We are having a grand ole time getting to know one another here!! Despite not having any sleep yesterday other than two 20 minute naps, I somehow made it through the day without feeling very tired at all.
Breakfast yesterday was eggs, toast (which I slathered in butter and jam) and OJ. Despite how hungry I was, I was a little scared I’d get sick if I ate too much. You should see today’s breakfast, however!
We spent the morning lounging and trying to fit in some naps
Filling out paperwork with dad!
The view from our room overlooking the Monticello mountains! This hospital is so nice.
I finally got my IV line out and could take a shower. Felt like a million bucks afterwards! [Also loving my robe + PJ pants outfit. ALSO – the hospital mesh undies and giant pads are awesome! They do exactly what they need to do : ) ]
Matt packed his Duke shirt for the hospital bag as a surprise!
I got to choose my lunch and had baked cod, rice, a roll, milk, salad and peaches over angel food cake.
I didn’t eat much salad and saved the banana for later, but the rest tasted great!
We wrapped Maze in his buzz blanket because Grandma Buzz and he-who-has-yet-to-be-named Grandpa arrived in the early afternoon!
They, of course, think he is perfect : )
We also video chatted with Larbs, who is coming up next weekend, and Karen, who is in NYC but returns tonight!
Afternoon fun! (SO glad I brought the Boppy – for both nursing and for sitting on!)
I didn’t get a photo of dinner because my hands were full, but I had meatloaf, mashed potatoes (that were amazing!) and zucchini + squash with a roll.
And when mom and dad returned for an evening visit, they brought Kohr Bros!! An oreo blast for me.
Matt and I settled in for the night with an episode of Mad Men on our TV/computer/Netflix machine while Maze nursed (he’s too young for cocktails and cigarette talk).
Last night went surprisingly well. I got three 2-hour blocks of sleep in between feedings and M had his first poop, which I think made him a lot more comfortable! Matt was in charge of keeping Maze happy from 10-12 so I could sleep and then I took over for the rest of the night, so he is feeling pretty rested now too. Happiest Baby on The Block is TOTALLY working on our little guy. The shushing especially!
I woke up this morning feeling like I spent the day before in an extreme weight lifting class – my entire upper body, from biceps to back to neck muscles, feels like it was torn apart on Thursday from all the laboring! Perhaps not surprisingly because it was in better shape, my lower body isn’t tired at all. Well, except the part that did the actual pushing : )
I still cannot believe that 24 hours ago this tiny beautiful creature was inside of me. His little mouse squeaks are my favorite!
We are here until tomorrow morning. I’m glad to have another day of prepared meals and kind nurses watching over us, but I’m also getting really excited about the thought of going home!!