After years of infertility I still cannot believe that a.) I was ever pregnant and b.) that THIS is MY child- it is like I am in a dream and constantly afraid the alarm is going to go off. She is everything and more that we ever dreamed of and has truly filled a void in our lives. The sleepless nights are frustrating at times, but quickly forgiven when she smiles or makes one of her silly noises.
So, what is going on lately:
Sleep: Cecilia loves to snooze the days away and I am trying hard to allow her lots of napping but to also encourage some awake time besides when feeding her. I talk to her a lot and walk her around the house to give her some stimulus, and then she usually just crashes back to sleep.
Breast Feeding: She is a champ! It has been such an easy thing- I know many women struggle with this so please don't hate me! We have just clicked and it has been a seamless process.
Activity: I had a very smooth delivery and have felt great since coming home from the hospital! Everyone has different experiences and method of delivery definitely plays a role in how quickly you are up and about. I stayed extremely active throughout my pregnant and I know that that has played a HUGE role in how well I have bounced back. Walks around the neighborhood have been SO nice, but with this miserable heat wave that we are in, baby girl and I have kind of been trapped at home as of late. Bummer!
Most Surprising Thing: The shift of fluids/lower body swelling that occurred after delivery!! I'm talking, insane swelling! I worked so hard my whole pregnancy and only had a few bouts with leg swelling, but post delivery was unlike anything I had ever experienced. It really feels like you are in someone else's body! It took about a week for all the swelling to go down.
Well, that is all for now: Stay tuned- FASHION post tomorrow!! Yay Yay Yay!