Sunday, February 10, 2013

Eight Weeks

Well, the weeks are flying by.  Evie is great.  One night last week she slept from eleven pm to almost eight am. To make up for it,  she wants to eat every two hours in the daytime,  and only sleeps for short spurts.

Have I mentioned that she has a milk protein allergy? So I'm off all dairy. It is really hard, but a great weight loss mechanism.

Evie loves the bath. She tries to get a taste of the washcloth I put on her chest, and tries to catch a drink of the water when I pour out the little bath pitcher on her tummy.

Evie smiles, when she wants to. She is usually super cheerful in the morning,  after she's eaten and had a full night's rest.  She makes little happy sounds,  and kicks her legs,  and sometimes gives us toothless grins. Sticking out tongues are also funny. One day after Andrew had a long day at school,  she gave him a hello smile.  It was heart-melting

She still has lots of dark hair. Just a little in the back has worn off so it is shorter. And she is out of newborn clothes.  Crazy!

I thought that with pregnancy over with, I'd be done with uncomfortable symptoms.  Not so.  I have hives, confirmed by a biopsy. From what I've found online,  they are rare enough as a postpartum issue that doctors haven't done much research,  but common enough that there is a blog and multiple discussion boards about them.  As far as I can tell, they are related to hormones and nursing,  and will only go away if I stop nursing or take strong antihistamines that will likely dry up my milk. Meanwhile I wake up every night scratching. It is miserable. 

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