Thanks so much to those of you that left kind comments on my last post. We are hanging in there. Having Baby Ellie in the middle of all of the moving chaos has been so hard. Of course, we knew that having two children would be harder than one, but The Muffin has had so much going on in her life. Luckily, she's absolutely in love with Baby Ellie and doesn't seem jealous (yet) at all. Now if we could just get her to not be jealous of her cousin Callie!
And, for those of you that say three is easier than two, we aren't planning to find out about that. I think Big Daddy and I are completely comfortable saying that Baby Ellie completes our little family. I guess there's always a chance that God will have other plans or that we could change our minds, but we are comfortable with this decision for now. We'll give it a while to all sink in and then we'll make a" permanent" decision.
As for my recovery, I think I'm starting to get better. My second UTI isn't causing me too much discomfort. It was mild in comparison to the other one. Now that I seem to be over that pain, I can say that I feel almost normal "down there". I still say that my c-section recovery was easier than this VBAC with a long labor and an episiotomy, but I'd gladly chose to have a vaginal delivery over another c-section any day. Since I had back labor and Baby Ellie was positioned the wrong way for my "great" pelvis (that's what my midwife Peg called it) and got stuck and probably should have been born via c-section, my tailbone may take a few more weeks to heal. Peg had one of her four children under the same circumstances and she promised a long recovery for my tailbone. At least, the private area is healing nicely!
Anyway, The Muffin and Baby Ellie are asleep and I'm recharging my batteries for the rest of the evening.
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