Sunday, August 4, 2013

40 weeks!

40 weeks!  Baby wearing
We went on a walk today and decided to take a picture first.  I'm healing OK... still in some pain and trying not to use those muscles that were cut through.  I'm swelling a lot... we called the on call doctor on Friday and he said it was normal.  Apparently people with handicaps (I have right side hemi-paresis) often get horrible edema after C sections in the affected limbs (my right arm and leg). 

Daughter is doing really well.  She hasn't quite got the hang of the day/night thing... but that will come.  Nursing is going pretty well... I've started pumping during the day so that we can take turns giving her bottles at night which is much faster and requires less waking up.  The early morning bottle is Mat's, then I do the 5 or 6:00 bottle and I pump afterward.  My parents are lending us their Ipad so that I can watch Netflix while I pump.  Yay Merlin!

We're still doing disposable diapers.  Until we get a bit more rest and I'm a bit more healed I think we'll stick with disposables.  I still have to make the wet bags anyway...

I had a sip of Mat's beer today for the first time in 10 months!  That was pretty great.  I can have a beer occasionally while breast feeding so I think, once the swelling goes down, I'll really enjoy one :)

I'll leave you with a few pics :)

trying to wake her for a feeding

all dressed up!

handy elephant!


  1. So wonderful. Hope the swelling goes away soon. Leland loved his frog Wubbanub.

  2. She's so perfect! I'm already loving her! When can we meet her?

  3. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I can imagine you are absolutely smitten! MY GOSH! Breathtaking, Malia! I hope you heal up quickly and daughter gets the hang of night and day for you soon. :)

  4. Ahh! Her pictures are giving me baby fever!... And I can't
    Do anything about that right now! Haha! :)

  5. I love that you are wearing her already! Is that a moby? I plan on making a faux-by ;) Its totally a good idea to wait for CD's until after you feel a bit better :)