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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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