Saralyn is now two weeks old, and she is beautiful.
It’s really hard to tell how babies look on the day they are born. I used to have a friend who said all babies kind of look like a wet boxing glove when they’re born, and I kind of think she was right. Tony says all babies look like his Uncle Mont. He’s probably right, too.
The point is, the baby doesn’t tend to start looking like herself until a bit AFTER the birth. And I may be just a mommy in love here, but Saralyn looks soooooo cute these days. Much less, um, squishy than before. Her eyes are really blue and sparkley, when she has them open, that is. She sleeps though most of the night, too.
She’s up to about 9.5 pounds. And speaking of pounds, I went to the doctor’s myself for my post C-section incision check today. I’m down almost 22 pounds from before the c-section. So, doing the math – we’ve accounted for 9 pounds of baby and 13 pounds of… what else exactly? I’m sure it was wet and squishy and something I don’t want to think about. Moving on? Great. Let’s not mention the other 60 pounds that need to go…
The doc says my incision looks great. It’s almost all healed up. I’ve been cleared to drive and go swimming (walking swimming not flip-turn swimming). Doc says walking is still great for me, but no exercise in the abdominals for another 4 weeks. Shucky-darn! I was hoping to get out there and chop some logs or something.
Oh, well. I guess I will just park my butt a few weeks longer. I really do need to get back to losing weight. I’d like to get back to my real pre-pregnancy weight. So that’s at least 35 pounds. I can do that, especially while breastfeeding. The question is will I need to go back to Weight Watchers. I think I would like the help, but how will I fit this into my schedule and budget? I need to think on this some more.
Note to self: it’s best not to eat pie while ruminating on weight loss decisions.
Nevertheless, I’m happy Saralyn’s been here for two whole weeks. I’ve already forgotten what life was like before her arrival.