This morning I had my last post-partum check-up and the doctor declared me “cured of pregnancy.” LOL! He actually said that. Cured. Muahahaha! I have all the symptoms and complications at home, sleeping right now in her papasan lamb. Anyway. Scar will fade, the pins and needles feeling between scar and belly button will go away over time. I don’t need to worry about the other fibroids, but they will be monitored. Restrictions are lifted – I can lift weight, exercise, whatever. Shots are done! Woo woo!! I don’t need to go back for a year.
He also asked how the recovery was, compared to a vaginal birth. If I liked one more than the other. Well. They’re different. One feels like a natural process while the other is major surgery. I do think the c-section is a harder recovery, but it was also complicated for me with having a toddler at home. If I had done them in the reverse order I may have a different opinion.
I can now say that after two pregnancies, I do not have any stretch marks. Yay me!
As was my routine after doctors visits while pregnant, I walked next door to the bakery to get a chocolate croissant. They didn’t have any. Sniff. Boo. I had to get a plain one. This may have been a good thing, actually, as I only got one, and not two decadent and delicious chocolate croissants. I really don’t need all those calories, even though I am breastfeeding. I still have nine pounds to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight.
The afternoon I met up with the mom who has a daughter three days older than Ashlin for a walk on the beach again. I dressed Ashlin up in my favorite outfit from Teagan but couldn’t find the matching socks. Oh well. I also forgot the floppy sun hat. It didn’t matter much. It was overcast and grey. And a little chilly. I quickly put a jacket and plain socks on her. Didn’t even bother to take a picture. The outfit will be washed soon and I’ll get one then. When the rain started, we decided to leave. Not as enjoyable a day for a walk as last time, but the company was as good! Hopefully next time the weather will cooperate.