No longer pregnancy brain . . . but still a mish mash!

Friday, May 1, 2009

So many things to update about, never any time nor desire to pull myself away.

This week has been amazing. In the future I may ban the word "amazing," because I do believe I've already exhausted my yearly useage of the word but for now it's the only that will do!

For those that may be expecting them, there will not be any birth photos. Unfortunately I made the call when we originally headed home from the hospital the first time to call Melissa and tell her we were headed home for the night. I didn't think it was going to happen so quickly. I think it bums both of us out equally, but I still appreciate Melissa's prayers regardless! :)

My Mom has come by everyday this week and helped out. Tony could have taken the week off by using vacation, but seeing as how he just started less than a month ago we both agreed that was not a route we wanted to take. I've been trying to help Tony get as much sleep as possible at night and have handled everything.

My milk is finally in so that helps tremendously! Isaac actually sleeps in good 2 hour chunks now as opposed to the half hour on half hour off that he did the night we came home from the hospital!

I'm going to have a whole separate post on my recovery as I would like to paint as vivid a picture as possible, since there seems to be very little by way of preparing a new mom for their new body.

I'm having a very hard time coming to grips with the passing of each day. I'm so scared that I'm not relishing every second. I can't believe he's already 5 days old.

Money and home improvements definitely do not register anywhere on my mind. To say that I'm a changed person is an understatement in a gross way.

We're going out to visit with friends tonight. I'm not sure how long it will last, but I'm still excited!

For all of my belly aching about it, the other last thing on my mind is a drink. You've got to be kidding me.


Sarah said...

Aww Leah! I cannot imagine how a baby changes everything. You have an amazing family. You are one lucky girl! I cannot wait to hear all about it!

Anonymous said...

You are sooo right about no preparation for the post partum body. Yeesh, I seriously laughed and then promptly burst into tears when I saw myself in the mirror naked a few days after my sons birth. Don't fret, though, amazingly everything gets sucked back into place! Give yourself a good 9 months before feeling completely normal - it took 9 months to get it all stretched out that way.

I am glad to hear all is well, have fun tonight!

Freckles Chick said...

I can only imagine the roller coaster of emotions you must be experiencing right now!

Isaac is darling, your birth story's amazing (30+ hrs of contractions--you're a saint!), and we're all along for this journey so spill the beans! =]

Meredith said...

Please, prepare me with all the post-partum nitty gritty! I need it right about now!

Have some fun tonight!

Anonymous said...

I cannot wait for your dets on the post-partum stuff. Lay it out girl. I want it all. Seriously, spare us nothing.

Sarah Louise said...

I ditto everyone on wanting to know about the post-partum stuff. I agree- there isn't much out there about that stuff, which I think is why I'm so afraid of having a baby.

Have fun with your friends! ...and you are such a good wife trying to take care of the little one as much as possible so Tony can get his sleep. That can't be easy at all!

How long is your maternity leave? Were you able to qualify for short term disability? Because as I recall the day Isaac was born is the day you needed to make it to, right?

Amy said...

Ah, you must fill us in. I am already looking at my body and wondering who this person is and im only 14ish weeks!

I keep saying that is the first thing i am going to do was have some, i want some now.

Rachel said...

I could have written this post exactly after B was born!!

Courtney said...

Like everyone else, I want to hear all about the post-partum body! Don't worry about over-using the word amazing, that's all that keeps coming to my mind as well! That's awesome that the little guy's sleeping 2 hrs+ now! I'm sure you're loving the (little) increase in sleep. So, so happy for you..

Anonymous said...

i have been following your site, as i am new to the "blogger" life but, i must say YOUR SON IS AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS, and by looks in the pics, he favors his daddy.... Your going to be fine, having that precious baby now safely in your arms will help you to get through some of the difficulties we face after having a child... YOUR AWESOME, and you will be fine....=) CONGRATULATIONS to you and yours.....

Jen said...

Please post the post-partum stuff. I need a reminder why I'm not ready to start trying for baby #2! Issac is beautiful!

Ashley @ Our Happily Ever Afters said...

YES....body changes are huge.

And the change in priorities is also huge.

Isn't it wonderful?


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