Well … it looks like “Monday” turned into two months; time does indeed fly by, and I apologize to all of you for not updating this blog sooner. Life, however, hasn’t given me much of a breather since mid-October.
I’m happy to say that my son was born on Oct. 12 at 1:13 p.m. His stats were perfect, and the delivery was routine. His adjustment to life outside the womb has been mostly peaceful, though we’re still struggling to get him to fall asleep somewhere other than on Mommy.
My daughter’s homeschooling adventure is well under way, and though we still have some behavioral and motivational bumps to iron out, it is going pretty well. She’s learned how to type and her math skills have drastically improved in just nine weeks. She’s also learning how to do the dishes.
As for how my new life is affecting my migraines … the jury’s still out.
I’ve had a low-grade migraine most days for about the past two weeks, but the pain is easily bearable and my other migraine symptoms (blurred vision, light sensitivity, nausea) have been incredibly light. We’ll have to see how things progress now that breastfeeding is well established, pregnancy hormones are gone, and I’m back on birth control. As I am now heading out of the most sleep-deprived stage of new parenthood, I hope the migraines will ebb.
All in all, I’d say the first two months postpartum have gone well. Now, if only I could get some sleep …