Oh Wow has it really been over a month since I posted last? Holy cow how the time has flown. My little man is now 6 1/2 weeks old and just absolutely amazing. Things have been going really well around here, especially since all the family cleared out and we got on our own routine. Don't get me wrong, I love my family, and was so glad they all came to visit, but A and I realized that in the first 4 weeks after we came home from the hospital we had a total of 5 days just the 3 of us. 5 out of 28. It was a little chaotic around here for a while.
So anyway, things are going really well. The Boy is sleeping and eating and pooping like a champ. He's a pretty content baby most of the time. We're finally starting to get a schedule going, including a solid afternoon nap time and being awake when daddy comes home for lunch and in the evening. Now we just have to work on a realistic morning routine, but that would require me getting up at 5am, and I really don't want to do that yet.
While the Boy is doing great, Momma is having some issues. Let me back up to about 2 weeks before he was born, right after I went on bed rest. I started having these really weird pains in my upper abdomen. They would build slowly and then *BANG* it was like someone had tightened a belt around my ribcage and wasn't letting it go. I would have trouble taking a breath, it hurt so bad to breathe deep. It would last anywhere from 20 minutes to 3 hours at the worst and then SUDDENLY disappear. Both A and my SIL (who has 2 kids) were convinced it was gas brought on by a sensitivity to dairy since it only seemed to pop up after I had a glass of milk or some ice cream. It was so BAD the Monday before I delivered that it caused my BP to skyrocket and an emergency trip to Labor and Delivery. Anyway, I delivered, and the pains didn't change! I was still getting this crazy painful pressure under my ribcage on the right side, although it still appeared to be brought on by dairy. Finally after 3 weeks of this not going away (silly me was thinking ti was just because all my insides hadn't gotten back to normal and it could still be gas) I finally called the OB and said we had to do something. He scheduled me a sonogram, and sure enough, I have 5 small to medium sized stones in my gallbladder! They called that day and scheduled me an appointment with a general surgeon to consult about having it out. That surgery is scheduled for this Thursday.
The good news is that this extends my Maternity leave by 2 weeks, the bad news is I will be spending it recovering, and if I didn't have a 6 week old at home I would probably recover much faster. The will be doing it outpatient and laproscopic, so assuming no complications I should be home Thursday afternoon. If it's anything like my LAP, I will be OK by Sunday, so fingers crossed.
Ok I've got to go wake up the boy so we can pick up Daddy from work. I'll leave you with a couple pictures of course :-)
Pirate Baby! (for his cousin's 3rd Birthday Party)
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