Thursday, October 30, 2008

Day 3

Holy moly! Just for the heck of it, I just jumped on the scale. I was only gonna weigh myself once a week because I didn't want to stress myself out, but I would totally be the Biggest Loser this week! 18 lbs in less than 3 days. I really didn't expect that. And I have one of those Tanita Ironman scales so I can tell that I have normal levels of hydration so it's not that I'm dehydrated. Boy that makes me feel good. I still don't fit in my old shorts yet (my hips must be wider?) but I imagine that'll go back to normal at some point as well. I only have 10 more lbs and I'm back to pre-preggo weight!

Who knew that BH contractions continue after delivery? They do. For me anyway. I can totally feel my uterus contract. Sometimes randomly, but certainly whenever Moana is feeding (that's another reason to BF I guess if it helps your uterus go back to normal). I had a little freak out yeterday in the hospital during one of the contractions- I had been laying on my side when my uterus hardened up and it actually popped up so it was showing through my skin! I immediately called in a nurse to some look because I swear I thought I had a tunmor! It was about the size of a grapefruit and was obviously popping right up. She laughed at me though and just told me, "That's your uterus..." HA! I saw it do the same thing again today and now it's about the size of my fist. Very interesting.

I have a little belly now, and dare I saw it's actually kind of cute? Well, it would be if I was like 22 weeks pregnant anyway. It's just a little pouch. Smaller than I thought it would be at this point and shrinking every day. By the minute actually.

So Moana is at home now and we are all very happy. She did pretty well last night being introduced to the dog and cats, or maybe better said, they did well being introduced to her. She's pretty clueless about everything. The cats were afraid of her when she moved, although Monti Hoku just licked her toes. :)

It appears that my barracuda baby wants to assault my nipples once again. She is quite the sucker. In fact, she might think her name is OUCH before too long because that's what she hears out of my mouth a lot when she's near me...

6 comments:

Baby and Me said...

Oh my 18 pounds that is amazing! Great job! I am playing catch up with you posts right now, she is so cute!

Clare said...

keep the "weird things your body does after birth" posts coming! i want to know what to expect! glad all is well and that you're home!

Angela and David Kidd said...

Since you are breastfeeding Moana will help those last 10 pounds go away amazingly fast. And in about a week of so the "ouch" reflex goes away. I don't know if it actually stops hurting or if you just get used to it.

N.D. said...

Wow, that's so neat. 18 pounds is crazy!!! Such a good feeling I'm sure!!! The uterus popping out I can't imagine that right now, but that sounds so weird!! I love hearing about how everything is going. Are you sleeping? Are you sore? Way to go new mama!!

TrainingtoTri said...

Wow, 18 lbs in 3 days, you would be the biggest loser! Congrats. That is really weird to know about your uterus, I would have freaked out. Do you pronounce her name like Moan – a or Mo-a-na?

chirunner said...

I just found your blog off of Frayed Laces and wow, what a beautiful baby! Congratulations.