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Friday, July 04, 2008

Random points of interest…

I’m starting to recite the Lord’s Prayer and The Creed to Mallory during her quiet aware states when she’s feeding. I’m also thinking next week we’re going to start reading parts of the Small Catechism, too. We also read her the creation account in Genesis, and we’ll read her the creation account in John next. John is my favorite of the Gospels. We’ll also read Isaiah 52 and 53 to her; and I Corinthians 15.

Mallory is doing well. She was discharged on Friday at 7 lbs 5 oz, and for her 1 week appointment on Tuesday weighed in at 8 lbs 4 oz. She has mild anterior tongue tie, for which we have an appointment with an ear, nose, and throat specialist. She’ll probably get that stringy thing under her tongue clipped a bit. It could (but isn’t) affecting her feeding; but it will affect her speech.

I’m starting to feel a bit better myself, provided I get both a morning and afternoon nap. If I stay still for the next couple of days, then I may attempt church on Sunday. The issue is being able to walk into the sanctuary and the up to the alter for Sacrament rather then desire.

One thing I really like about being post-partum is the foods I am enjoying again! Particularly, I am glad to be eating bananas, kiwi, and sweet potatoes. Those were two big stables of my diet while Josh was gone and also until morning (all day) sickness struck. I don’t get much potassium outside of bananas or kiwi; and foods do not get much more nutritious then sweet potatoes. Also, I’m actually planning meals again; so that means Josh and I are eating much better!

I’m really grateful to be an American this Independence Day. Past years, I’ve posted something more patriotic, but this year, the physical benefits of being an American are fresh in my mind. Women in other countries with the complications I’ve had die; particularly women in third world countries. Say what you want about the evils of capitalism, and there are some evils to it, but morally, it provides for the best research, development, and care one can have. Who cares if drug companies and medical device companies and medical research institutions are greedy or profit driven? Motives didn’t matter when Mallory was born, and they shouldn’t matter.

And some specific prayer requests…
*My incision is healing nicely, so pray that it continues to do so. Related, I’m only using OTC drugs for pain and they seem to be working well.
*Pray that my blood pressure stabilizes.
*I only have one physical goal in mind right now, and that is to be able to carry Mallory up and down the stairs of our house before Josh’s two week training in August. So, pray that I’m recovered enough to do so.
*In general, I feel like I’m recovering nicely. It helps that I had a very restful day yesterday, will have a restful day today, and also tomorrow. I’m doing the stairs a bit more often, and I made my own breakfast this morning. I also made coffee for Josh. I’m hoping that next week, I’ll be a bit more help around the house.

Well, I hope everyone has a great weekend!


  • At 11:48 AM , Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

    I had a C-section also - with my second one. I also realized that Wildchild and I could very well have died without proper medical care. It's a bit scary to look at my darling daughter and realize under different circumstances she wouldn't be here.

    I'm tongue-tied also, as were my grandfather and my mother before me, and my eldest daughter after me. She was severely tongue tied - all the way to the tip. We got hers clipped; I wish my parents would have done the same for me.

    I'll pray for your complete recovery. Sounds like you're well on your way.

  • At 2:05 PM , Blogger kara said...

    I was thinking of you guys yesterday (the fourth) and thanking God for families like yours that sacrifice so much. Again I thank you!

    When ever a patriotic holiday comes along I am reminded of our Memorial Day video project we did our sophomore year of high school. I learned a lot that day in Fort Snelling National Cemetary.

    I thought your BP was okay once Mallory was born. Is it still too high? Too low?

    Still praying...

  • At 8:35 PM , Blogger Liz said...

    Barb, Poor Mallory can't stick out her tongue! And though it affects her latch, it doesn't affect how much she's eating! We're definately having it fixed (appointment is in a week and a half).

    Kara, Due to the serverity of the blood pressure swings and the strength of the BP med I was in at the hospital, I can't quit taking BP meds cold turkey, so I'm on a pill. On Tuesday, they'll decide whether or not to start weening me off the pill. I think I still have that video, by the way!

  • At 10:15 AM , Blogger jessica @pianomomsicle said...

    i will be praying for you. Glad to hear you're healing!

    Do you need any help yet?


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