Quitting my day job and becoming a stay at home mom has never seemed so appealing; unfortunately, that is not in the budget right now. I can't imagine the day I have to leave Lucy for ten straight hours...there will be a lot of tears, no doubt. These feelings led to a rather important decision: I'm not returning to school this fall. I am more than content going through life with just an Associates Degree - especially since I didn't want to go to college in the first place.
Anyways... (way to stray, Tay) ...back to this postpartum business. I had my final visit this morning. This visit consisted of a Pap test and a little Q&A. I was expecting a breast exam (because I had read that those were pretty typical of 6 week visits - to check supply and milk glands and whatnot), but the girls were spared. Doctor O said that everything was back to normal down there. She asked about any PPD symptoms and our intended contraceptive method (nope and nope). It was really nice to see the doc after all this time; she got to see Lucy, and she was very complimentary. She said she was looking forward to seeing us for baby #2 and that she hoped I would get my vaginal delivery. Ohhhh yeah, Doctor O is a big supporter of VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). Woooo!
Recovery has been great. After probably three, maybe four, weeks I was pretty much pain free; sneezing has been the only really pain. I weighed in this morning, and I am now down 29 pounds (still plenty to lose though!). The weight loss has REALLY slowed down, and it sucks. I'm officially dieting - nothing drastic - but, I'm actually trying to lose weight now. And now, I give you my last belly pic:
Look who squeezed their butt into jeans! Jeans people, JEANS!
Awhile back I tried to make a side-by-side comparison of the belly from week 7 to week 38, but that project was an massive fail. So, instead, a short video. Without further adieu, I give you:
Its hard to believe I was that huge 6 weeks ago...