Saturday, January 3, 2009
Prego Log: #13- Post Partum *Not* Depression
As far as I am concerned- my life is Euphoria.
My life since Faye has been pretty easy. Better than easy.
Best Mom Ever
My mom is still in town and takes care of all the washing, cooking, cleaning, shopping and anything and everything else that needs to be done. She and David have been sharing responsibilities caring for Miles so that I can focus all my attention on healing, resting and loving on my baby girl.
Loves to my Lover*
Somehow David and I are even happier than we were before. It's not just a -I love my life and I couldn't be happier- it's more like - I love my life and I can't stop laughing at everything you say so kiss me. It's nice.
I'm Bringing Sexy Back
Speaking of nice- get a load of this: my baby weight is practically falling off. Faye has been alive for 12 days and I only have three pounds to go to get back to what I weighed pre-baby. Lately I have been losing a pound a day and I'm hoping it continues that way until I lose that extra 20 lbs that I have been meaning to take off for the past few years, but I will be happy just to lose the baby weight if that doesn't happen.
Move Over Bessie
Wanna know the secret? Milking. I'm a cow. I already have a freezer full of frozen milk. Infact, David had to turn on our deep freezer downstairs because I ran out of room upstairs. I counted 29 bags of 5 oz. each today. David looked online and I can sell each ounce for $2.00. So, basically I just made almost 300 bones. Only, I wouldn't really sell it. If I don't end up using it I will donate it to Mothers Without Ducts or some organization that might be in need or at least one that I didn't just make up. Anyway, I'm a cow and it's making me lose weight and making Faye gain.
Perfect Baby Syndrome
Faye gained her weight back within 3 days and is growing rapidly. She is awesome. She latched on right away and has been eating well ever since. She is also a great sleeper. She sleeps sometimes so long that I have to wake her up because I'm afraid my boobs will explode if I don't get some relief.
Sadly, she has a blocked tear duct and so she has a goopy eye and Miles has a cold and he has a goopy eye, but other than that both kids are doing well.
Miles doesn't seem to acknowledge Faye's existence. Yesterday he told us her name and today I got him to help me with her bath, but other than that- Faye is just something that makes Mommy sit around and hold all the time. I'm not worried. In fact, I'm glad because his aversion to her helps keep his cold to himself. I'm sure in time they will be friends.
In short, my life is Euphoria. We will see how things turn out when David goes back to school and my mom leaves. I'm more than nervous. Terrified, actually, but I'm sure I will be able to figure things out. ...Please pray for me.
*Well, not for a few more weeks at least.