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.