So… It’s a GIRL!
After waiting 40 weeks and 6 days, (July 22) our little baby decided to come into this world.
She is a chunker! 9lbs 2.2oz at birth, au natural with a lovely epidural in my back. Thank goodness for modern medicine!
But my poor lady bits will never be the same. Luckily it was only a level 1 tear but I needed stitches and was sore down there for a week and a bit. cooling ice pack pads were my bff, along with numbing spray and witch hazel pads. I felt as if i was ordering from subway whenever i went to the bathroom. pad, ice pack pad, witch hazel pads, spritz, and whala! vagina sandwich!
Also, all those mommies who say breast feeding doesn’t hurt? Big.Fat.Lies. The first week is painful. Once your milk comes in, yes it is a freaking walk in the park, till then. Damn. Just the thought of having a tiny mouth sucking hungrily on your virgin boob is enough to make your toes curl. When it actually happens, watch out. Colostrum is an amazing fluid and worth more then gold, but it is a natural laxative. Chub rock, yes baby girl, was hungry all the time since it went straight through her. My poor nipples have never taken a beating like that before. Cracked, bloody, sore and tingly… Welcome to motherhood!
Needless to say the first week was a blur of sleep deprivation, chapped nipples, vagina sandwiches and baby poop.
Now a month later, sleep is still limited, chub rock is still hungry but breast feeding doesn’t hurt, vagina sandwiches are only panty liners and baby poop is still rampant, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.