So I really don't feel like sitting here and updating, but I know I want to be able to look back and read this one day too, so I'm going to try.
We've been home for three days now, and I still feel like I'm kind of floating through the motions every day. Yesterday I had a burst of energy, and ended up doing a lot of laundry. Today I feel like I can hardly get up again. Just so tired! And the lack of abdominal muscles makes other muscles work too hard too. I can't wait until I'm ready to start building strength back. I'm so so thankful for my wonderful Mom who scrubbed my floor today, and my awesome Hubby who made a really yummy supper! I really am blessed. Thanks also to the friends that have brought food. It's a huge blessing!
Emery has been a pretty normal baby so far :) She was super sleepy the first couple of days, and even gave me one 7 hour stretch our first night at home. But she's starting to wake up a bit, and usually goes about 3-3 1/2 hours between feedings, which I still think is pretty awesome!
The kids are adjusting fairly well. They love being big helpers and bringing me diapers/wipes/blankets/etc. They like to take turns holding her too, and are really gentle with her. I'm trying to include them as much as possible in caring for Emery, so they feel needed and important. I'm hoping that will make their transition smoother. We'll see :)
As for the cankles... they are quickly disappearing! Yay! My legs and feet look pretty much normal already, but my ankles are holding onto the water a bit still. It sure feels good to shrink! At this point, the pounds are dropping very quickly. This morning I weighed in at 155! And I feel like all I do is eat and feed Emery all day. It's amazing how much energy it takes to heal and feed a newborn.
So, I'm taking it easy, staying away from the computer for the most part, and trying to just take in these moments. It's funny how with your first child, you are always waiting for the next stage, but with the next children, you realize how quickly it flies by. It really helps keep perspective through night time feedings! These days are going to fly by so fast, and soon I will no longer have a newborn to hold. Yikes. Slow down.