So why aren't I heading to bed? Because I just want this one moment of the day (beside a bathroom break) to be doing something
At my two week check up I had lost ALL my pregnancy weight. All of it!
It was the only pleasant, unexpected, post-partum surprise to fall on me.
Well, I lost some of "the girls" along with it. Not some. A lot! LOL
That's never happened before. And let me tell you...I didn't have much in bragging rights to begin with.
You know it's bad when you hold the baby up to your chest and your bra caves in...yup.
Time for some new bras I guess. That. Or share with Sally. LOL
Prior to losing the weight...
Five days post-partum...
David drove myself and Clementine to the parish office to turn in some paperwork for her baptism. A sweet, elderly woman, who volunteers a lot of her time, came up to me and said...
"Congratulations....She's beautiful...yadda yadda yadda..." Then she points to my still poochy and swollen stomach and says...
"So, is that left overs? Is that a twin in there?"
All I could do was laugh.
Until I got home.
By then, her words had echoed through my head a bazillion times.
All of a sudden, I did not like that woman anymore.
Then I got over it.
So we have this beautiful miracle. It's been over one month now. Still in babymoon here.
No foolin', right?
Around 4am she gets up...not sure what she wants. We hold, we rock, we cuddle, we bring into bed...barely able to keep even one eye open.
Just when we think we are going to die from exhaustion, Clementine decides to head back to sleep at 6:30-7:00am.
Bedtime for me, too?
That's when the rest of the Littles get up for the day.
Did I mention that we started back at school this week?
No sleep + Starting school = Lethal combination! LOL
"This, too, shall pass."
Speaking of school...
Win - Win.
The beauty of home school is that you can custom plan your day, your week, your year.
We are seriously abbreviating our 3rd quarter.
i.e. Spelling. If a child can pass a quarter test with an A...no need to make them do the weekly work.
Win - Win.
So glad my Littles don't think patches on jeans are "uncool" - yet.
Heck. Just add some puffy paint and... viola! Instant fashion statement!
Time to pack away baby girl cards.
*We have completely enjoyed the beautiful baby cards that flooded our house!!
(We did keep up her baptismal cards though :)
Blood pressure. Ugh!
Although it is a VERY. SLOW. work in progress, it is coming down.
Last Sunday was the first time I had no piercing pain in my temples or behind my eye. I felt "normal".
Next check up is one week from Friday.
Win - Win.
My favorite moment of the week...
(Photo courtesy of Sally.)
...taking Clementine for her "first" outdoor adventure...a walk around the block :)
Our spring weather has been intoxicating!
Another reason I did not nap when I could have. Do you blame me?
~ Patty ~