Guy is one week old today, and we’re making a lot of progress in growth, recovery, and adjustment. My recovery over the first few days in the hospital and then at home was harder than it was after my first c-section, and it was frustrating to feel so much pain when I expected to be better sooner. But even though recovery has its own timetable, it happens, and a week out, I am feeling pretty good. I still can’t really lift Nellie (and shouldn’t), and I won’t be running any marathons or, yanno, errands, but for the most part I am pain-free and focusing on growing stronger at this point. (And losing the postpartum belly, but it seems that has its own maddening timetable as well — one that is apparently longer than “a week”.)
Yesterday, G, Guy, and I took Lucy to the beach and enjoyed a very quiet and calm day on the water. Lucy pretended to fetch sticks, and Guy snoozed in his K’tan carrier and clearly found the sound of the water and an October breeze to be the ideal conditions for napping.
It was just what this mama needed to start feeling like normal again.
Nellie wasn’t interested in trick-or-treating last night, so we stayed in to see the kids who showed up at our house. We didn’t expect any to make the long trek down the road to our house, but surprisingly we got a good number of costumed visitors.
Today, however, Nellie was thrilled to don her Minnie Mouse costume for her school party and trick-or-treating parade.
This is G’s last workday at home, and Mom and Dad headed to NJ for the weekend to see Grandma Nell, so our schedule is still kind of wacky — especially when we try to get ALL of us out of the house. Needless to say, Nellie was “late” to school today, but we got her there just in time to join the parade, which had lined up inside and was minutes from walking out the door with goody bags in hand. Her jaw literally dropped when G walked her in and she saw all the kids in their costumes.
We stuck around for the parade, which was TOO cute, and all the kids were having a blast as they went to the local businesses in the shopping center — the barber shop, the paint shop, and the 7-Eleven.
Nell’s best buddy in his awesome football costume.
Some of Nellie’s friends in their too-cute costumes
Happy Halloween! On to November!