The Geer Family
Christopher is 2 weeks old today!  This means it has been 2 weeks since I had my c-section.  I had an appointment today for Dr. Henley to check my incision.  It was a brief appointment and everything checked out well.  The incision is healing well and I am on the road to recovery!  After only 2 weeks, I have lost 40lbs and am below my starting weight before I got pregnant!!!!  THANK GOODNESS!!  Now don't confuse this wonderful news as me saying that my body is back in perfect shape.  It is by no means even close, however I am still very excited that all of the pregnancy weight and swelling is gone!  Now I must work hard (when I get clearance) to tighten back up my jiggly belly from where they moved all of my abdominal muscles out of the way to get to my uterus.  I have been nursing since day 1 and it is going really well.  Chris eats like a champ.  This has no doubt contributed to the weight loss!  My next appointment is in 4 weeks and hopefully I'll be able to start going to the gym after this appointment.

Chris sleeps very well..........during the day...........and wants to play all night long.  During the day I have to wake him up to nurse him but at night he wants to eat like every 2 hours!!!  Half the time when I am nursing duing the night he could go on forever and I feel like I am about to fall over holding him.  Thank goodness for the boppy!  We have tried to put him in the crib but he hates it.  He can be knocked out in my arms or against my chest and the minute I put him down, he screams at the top of his lungs!  I can't stand it.  I refuse to put him in the bed with me so I have been "sleeping" on the couch while he is in either the swing, or the bouncy seat or his car seat (he loves the car seat) or against one of our chests.  I think that he is just so small that he still wants to be cuddled and feel skin contact.  We'll keep working on the crib....but honestly I can't wait to get back in my bed!!!
5/6/2010 12:59:33 pm

hey rachel! congrats on losing all that weight! that is awesome!!!!
Sleeping issues: I had a friend whose kid would only sleep in the car seat-- they put him in the car seat IN the crib-- that got him used to being in that room, but he was still in his car seat (and she was able to sleep in her bed!). I had Cal sleep in bed with me (it was SO easy to nurse at night, but it was SO hard to break-- and I was SO against this too....funny how things work out!). Also, Cal would fall sound asleep in our arms and then wake up the second he was put down. Once we put him on his tummy, he slept great. I also wish we tried swaddling sooner and for longer. that never worked with our little houdini!
I love reading your blog-- keep it up!!! :) I would love to get together with you and catch up. If there's ever anything you need (or someone to vent to!), let me know!!!



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