. I got in the shower and made it as hot as I could stand so they would leak to relieve the pressure. My milk coming in trumpted my labor/delivery 10-fold! That being said, with the second, my milk came in in about 4 days and I already had a stash of cabbage in the freezer. I had on a cami with a built in bra and put the cabbage in there until I could stand the smell --- I'd say I used the first two leaves for about 10-minutes waited half an hour and did another set. They never got painful...I mean I had milk and the leaked here and there (I put nursing pads in so I didn't get it on me) but they never got "engorged". Good luck with it! I wish I had more tricks to give ya but I'd say it'll only last 3-4 days regardless.

Tabitha said...

She is beautiful!!

WantWait&Pray said...

She's beautiful! And the pic of her and Kay melts my heart! So happy for you..so glad you're recovering good and that you're feeling good!

My New Life as a Borin said...

She is precious! Congratulations. :)

ASHELY said...

beautiful precious little girl.
congrats!

Stacey @ Say Something Stacey said...

Congrats again, both of your girls are gorgeous!

hopefaithlove said...

congrats, so pretty. love the hat