Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Little Things That Go A Long Way After Having A Baby

  • A compliment.  Whether it's about the baby weight sliding off, the latch of the new baby, my smile, my attitude... anything.  Oodles better than hearing how tired I look 100 times a day.  
  • Mascara.  One quick coat and it's like being amongst the living again.
  • A friend taking Kole for an hour.  Wow.  Talk about a  life saver.
  • Showering.  I've successfully showered every day since the baby came.  Big improvement from when I had Koley.  Big improvement.
  • Being outside.  It's been close to 100 degrees every day here.  But at night, when it's getting dark, it cools off into the 80s and it's a renewal.  All the "outside sounds" (including that stinkin', noisy, Air factory) drown out all the baby crying.  Even when their not crying.... I hear it.
  • Phone calls and texts.  My sister, Victoria, called me 3 times before I called her back.  What a champ.  I love the feeling I get knowing someone was thinking about me.  My family and friends and even people I didn't know knew me... have come through and made Week One a very special one.
  • Cookies.  Sorta make you feel good no matter where you are in life.  Same goes for Chocolate Covered Cinnamon Bears.
  • A Percocet.  Keep 'em coming every 4 hours.  I think I'm the last remaining person on the planet who didn't know that Percocet is a drug that affects who your brain responds to pain.  It's not a pain killer as I have always thought.    
  • Sleep.  20 minutes feels like 12 hours these days.

Joseph Blair arrived July 2, 2012 at 8:27 AM. 

The c-section was awesome.  The recovery sucks.
 Joey is wonderful.



10 comments:

megan said...

Congrats Patty and Ken!! That's so exciting!! I LOVE the name too!! I'm glad the first week has been going well!! What a cute little boy!:)

Cinderella, the A-Train and Our Little Caboose said...

So happy for your little family! Hang in there, recovery with the 2nd goes much quicker (at least it did for me). He is beautiful!!

DoublClik said...

I love that second one of Joey! Perky and happy! HI JOEY!

PS. I felt so special to get to talk to you yesterday! The gang was all there, and I felt loved during YOUR special time. You're just that swell of a sister

Juli said...

He is so beautiful! And so glad that your get up and go is still in tact.

And seriously, I didn't have a baby and I get told how tired I look all day long.

Congrats!

Joshua said...

Gorgeous kid. Congrats! And here's to a speedy recovery.

Kar said...

He's so, so beautiful!!! You sound like you're doing really well this time around, Pats. Look - you're BLOGGING! That's a really good sign.

Brett and Tiffany said...

I am SO HAPPY for you and Ken! Love the name! Love the boy...he is a cutie! How is Kole doing with him?
Saw your mom in Costa Vida last week? Did she tell you? I told her to tell you hello from us!
Wish I was closer to come and visit and hold that cute boy!
So glad you are doing well!

ritchiefam said...

He is seriously adorable!!! And I completely agree that little things makes a big difference. Every time I had a baby, taking a shower was my favorite thing. I would wait until ben was available and enjoy my 15 minutes of alone time. Sometimes I would even stretch it to 20 minutes. It was the only alone time I got :) Had to make the most if it.

Beth Willmore said...

Patty he's beautiful! I'm glad that he's here and you're no longer miserably pregnant, but I'm definitely sorry about the joys of a c-section recovery. Been there - done that.
Good job mamma with showering every day. My baby is 14 months old and there are days I still don't do that!! :)

Meagan@Meagan Tells All said...

Congrats Patty!!! What a sweet little boy and I love his name!