Posted in December 2012

Weigh-In Wednesday

I am 8 weeks postpartum, and large.  I bought a pair of large jeans so I could get out of the maternity jeans and feel semi-normal.  Then they shrank in the dryer.  I cried, and vowed to start a diet, and began making a plan. 10:00 am.  “I need to go on a diet.  I’ve … Continue reading

The Aftermath: Things I Learned

Mostly, this is just a reminder to myself for when I do this again, since I am a C-sectioner from now on. 1.  The epidural is a delight.  C-section drugs are a delight.  Being able to push a button and get more drugs is a delight. 2.  The first time you get out of bed … Continue reading

Trick or Treat, Part IV

They rolled me into the surgery room on the night of Halloween.  The anesthesiologist was already there, and was on the hospital phone saying, “I’ll be there in a minute, I’m in a section right now.”  He hung up the phone and told me that they were backed up with C-sections right now, that I … Continue reading

Trick or Treat, Part III

The nurse, accompanied by a male medical student, removed the Cervadil and began the Pitocin.  When she came in with the med student, she asked if it was okay if he was in there.  Apparently he’d been turned down by a whole slew of women already who didn’t want him in their delivery rooms.  Figuring … Continue reading