I'm gonna make an attempt at jumping back in. I read and then baby calls,plus last time I posted here I made a long post and wasn''t signed in so the board wouldn't accept it and then erased it before I gfot back on. So I am occassionally reading along. Also putting pictures up on the blog for the far away relatives eats my computer tiime, so I haven't been around here as much. And i am totally ignoring my e-mail lists.
Anyway, nice to read what you are all up to and seeing baby pics. Loved the chubbed cheek Violet a ways back!
I have been still in recovery mode- no big physical anything for me yet, let me vent the ways it sucked. The c-section thing really threw me for a loop. My back was out so bad I couldn't really pick the baby up well. I would set her on a chair and stare at her thinking dang, how do I get her up?! And forget the floor. And we also have a low bed, so that was a big challenge getting her out of it in the morning. By three weeks I was only getting worse and was thinking I needed physical therapy. I went to my trsuty accupuncturist, and she did my pulses and gave the "WOW,you're messed up" look and diagnosis. I was so grateful someone had some advice and idea of what was wrong. She called it deficient kidney energy, and said it was casue I was wiped by the long labor and c-section. It is an internal energy problem casuing the back pain, and can be I fixed with herbs and accupuncture . Good. I was seriously feeling like a disabled person unable to bend cause of my back, and can't reeach cause the stupid IV's caused nerve damage in my arms that casues firey shooting pains up my biceps and left big numb spots on my wrists. Argh. PLus, I can't life the legs casue the sciatic nerve is also screwed up as part of the back thing. Trying to get underwear on, which requires bending and reaching or leg lifting, has been a tragic-comedy. So after weeks of feeling like I couldn't do the most basic stuff and fearful I never would, i think I am finally getting better. I sat around commiserating with my 80 year old grandma who had back surgury adn my 60 year old mom that had a hip replacement, and was all to in the know about their complaints. I am only 30, geesh! So she's working on the kidney energy, and general vitality (my hemoglobin went to 7.7 in surgury so I am wiped), and then she'll work on reestablishing the flow where the meridians were cut in surgury. Anyhow, I am having definate impovement. I have a chair set up in the house where me and Iris sit all day. Husband sets it up with pitchers of water, straws, snacks, the phone and the remote control before he leaves for work. He is being awesome, he is doing all diaper wash (i haven't done it once yet) and cleans the house every moring before work- an leaves my little station all set up for when we wake. Very good. And I still have 3 more days of meal delivery coming to us- that has bee ngreat, except that I had a week I got three shepards pies, which I'm not into anyway!
SO 3 ophis, I love Louise Haye, too. All this trauma has me thinking I need to find my book- low back is about support. I have lots of support, but right before birth had some money isssues with DH, and it is admittedly hard to be unable to do much and rely on others to supprt me.
But whats great is the baby- Iris hasn't had a single inconsolable crying spell, and she is now a month old. She goes to bed at 10, waked to poop at 3 (and hubby gets her and changes her, since I ccan't get out of bed easily) and then sher nurses a snack's worth, then goes back to sleep. Hubby changes her when he goes to work about 7 am, and then she sleeps with me till 10 or 12, and we wake and nurse and change. So we are sleeping 10-12 hours. What a blessing, especially since I am in bad shape. I have not one a single bad night, or even a little lack of sleep- knock on wood.
Anyway, she is now a month old, and can be seen on the blog- http://dahlborg.blogs.com/baby_2005/
We are growing out of diapers, too. My favorite is the kissaluvs- Karen asked a while back about them, and they are not fleece- they are 90% cotton and 10% polyester. They have a fleecy texture. I need size 1's, I missed a big lot a while ago on e-bay. I spent so much on itsy-bitsy diaper we grew out of so fast, I want to get something that will last so I am afraid to commit.
I am surprised you all like the pocket diapers- I had one happy heiny and hated it. Maybe the FB are better? I just can't get into the pocket idea.
And Welcome Paq and Tiger.
Thanks P&A for the Stawhawk low down on the ceremony. We'll do something for Iris at Unity church, a baptism like thing. It is "metaphysical christianity" and right up my alley. I like the idea of having a "coming out" ceremoniy for the baby. Kudos on not putting her down on the ground yet Pam, I have read that and thinki t is sweet. My family is afraid I'll never put the bbay down and make her impossible to baby sit for. So I tease them about that, that in some cultures babies never touch the ground, so be grateful I have at least put her down a bit.
Oh, on the baptism conversation someone mentioned the weird praying dolls- If your praying dolls have a convention, let me send the demonic sounding Precious Moments talking doll my aunt gave me- she says some sweet prayer, but sounds like Chucky the possesssed toy. DH rudely announced that when we opened it in front of my aunt. Oops.
Also funny was the Stevie wONDER- yeah my baby does that too. Its when she's over tired, or my nipple is a bit flat.
Anyhow, my baby is waking and tooting, time to check the diaper. I was gonna do EC but have not been mobile enough. I hope I can get it when I feel better. DH is good with it, if she hasn't gone at the 3 am poop or his morning change, he "pssss"'s at her and gets her to go. Glad he has been such a great help.
Hope you are feeling better, Lisa and who ever had strep- it escapes me now!
Good luck Will, I hope we get an update from your husband afterwards Nicole. Lots of good thoughts for you all.
And on clothes- my chubby prepregnant clothes fit, not the regular ones. I actually gained three pounds in the lkast two weeks, after almost being at my prepregnant weight. I have to rethink having chocolate in the snack section of my little chair set up I am existing in!
Anyway, baby wakes, Heidi (who forgot where spell check is, sorry!)