The good, great, best news is that Eve is a fantastic newborn. I don't have a lot to compare her to, but so far, she's been a dream. She isn't very fussy, and when she gets fussy she's easy to soothe. She eats a lot (we haven't figured out a breastfeeding "routine" yet, but I'm just following her lead) and sleeps a lot, especially at night. I was unaware that newborns were capable of sleeping for 6- and 8-hour stretches.
My only "however" here is that I wish I had the opportunity to be writing more about what's going on. I want to tell the labor and delivery story while it's still fresh in my mind (and physical memory). I want to write at least something about breastfeeding because now that I'm doing it, I feel I have a better platform from which to rail against the "Nursing Nazis." And I also want to write about a bunch of other stuff so it's not BABY ALL THE TIME around here.
But the pain meds. They make this hard.
I've been on a Vicodin/Ibuprofen cocktail since my c-section, and I hate it. I love that I'm not in agonizing pain, of course, but I don't like taking Vicodin. It makes my head fuzzy and communication challenging -- I can hear myself speaking slower than I'm thinking. Writing is nearly impossible. (I'm embarrassed by how long this entry has taken me to put together; I can barely construct emails.)
So yesterday I decided to start cutting back on the meds, because I'm strong and feeling great! Yes! But then everything started hurting a lot, and then more, and then by 2 a.m. I had to call the doctor to make sure I wasn't going to die.
Doctor: Are you still taking your pain meds?
Me: Yeeeees...but... I took only about half the dosage today.
Doctor, with nearly audible eye roll: Why don't you take the correct dosage now, and then call the office tomorrow morning if you're still hurting.
So right. Apparently I'm still recovering from surgery, even though I've basically been ignoring that fact for a week. Thus, it'll still be a while before I can construct the blog posts I'm dying to write. (I hope you will be patient!)
And thanks, again, for reading.