Things are looking up

Hey there friends!  Happy  Monday to you!  I’m entering my last 6 weeks of maternity leave {sniffle} – it’s going by so fast!

I have to give a big thanks for your comments on last Thursday’s post regarding my postpartum issues.  It sounds like complications are actually fairly common, but rarely talked about.  I for one would have appreciated a bit more knowledge of what could happen.

My specialist appointment ended up getting moved to last Friday.  The diagnosis was nerve and muscle damage, but no tearing.  Therefore no surgery (at this time), thank goodness.  I’m to alter my diet a bit and do pelvic floor exercises to improve strength.  The doctor stated that it could take 6 month to a year to fully heal.  Oh dear lord Sad smile 

While we were at the clinic, we stopped in the newborn club to weigh the soybean since he hadn’t been weighed since his 2 week appointment and still wasn’t up to birth weight.  Well, he has surpassed it! At 6 weeks and 2 days, he hit double digits at exactly 10 lbs.  Woot! Open-mouthed smile

Anyway, the rest of the weekend was quite good, starting on Thursday afternoon when Sawyer had a play date with his buddy Preston – how cute are the?

Feb 9 2012 P S 2_small

Friday night, Zach and I ventured on our first date with the bean.  The hubby was craving sushi since has also on a hiatus during my pregnancy.  Though I only eat vegetarian sushi, I enjoy the experience.  Soybean did too Winking smile (yes he knows how to use chopsticks..haha)

Feb 10 2012 sushi 1Feb 10 2012 sushi 2

Saturday, Zach took the bean to the driving range (he’s starting him early!) while I got a much needed mani / pedi (as you can see from the photo above).  Ahh pure bliss. 

We had yet another dinner out Saturday night when our friends Priya and Vijay had us over for a fabulous Thaali Indian dinner.  So.Darn.Good!  My favorite was the paneer kofta and Vijay’s cardamom crème brulee.  I failed to snap pictures of the spread, though trust me it was as delish as it looked.  I did however snap a photo of how dapper the soybean looked in his cords, white button down and argyle sweater:

Feb 11 2012

After a late night, Sunday morning came too soon.  But I was fortunate to start my day with a postpartum massage.  Yes yes yes!  I didn’t realize how much tension I was carrying in my shoulders from breastfeeding.  Yowsa. 

The rest of the sunny afternoon was spent on the activity mat and a long walk with Naava. 

And last but not least, the good people at Popchips sent me their new coveted sweet potato flavor – with incentive to share!


These are just as good as you’d imagine and may just boot the BBQ flavor as my new fave.  Thank you Popchips!!!

So yup, despite some less than stellar news last week, things are looking up!

In what ways are things ‘lookin’ up’ for you?

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21 responses to “Things are looking up

  1. So happy to hear the (relatively) good prognosis from the specialist! No surgery is way way better. :) And it looks like you three are getting plenty of out and about time as well. Hurray! I love to see the stylish and active mom-about-town pics.

    We’re actually planning a sushi-making party in a few weeks. I’m so excited to host another party at our new place. Plus Lacie and Lola will have quite a few children coming over to play with!

  2. BBQ was my favorite until I tried the Sweet Potato. Aren’t they amazing!? OMG.

  3. I’m glad you got good (ish?) news from the doctor. I feel like that surgery would not have been a good time. And I agree with you, these are things people need to talk about. I actually think they should talk about this stuff in high school. The earlier you know, the better.

  4. Dying to find those at my store! I’m glad you’re on the road to recovery – you’ll be there in no time. :)

  5. I love popchips–never seen the sweet potato flavor!

  6. So glad to hear you had an awesome weekend (love the pics and his outfits – adorable) and things are looking up for you. And thank goodness you don’t have to go through surgery – but like you said it would’ve been nice to get all this info beforehand! :P

    There’s drama going on here at work which doesn’t make this week so up for me, ugh, I’ll have to tell you deets on our dinner date! Although what’s getting me through this week is knowing hubby and I are going to our lake house this weekend for a late V-day celebration :)

  7. Glad to hear things are looking up! And those 2 little best friends are so adorable, oh my goodness!

  8. Oh, I’m so glad to hear that they nixed the surgery! Woohoo! Sawyer and Preston totally look like twins in that photo- so cute. :)

  9. Oh girl-I can def relate to having a rough time. Between breaking my arm and getting into a car accident I was certainly rather bummed. I ended up just starting a relationship and my arm is healing so my weeks are looking better. ;)

  10. What wonderful news and what a fun weekend! Sawyer is adorable in all of his fashionable outfits! :)

    And an Indian Thaali dinner sounds so good right now. I’m going home in a couple of weeks and I think I know what I’m going to ask my mom to make!

  11. I’m glad things are getting a bit better in your part of the world! You’re a champ for rolling with the punches! :)

  12. Oh good! this made me so happy! I was worried about you! Damn! I know it’s not AMAZING news, but I am happy that it’s not the worse case scenario you expected (with the surgery).

    That playdate pic is just the cutest. I imagine both of them lying there kicking their little feet…so stinkin’ cute!!!!!!!!

  13. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! I love that your hubby is already taking him to the driving range… that will be my hubby (someday!!)!

  14. That’s an adorable pic of the two youngins’. So handsome! :) I’m so happy to hear things are looking up.

  15. Sweet potato pop chips!??! :-D Yummm!

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