My signals are all crossed

Warning – gross, personal info ahead. You’re welcome.

Even though I had an easy labor and delivery, “easy” is a relative term. 36 cm of baby head (they measured) moving through your insides is kind of traumatic, especially because you don’t get to keep your epidural while you recover and ibuprofen is about as useful as tic tacs against this kind of soreness. One of the most surprising results of labor is my total lack of connection to my bodily functions. The need to pee is more like a dull ache. A bowel movement is back pain. Hunger is like being poked in the ribs, when it finally shows up. My stomach is still all squished from pregnancy and eating is sort of last on my list of things to do. My bladder, on the other hand, is at a near-normal size for the first time in 9 10 months which means I can finish a whole bottle of water without a bathroom break. I’m kind of fascinated and shocked by how much pee I can produce at once.

One of the reasons I have time to be so focused on my own, uh, outputs, is because so far I have only had to change ONE diaper. E is the diaper king. He doesn’t even complain when Baby Evan pees on him to show his joy at being naked. It’s definitely a hereditary trait. Thanks for being so awesome honey, I seriously wouldn’t have made it through the first 24 hours without you!

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5 Responses to “My signals are all crossed”

  1. It’s hereditary, huh? So you’re saying that Big E pees on you to show his joy at being naked? I didn’t know you guys were into watersports!

  2. lalaland13 says:

    I’m cracking up at Britni’s comment, but I do think E’s helpfulness is sweet. Is he on paternity leave? If so, may it last a while.

    After I got my wisdom teeth out, I felt-and looked-like I had been punched in the face. I looked like a bloated squirrel. I’m trying to imagine this feeling all over the body. At least the baby is there to distract you.

    Oh lord you need to change the ticker. I just saw that and was horrified at the possibility of being 41 weeks pregnant. I know though, you are slightly busy right now.

  3. AGreenEyeDevil says:

    Kudos to Big E for stepping in and owning diaper duty!! I hope you’re able to reconnect w/your body in the very near future. How’s the breastfeeding progressing?

  4. stacyinbean says:

    You need Pee-Pee Teepee’s!!!!

    http://www.bebabean.com/product/pptp/index.aspx

  5. bebehblog says:

    Stacy – I totally forgot to get those before, but I just ordered some! E’s going to be so happy.

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