And now we know why my belly was SO big.
Navigating the waters of the first week has been tough. After being induced (for going over by two weeks), we had a healthy baby, but I lost considerable amounts of blood, had to go to emergency surgery, then had a bad reaction to a blood transfusion which all left me very weak.
Not being able to hold my baby that first day after he was born was really tough, and it seemed like everything went the exact opposite of how I’d hoped it would go (apart from the fact that I didn’t get a C-section). But as of today, things seem to be looking up. I still can’t stand up for more than 15 minutes at a time, and nursing has been…just plain old painful, but I feel like things are getting better.
Anyway, I’m not sure how much I’ll get written here, though I feel like I have a lot to say! Posts come as naptimes allow.