this is not the birth story
but it’s coming. just as a teaser, there was some minor drama [c-section threats! yoga poses on the bed — while half-paralyzed from the epidural! etc . . . ] but it all worked out.
hospital day 2
there have already been some challenging moments/questions [we ended up giving her the pacifier the second night because even feeding hourly didn’t seem to do anything!] but on the whole i think everything is going really well. we’re learning from her every hour of every day.
we’re now home and settling into a quasi-rhythm — well, as much as you can when on-demand feeding! milk is now freely flowing [yay!] and today we even made it OUTSIDE for a 5 minute walk around the block [literally]. i’m feeling pretty good — better than i thought i would at this point.
✔ first pediatrician visit! [i hope her weight is okay!!!]
✔ first bath [sponge-bath, but i’m still nervous]
that’s about it. and if i have time, perhaps i’ll write about how it all went down on 4.5.12.
i didn’t do such a great job of stocking the freezer pre-baby — in my defense, our freezer isn’t really that big! however, someone else has seriously picked up the slack . . .
mini greek lamb burgers
i was IMPRESSED.
i’ll be back soon!
♥ thank you all ♥ so much for your wonderful comments and thoughts — it was so much fun sharing the past 40+ weeks with all of you. and, thank you as well as for advice over the past 9 months — i WILL be needing more of that to come.