Sunday, December 28, 2008

A Quick Update

Thank you to all family and friends for your lovely emails and calls. Please don't be surprised if you do not hear back for about a month. Figuring out sleep schedules, feeding routines - not to mention how to get to the grocery store - oh and how to keep the house from looking like a tornado blew through is our primary focus.

A couple things of note from Madoc's birth...

- Nobody offered me a cup of tea (as they did in London).
- The epidural didn't really work (same deal as when I had Chase). I was able to get up and walk about 5 minutes after delivery.
- Madoc came much faster. Labor started around 6:30 a.m. and she was born at 9:30 a.m.
- The recovery room and nurses were delightful. They had a great meal service compared to London, which I remember was decidedly bland. They had room service and midnight snacks.
- The nurses hand out drugs like candy "are you sure you don't want more?" And they were surprised when I said no.
- My body's recovery in some cases was fast, but I sure do feel achy and tired.
- Breast feeding has been going well (Madoc has gained weight and is past her hospital discharge weight). Much different from Chase.

So I'm off to change diapers - oh the stay-at-home life is so glamorous, n'est pas?

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