I’m not going to expound too much on what’s happening in each – they’re pretty self-explanatory – and right now, I’m just in an excruciating amount of pain. Here are the highlights from the last couple of days:
* I managed to get a cellulitis infection around the incision, and now I’m on some IV antibiotics to clear it up.
* My GI tract is so backed up and painful that I spent a good deal of yesterday just crying from the hurt.
* Daniel only gets to eat every three hours, which means he’s up and fussing and crying for the third hour, but apparently if I actually fed him every two hours, he’d use up all of his energy eating and none of it growing. (huh?)
* Sometimes this means having to feed him through a gavage tube (that’s what that tube going into his nose is), but at least I’m producing plenty of milk. (That is a massive understatement.)
Proof that Joe was, in fact, there with me in the OR.
The actual true knot itself. I was slightly misinformed: the rest of the cord was wrapped around his NECK twice (including one hitch), around his body once, and then around his arm once.
This is possibly the best post-partum picture EVER taken of me.
Lili with her new baby brother, only an hour or so old as I understand it.
Daniel, in all his glory
Daniel in the hat that I made for him, looking extremely Fae in my opinion…
Commodore Daniel in his smoking jacket!