I am managing this all pretty well, I think. The transition from perfect baby to normal baby has left me tired and sleep-deprived, but I've noticed an increase in patience. I didn't have high expectations of Evelyn in the first place, so she's now behaving the way that I expected her to act the whole time.
I'm continuing to feel better physically as the medication takes the excess fluid out of my body. To give you a bit of an idea, I gave birth on Friday. The following Tuesday, I actually weighed 3 pounds more than when I was pregnant because the fluids were just continuing to build up in my body. After being on the medication from Thursday until the next Tuesday, I had dropped 13 pounds of fluid. That's a lot of water that my body needed to get rid of, and it's still shedding it. I now have my ankles and knees back, and there is a difference in the size of my thighs and calves now. Still a little swollen, but much much better, and I can breathe.
And finally, here is a cool picture I snapped of Ruby and Evelyn this morning. Don't worry, Kevin was sitting right next to them. Aren't pit bulls terrifying?! ;)
|a little kiss|