We've been in touch regularly and E&A are doing great. Of course everyone is adjusting to the new tasks and schedules but sounds like things are going well. They had a family photo shoot recently and I just adore the "Special Delivery" photo they shared. I'm hoping we get in some snuggles soon, I haven't visited in about two weeks so I'm sure they've already changed quite a bit.
|Welcome Home Emmett & Archer|
I'm doing well. I've been busy pumping round the clock to supply breast milk for the growing boys. I love that for the third time my IPs have allowed me to do this. It's a big commitment and requires a lot of time and dedication to stop what you're doing every 3 hours to fit in a pump session, but it is a nice transition from my role as their Surrogate. It helps me to continue to feel useful and it's great for my overall recovery and health.
This c/s recovery seems to be easier than the last. I have had very little discomfort in regards to uterus shrinking/cramping and I was able to use my abdominal muscle to get out of bed, off the couch etc much sooner than last time. Incision healing seems to be ok as well. The hardest part has been sciatica pain on my right side that I had for the first couple of weeks - it's progressively getting better. I did see my OB last week to follow up on the complications I had during delivery. She was very glad to see me doing so well, despite all I went through. My BP continues to stay elevated due to the preeclampisa so I'll continue to take HBP medication until my postpartum visit at 6 wks and reassess things then. I'm also taking BP readings at home once a day just to keep a close eye on it because at any time it could begin to stabilize and then the meds would cause me to have issues with low blood pressure.
I had really wanted to return to work soon but my OB feels that due to the hemorrhage and preeclampsia, I'm at a higher risk for postpartum complications and has insisted that I take the full 6 weeks and denied clearance. Considering the upcoming holiday and the time off I would have had already, it's not that many actual work days but January 7th still seems so far away! I'm a little stir crazy but finding things to keep me busy. I've been getting my holiday shopping done but I really need to do some more Christmas decorating, that's been slow going.
So for now I'm going to continue focusing on my recovery and enjoying this time over the holidays to spend with loved ones and just taking time to adjusting to life as usual again.