Almost Under Control
So I thought the c-section complications were on the out and out…but it looks like I might have an infection brewing. Sweet. I am holding off going to the ER for now and just keeping a close eye on the incision and my temperature. I made Travis draw a line around the red margins so we can see if it spreads. Since I’m pretty sure the surgeon was drunk when she cut me (honestly, it’s the ugliest incision I’ve ever seen), and I nearly pass out every time I look at it, I’ve been making Travis keep tabs on it. He says it looks like a fat lady’s lips (imagine the redness and swelling on either side - sorry for the gross mental image). I think this might be the end of the low rise bikini for me. My spinal headache, on the other hand, is gone! I’d forgotten what it felt like to stand up without being in extreme pain and fighting tears back. So that’s definitely a positive.
My mother-in-law and sister-in-law are in town for the week and yesterday was my first real outing. We went to ToysRus so Gramma could get Jack and Shane a Radio Flyer wagon. We also went to the bridal shop so I could try on my bridesmaid dress for my sister’s wedding, which is only 7 weeks away! Umm, I ended up with my pre-pregnancy size…except with a 1 in front of it!! Travis protested making the drive for me to try on the dress. He thought we should just call the bridal salon and ask them to try stuffing 2 watermelons, horizontally, inside a dress. Then they could just let us know what size dress could accommodate that.
Other than that, things are under control. It’s nice to have Travis’ mom and sister here for the extra help and sets of hands. Shane is getting lots of lovin’ and is enjoying all the attention. Jackson is doing great, taking all the changes in stride. The boys have started playing together a lot more recently and it’s absolutely hysterical! The bathtub time is my favorite - they crack up splashing each other and putting bubbles on each other’s heads. Travis and I died laughing today when we turned around and there was a boat upside down on Shane’s head - I WISH I had a picture of that!
Finley is just so precious. She seems to be practicing all her expressions for the future - the “how-could-you?!” face, the “that’s-peculiar” face, the “I-just-passed-gas-and-am-in-ecstasy” face. Seriously, she’s such a little lady - she looks so feminine, so peaceful, so perfect. And then, there’ll be a little rumble, and next, that little smile spreads across her face. She flashes those adorable dimples. I swear, she’s the daintiest, cutest little farter you’ve ever seen. But oh, I fear that with 2 older brothers, and Travis as her father…this just might be more than a newborn thing!
Here’s Gramma with her newest grandbaby, and Aunt Heather with Little Miss Finley too.