Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Finish Line

When you're pregnant you focus so hard on that due date that you forget about what comes on the other side of that finish line. My body has had a hard time adapting to the many things that do not seem to work quite right.

Luckily I have a baby that sleeps 22 hours a day and looks around contentedly the other two, a sister who took excellent care of my three girls while I was in the hospital, a ward that has kept us very well fed, a good friend down the street that I owe a million playdates to for taking in my girls so many times the last few days, a doctor who listens and helps when I tell him things are not going quite right, and a husband who helps all of the time, whether at 3:00 pm or 3:00 am.

It's been a long week, but I have been so blessed.


Jessica said...

Amen! I was not prepared for how tough my recovery was with Maeve. Nursing was a nightmare and I had postpartum depression--it was all very brutal but I too felt enormously blessed. It's an emotional intense time but so tender too.

Garry Cunningham said...

I am glad you are getting the help you need and hope you get back to "normal" soon, but probably not soon enough for you.

trophyw.blogspot.com said...

I think it gets harder each time and I've never had a c-section. Hang in there

Tina said...

I hope things become "quite right" for you soon!!!