Thursday, May 20, 2010

Notes from the Early Days

  • Pushing was amazing. Even though the anesthesiologist had overdone it and I couldn't feel a thing below my waist, I was still able to push and help bring my little guy into the world. It was the most intense hour of my life.
  • He has dark hair! Ross and I both have dark hair, but Ross was born blond and I was afraid Remy would be too. No offense to blonds, but I have a hard time imagining him that way.
  • He likes to ask me with his eyebrows if I'm sure I know what I'm doing. "Of course I do, I'm your mother" - and then I accidentally scratch him, let his head flop over, or get his umbilical stump caught on his diaper.
  • We went 24 hours without supplementing with any formula yesterday! I'm still in awe that this breastfeeding thing is actually working (knock on wood!)
  • You know that extremely annoying Aerosmith song? The "I don't want to close my eyes" one? That's exactly how I feel. I wish there was some kind of sleep exemption for new moms.
  • I am feeling quite svelte, so it's a shock every time I pass a mirror! I've started using a belly binder and it's helping my shape a little, and the water weight is slow-ly coming off, but the rest is going to take some time. Which means I get to go clothes shopping ;P
  • The circumcision is scheduled for next week. I'm so dreading it. I've tried to suggest to Ross that Remy's little guy looks just fine the way it is, but he is standing his ground. God, I pray it goes well!
  • Maybe it was the adrenaline, but the moment they put a hot, slimy little Remy on my belly I decided that I definitely want to have more kids.

4 comments:

Saram said...

Just read your post and wanted to say that you guys are making a smart choice circumcising, it is cleaner and healthier for boys. After doing a lot of research, I had my son circumcised and I am very glad that I did.
I know if boys aren't done at birth its pretty common for them to need to be circumcised later in life. My brother needed to be circumcised later in life and I don't want to risk putting my son through that. Plus, I have yet to meet a single man that wasn't happy to be circumcised, but a lot of uncircumcised guys seem to wish they had been snipped.
I have done a lot of research on circumcision and thought you might find these links helpful, and feel free to pass them on to anyone you know who could use them:
general health:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq--5iUcgFM
http://www.modern-psychiatry.com/circumcision.htm
http://www.circinfo.com/parents_guide/gfp.html
http://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunday-night/video/-/watch/13629907/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jlk_cPPqTAM
STD's
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=56849737
http://www.physorg.com/news86339340.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15593753/
Sexual effects/sensitivity

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5BG4AM20091217
http://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom/news/?ItemID=26068
http://discusshiv.com/tag/orgasm/
http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2007/07/27/circumcision-sensation.html
Cervical Cancer:
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/fishman/2006/circumcision.html
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1141513
trends:
http://www.jurology.com/article/PIIS0022534705604193/abstract
http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/healthday/2008/12/23/circumcision-rates-too-low.html
Discussion groups:
http://community.babycenter.com/groups/a1236385/choosing_to_circumcise
http://www.cafemom.com/group/13109
http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-ppnoforeskin
Even the World Health Organization is recommending it now:
http://www.who.int/hiv/mediacentre/news68/en/index.html
http://www.who.int/entity/hiv/mediacentre/MCrecommendations_en.pdf
As well as the CDC:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/32537110#32537110

Hope it was okay to pass that on to you?
Sara

Lauren said...

Glad things are going well. :o)

Andy said...

Oh.No! We've unleashed a Momster.

Steph said...

Hey Kim! You are doing great! You are a natural! Wish I was there so I could help more. I'm so thankful for Remy! Thinking of you guys!