Sunday, September 2, 2012

Postpartum Stuff

I'm not pregnant anymore!  Halle-frickin-lujah!!! 

Stomach sleeping. 
Pre-pregnancy clothing.

Dear God, it is good to be back. (Who am I kidding?  We all know I'll miss that big belly in approximately 6-9 months.)

**Warning:  Annoyingly positive tone to follow**

Recovery has been a breeze.  I can never say enough how much I loved my VBAC.  Anyone that's had a cesarean can vouch for how sucky recovery is...laughing, sneezing, changing positions, pooping...utterly EXCRUCIATING.  But with the VBAC, I was up and walking, and using the restroom, within 20-30 minutes after Dr. O finished my stitches; the nurses removed my saline lock after a few hours; and I was perfectly coherent throughout delivery and recovery.  I've only taken some Motrin and Tylenol for the soreness.  The bleeding hasn't been significantly worse than it was with my cesarean, like I expected it to be.  Things are still a little sore down when Lucy kicks me square in my lady area while I'm changing her diaper...  

I encourage anyone that's considering a VBAC to go for it.  You will be so glad that you did!          

Weight Loss
I started this pregnancy at 109.6 pounds.  And since I didn't take a final weight before leaving for the hospital, I'm going to use my 39 week bumpdate weight of 144.0 pounds as my end weight; which makes for a total gain of 34.4 pounds.  I am very happy with my total weight gain.  It was a huge improvement from what I gained with Lucy.  Towards the end, I abandoned all restraint and consumed an Icee a day.  My current weight is 125.2; which is a loss of 18.8 pounds.  I still have 15 pounds to lose (all in my belly, ass and thighs).  SUCK.  Here are my last belly pictures:


No sign of PPD for this girl.  Thank God.  (I was spared with Lucy as well.)  This past week was certainly more trying than the first, but, overall, I have felt so much more comfortable in my decisions and I've been able to enjoy the newborn stage. Life is exponentially better as a family of four, and I cannot wait to see what these two have in store for us. 


  1. Glad recovery is going well for you. I held onto a few baby pounds until around 4 months then Leland went through a crazy growth spurt and was nursing like crazy. I dropped a lot of weight quickly and have yet to get back to my higher pre-pregnancy weight.

  2. Thanks! Now that you mention it, I think I experienced something similar with was around 3 or 4 months that I finally reached my pre-pregnancy weight.