I had my two week incision check today. Dr. S's nurse couldn't get over how "fantastic" I looked. I was pretty pleased with the 24 lb. weight drop that we recorded as well as the proclamation that I am healing "beautifully" from Dr. S. I am doing so well that he said I could even start lifting Will occasionally when the need arises. He did say that I shouldn't do it unncessarily and to still have M do most of the heavy lifting, but what a relief to know that I am not going to hurt myself if I do occasionally lift him. With M headed back to work Monday, this will make my life much easier.
The best news I heard at today's appointment, however, is that I am cleared for a tub bath! This is excellent news. I am going to be sinking into a HOT bath after Will is in bed tonight. I don't allow myself hot baths when I am pregnant, so this one has been a long time coming. Although I wouldn't say I have any pain any more, I do have some achiness, and the idea of soaking in the tub sounds marvelous right now.
We discussed birth control, which always seems like such a weird topic to me. But seeing as I have gotten pregnant on birth control three times (even taking it religiously), it is not reliable enough for me. So, we are looking at an IUD, specifically this one. Any experience or thoughts with this?
Other than that, we are kind of chugging along here. Emma continues to do well and is being a pretty easy baby for the most part. She sleeps well at night, waking up every 3 -4 hours to eat. She hates, and I mean HATES, her carseat and screams like a banshee during most car rides which is tough to listen to (and keeps us close to home).
Will is doing better on the tantrum front but still is fighting bedtime. I have decided to just go with the flow until M goes back to work. Then, Mama is in charge again and we are going to put him back on a schedule if it's the last thing I do.