Meet the newest member of the family … Noob Baby 2.0!
Thank you all for the emails and Facebook messages! It’s been a bit of a recovery over here. Labor and delivery was really smooth – 7 hours of getting to the pushing part and < 1 minute of pushing! Actually, my OB said I only pushed through one contraction, which was AMAZING. In fact, I had to make sure I didn’t sneeze or rip one while I was waiting for my OB to show up because NB 2.0 was all systems go on the runway, patiently waiting to get taxi’d in. I didn’t quite believe it until I asked them to roll in the mirror and saw for myself. Head of black hair right there for all to bear witness. By the way, if you’ve never used a mirror during delivery … I highly recommend it… for the
shock horror awesome factor alone.
While labor was smooth, I’ve been dealing with what may be mastitis meets plugged ducts meets Pamela Anderson. If you’ve got any tips for dealing with “that whole thing” please do let me know. I asked Noob Daddy to pick up some cabbage for me yesterday (in case you didn’t know, it’s supposed to relieve engorgement), and he came home with some iceberg lettuce Gotta love him for the effort.
Noob Baby has been adjusting really well to life with her new lil sis. It’s hilarious watching a 4-yr-old role play mommyhood. She came into the nursery the other day with her baby Cheetah tucked underneath her shirt. I was informed that she was nursing Cheetah. Apparently, Cheetah also had jaundice. Tough luck, Cheetah.
Well, as you can imagine I’ve been pretty backed up with responding to your wonderful comments and emails the past few weeks. I will try my best to get back to everyone a little at a time as I try and figure out my new life with two noobs!