Today’s news: I am finally done with my postpartum exams. My blood pressure was ruled as pregnancy induced only due to edema (water retention) and I’m almost done weaning off the meds!
Last hurdle for me is to finish the rehab on my back. That could take a while yet to get everything lined up and holding before I can back down from 3x a week on that.
Asher has an ultrasound on his heart tomorrow. Likely nothing to report but good to check over a possible murmur. He hasn’t gotten the best sleep the past 2 days. 3:30am is never a good time to wake up for the day.
I feel I’ve finally arrived at adulthood. Tonight Matthew gave me the most wonderful gift: sleep! I climbed in bed at 8pm on a Friday night without a worry of our colicky son for 4 uninterrupted hours of sleep. It was grand.
It is also now 1am and Asher is awake. Here’s hoping for more sleep yet tonight.
Lots of progress today. I returned my wound vac by mailing it back. I’ve got about 2 more weeks of the fancy bandage but I hardly feel it.
Asher took his first stroller ride for a non-medical appointment. He was overly excited just before this but managed to sleep through his ride.
Asher still has the preemie flailing arms thing happening. He’ll outgrow it in a few more weeks. He’s also taken to yelping for cuddles often.
I’m doing considerably better with the fancy bandage tape vs the wound vac. Changing the transfer tape isn’t painful at all. I can walk about without feeling the wound much at all. I am retraining my back muscles and working on posture.
Hooray! My wound vac came off yesterday. I can now stand normally while walking and don’t have the purse and tube to tote around all the time. It’s freeing.
I go back in a week to be sure I don’t need that all put back on. In the meantime I have a fancy top wound dressing we can put on me ourselves.
I have to start slowly. I’ve been on bedrest since July 8, nearly 2 months ago. I want to move about quickly but know I can’t risk this reversing. So laps around my back yard for today, starting to lift Asher out of his crib, and light housework.
Finally I feel my own recovery is progressing. I hope to be able to start working again soon and even driving. Showers must wait until the wound is entirely shut.