Friday, May 02, 2008

I had my postpartum appointment. It went well. I didn't get paxil yet. He wants me to try B6 for a couple weeks first. I don't think it will help so much, but I'll do that and see.

I also found out I have Diastasis! I was wondering why I still looked pregnant - my stomach pooches out and is hard, not flabby, and I was getting paranoid that it was my uterus. I asked Dr. O and he assured me it was not my uterus, but the ab muscles separate and push out. And your intestines and everything also push out. I can make it better with exercise though. So this is a great motivator!

Dr. O also let me know that my placenta remains were not really placenta remains. My placentas came out whole. It was a tiny bit left over from the reduction. I had a hard time hearing that. I've been trying to forget that happened, which is hard. I think about it a lot. So hearing that was rough. Please don't leave any nasty or non-supportive comments about this. I really don't need to see that again. Anyway, I know our decision was the right one, but it doesn't make it any easier.

Today I decided I was going to go out and walk. Now, I have to drive somewhere to walk because we live on a very busy street and it's not the best for walking. I decided to go to a park. Now, I never go to parks because before I had no reason. So I have no idea what the good parks are or anything. I thought this park that has a lake would be a good choice. It wasn't great. I need a paved path to walk on since I don't have a jogging stroller yet. There was a paved path, but it was very short. I did walk on it though! The hardest part was getting everything together and getting out to my car. I have to cxarry the car seats all the way to the parking lot because there are steps up to the condos, but no ramp. So I can't use the stroller until I'm in the parking lot so I just leave it in the car. It was exhausting carrying them both, but I did it! I am going to be buff in no time from carrying them!

Now I just need to find a better park.


Fertilized said...

Good luck with the b6- I have heard good things about it. Look up on your county website. It should tell you were the good accomodating parks are. I am glad you are getting out and about

Karen said...

I like to think of babies (particularly multiples) as progressive weightlifting regimens. :)

That's really shitty about the leftover placenta. And if you get any shitty commenters, I'll beat them up for you.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I hope this isn't counted as a shitty comment...I'm more curious than judging, having never been in your shoes before. I was wondering if you were going to tell your girls about your reduction when they're older? You mentioned that you were trying to forget that happened, so I just wondered, as some of my friends have ultrasound pictures of aborted babies hanging on the wall with the rest of the family pictures.

Obviously, you don't have to answer if you don't want to... I realize you're going through a very difficult time.