Forget the bra that holds her breasts a little higher than they are on their own these days. And the panties, the ones that hide the scar from my c-section. This is it. Hi, Carlos. I’m Edie. I might not be the woman that you thought I was under all of that but I’m real, and I’m here. And I’m asking for a chance.-Desperate Housewives
For all you ladies out there who had to have c-sections: how did you deal with the postpartum recovery? I’m so frustrated by my limitations. I realize that it’s only been 3.5 weeks since delivery, but I HATE that I can’t do my normal activities. I know with vaginal delivery the recovery time is so much shorter. I have been walking, and that’s about the extent of what I can do. Even lightly sweeping the house makes me sore and achy. If we take too long of a walk I’m tired, and the one time I tried walking Monkey and Piglet by myself I paid for it later with a very sore incision area and abdomen.
I’m also really freaked out by my scar, and the “shelf” of puffy skin that is hanging out over the incision site. I know it’s still healing, and some swelling will go down, but I can’t help but worry that it will be permanent. Luckily for me my husband tells me every day that I’m beautiful and that I look great. I know that every battle scar and piece of flab is worth it to have my gorgeous son here. But it would definitely help if I could at least work out again, and get my endorphins flowing. I am an active person, and being a couch potato just isn’t for me. I’m looking forward to next Thursday, and so hopeful that my Dr. clears me for more activity besides lifting Piglet and being a human dairy cow. 😉
In happier news, our little guy continues to grow and plump up daily. I’m amazed by how much he changes every day. Some of you asked how well Monkey is doing with this new arrival. He ignores the baby for the most part, and does a good job of avoiding him when he’s on his play mat. Today he wanted some loves while Piglet enjoyed some diaper free time on the floor. As soon as he starts solid foods, he and Monkey will be the best of friends!