Well two weeks ago, I wrote about the bad news I received at my 6 weeks postpartum visit – you know, scar tissue requiring surgery, muscle/nerve damage, low estrogen, and other issues.
Since then I’ve gone to see a specialist for the muscle/nerve issue and also had a follow up with my OB on Wednesday.
Regarding the former, there is definitely nerve damage and loss of muscle, but no tearing, so therefore no surgery is required. Only time will heal.
My OB checked me again to assess the granulated scar tissue, and good news! The large section that she thought would require surgery has disappeared! One silver-nitrate treatment did the trick. Phew! Unfortunately there were some others that she either missed before or didn’t heal completely because I had to have another round. Let’s hope that this is the last of it.
She also is having me start estrogen tablets – one of the benefits may help my breast milk supply.
While all of that is fabulous news, I’m a bit disheartened at my weight loss. I still have 10 lbs to go. Blah. I’m not the only one that holds onto weight and doesn’t have this perfect celebrity weight loss 3 weeks after giving birth. My friend Laury just wrote about it on her blog and I’m so grateful she did. I had expectations of myself that weren’t realistic. Some people hold onto additional fat in order to breastfeed. The fact of that matter is, it may not be until I stop or greatly reduce breastfeeding before anything really starts to happen. I get that. I’m trying to wrap my brain around it. But that doesn’t mean I am happy about it
Soooo, what’s a girl to do? She shops. And she sucks it up and buys a pair of non-maternity jeans that are one size larger than her pre-preg jeans so that she can dress this new body. So there.
The thing is, I’m active, I’m moving, I’m getting out, I’m seeing a ton of friends, I’m enjoying every minute of being a mom to my soybean. And that has nothing to do with my weight.
And the bean? How’s he? He’s absolutely fabulous – dare I say faboosh? I just weighed him again on Wednesday at the birthing center and he weighs ~ 10 lbs 13 oz (with a onesie and diaper on). That’s over a 2 lb gain since birth! Way to go bean He is a happy little baby and is smiling more and more and making fun little cooing sounds. Thanks to bringing back swaddling last week (I use the Swaddle Me brand), he is sleeping 6-7 hours a night. Love this! We’re working on tummy time and introducing some toys and books, but most often, I just gossip to him about whatever train wreck is on tv (i.e. Bachelor, Real Housewives, Live with Kelly…haha).
Oh and now that we’ve sent out our baby announcements, I can share with all of you, what they look like:
And now that it’s nearly the weekend, we all can smile a little bigger I have a special dinner date with a certain lovely lady Friday evening. The rest of the weekend is up in the air, though I’m thinking froyo needs to be scheduled in
What are your weekend plans? Inspire me!