Happy New Year. Welcome 2013.
Somehow my vision of taking long walks with baby Reed, walking off that baby weight, was a bit misguided and overly optimistic. Luckily, all other aspects of motherhood are going well.
And there have been some happy surprises, other than my darling baby of course. For example, my nails. They’re gorgeous. Like Kim Kardashian would be jealous. For the first time in my life. Long and hard. I keep meaning to find time to paint them a pretty color…but haven’t quite managed that yet. I kind of feel guilty about keeping them long because I fear I will scratch the baby. ‘Tis the downside of Nail Vanity. Given no one is enjoying them except me, they might have to go soon. For the sake of the kid.
Fingertips. Still can’t feel them. Also still can’t feel my right pinky. They went numb post-birth. The acupuncture lady hypothesizes I pinched a nerve while pushing. Hopefully said nerve will unpinch soon. I miss feeling my fingertips, plus it makes typing kinda funny feeling.
Hemorrhoids. It’s taken me three plus weeks to Google them to admit to myself they are the source of that “pooping glass” feeling I’ve been suffering from. Sadly Google says they may taken months and months to go away, if ever. Joy. (As if the stitches weren’t enough…)
Speaking of stitches, still no recovery there. Looking forward to my OB appointment later this week to see what can be done about that whole situation…It would be nice to be able to walk and sit comfortably soon….or do more than 30 minutes of housework at a time.
I have to say I was caught off guard by all this postpartum discomfort and pain. I really wasn’t expecting it. I guess this is my karma for having such a mellow pregnancy sans morning sickness…gotta pay dues at some point if you are going to end up with a cute baby.
And on a different note, I am still in shock that it is the New Year. Holy cow. Wishing all a bright and full New Year. I am so excited to spend this special year with my new baby, watching him grow and learn…and generally absorbing infinite amounts of baby cuteness.