One week old


cate and grandma
Originally uploaded by telfandrea.

Today marks Cate’s one-week “birthday” and the first day that Cate’s mom can somewhat function. Think that being a anesthesiologist’s wife holds some special perks in the labor department? Turns out, not so much. My first epidural went haywire (official name: wet tap, well, I think that’s what Telfer has been calling it) that left me with a severe spinal headache until today (it’s still here but I can function).

God is so good. If my mom hadn’t been here at the end of last week…well…let’s just say I could barely get out of bed, let alone take care of an infant by myself. My favorite moment: throwing up for the third time since the first grade along the side of the road. Good times! Have I said how thankful I am that my mom was here?

Besides the headache debacle, this whole baby thing is going extremely well. She is literally the sweetest baby on earth and she eats and poops like a champ. We went to the pediatrician this morning (Telfer even ducked out of the OR to meet the doctor and to hang out for a bit) and Cate is within ONE ounce of her birth weight already.

Thank you for all your thoughts, prayers and kind comments this last week! It has been fun to read through everything this morning.

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Andrea Y. Griffith

owner of browsers. former librarian. wife. mother of two sweet girls. george's devoted owner.

8 thoughts on “One week old

  1. ugh, i didn’t realize your headache was that incapacitating. or related to the epidural….was it done wrong, or is it just one of those things that happens?
    i always want answers to questions that aren’t helpful.
    miss you.

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  2. ugh, i didn’t realize your headache was that incapacitating. or related to the epidural….was it done wrong, or is it just one of those things that happens?
    i always want answers to questions that aren’t helpful.
    miss you.

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  3. I am so glad to see your beautiful family and taking to the changes all so well. We love you guys and hope to visit soon. – Jayme

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  4. so glad you are doing better!! Been praying for you. I agree with the mom thing. Funny how its takes becoming a mom to realize how much we still NEED a mom. That’s how it was for me. You are an adorable family! Love you tons.

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  5. Hi Andrea,
    I have a couple of friends who have had those “epidural headaches” and they are awful. They couldn’t function either. Nothing like having a new baby and not being able to get out of bed. So sorry that happened to you. Yes, thank god for your wonderful mom. Tell her hi for me!
    Cousin Julie

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