A voice from the other side of birth... 9 days out. I'm recovering so incredibly well. I hardly bled at all today, until I took a long walk. Whoops.
I finally organized a ton of paperwork/bills/checks today, and even paid most of them! I keep up with stuff I pay online really well, and most of our stuff is auto-debited, but stuff I have to actually write checks for gets neglected. The next frontier in the paperwork department is going through lots of stuff and getting it ready for a new bookkeeper, which will eventually end up in us actually getting our taxes done.
I filled out the birth certificate stuff for Henry today, and we had to go to a bank to get one of them notarized - my husband signed as the "attendant" so that was fun.
I'm caught up with laundry for the first time in a year. Honestly. Last May, my FIL went to the hospital really suddenly and we went down to Illinois with like a day's notice. We ended up staying in Illinois for 7 weeks, and we came home to dirty laundry with dirty laundry, and I just never got caught up! Now I finally am.
For me, being a mom the second time around is SO much easier!!! I know how to breastfeed (and my nipples are already nice and in shape for it), I know not to get frustrated when Henry "plucks" at my boob because I know it's because he needs to burp or pee, or just take a break. I don't get all freaked out at every sound he makes, I'm not constantly thinking he's going to stop breathing, I don't CARE when he smiles, or rolls over, or any of that stuff. It so doesn't matter.
Henry was over 9 lbs at birth and is already over 10 lbs! I have very few clothes for him, but it's good because it's making me stay on top of the laundry!!
Delia is super cute with him, and also every once in a while is annoyed by him, which makes sense. She has asked me to put him down once so far, and I expect she will more and more. My husband is picking up a lot of slack, but she wants me sometimes so I'm trying really hard to focus in on her when Henry's sleeping. It's hard because I either want to sleep with him, or try to get stuff done around the house, but she's definitely more important so there we have it.
I've had tons of energy. Lots of post-baby nesting, cleaning, organizing, and I've been packing/shipping orders almost every night.
Tomorrow is fishing opener. My husband will be out the door around 7 AM when I and the kids will still be asleep. (I said "the kids." That's so weird!) I'm going to attempt to get all of us out the door to a friend's house whenever we do wake up. It will be a great adventure!
OK, now I'm tired. Good night and good wishes to all of you for exactly the births you want and need!