morning after

While I have not fully assessed the damage to my girly bits I am now wearing gauze grandma chupis with a gi-normous mattress pad, ice pack, and 'riod pads on my stitches. Every time I use the bathroom it looks like the set of a horror movie, I am dead tired, and have the postpartum jelly belly. And I need a shower.
But......(wait for it)............(wait for it)........I did not throw up this morning!!

I did not have to grip the side of the bed until the room stopped spinning, I did not have to bolt to the bathroom, I did not puke so hard I peed my pants, I turned on the lights in our room and am NOT wearing sunglasses, I did not gag, and I did not have to think about where or when I will puke next. The doctor said many women with HG feel relief almost immediately after birth since most cases it is a hormonal issue having to do with the placenta. When I did not feel better right away yesterday I was a bit bummed but I knew it would resolve soon. This morning is the first time in 40 weeks and 2 days I have not felt nauseous. I woke up and felt sort of normal and I had forgotten what that feels like. I started crying because not only do we have this beautiful little girl (who as an unofficial poll on facebook confirms looks just like Annikah) but I am not pregnant anymore. I feel more like myself than I have in months and I am so grateful. Grateful. I drank tons of water and even juice and am probably properly hydrated for the first time since last May. It is amazing to not be sick. I am Grateful. Thanks for the prayers, emails, comments, and calls everyone!! And I am open to lunch and dinner plans soon:) Watch out Chicago area eating establishments......I am coming and making up for lost time. As an added bonus to my non puking self I have this view.....

Comments

Leah said…
Congratulations, Roxanne and Jason!! So, so happy for you! Praising God with you for Evangeline!

Love,
Kevin & Leah
Lola said…
Oh my gosh, Rox! Evy is SO cute!! And you look like a super model. Are you sure you just had a baby??

I am so happy for you and Jason and hope you are able to cherish this time to the fullest...I know you are now that the naseau has subsided.

I can't wait to meet your little girl and introduce her to spicy basil chicken!!

xoxo
Laura
Stan and Jess said…
If you wanna road trip to Dos Reales, I will drive and my treat - you deserve it!
Jorie said…
I love the beautiful picture of you and sweet baby Evy! You look radiant and what a blessing that you are feeling mostly back to normal and you now have this precious gift to hold. Congratulations to all of you!! We can't wait to meet our precious new niece and cousin. :)
Julie Kittow said…
Huge congratulations - AMAZING! 4 mins of pushing - that must be some kind of record! So pleased for you well done! What will you do with al the extra time you have now you don't need to keep running for the bathroom! Enjoy your new little bundle, Lots and lots of love Julie, Alex and Joshua x
Beck said…
Not to sound mean - but in this recent photo, you've lost the gaunt look in your face. You look glowing and full-lipped! Evy is a doll! Yep, looks like Anni. Three gorgeous Engy girls. So glad you're feeling better. My Mom and Ab say Congratulations and are thrilled you stopped puking. You got a "poor rox" out of it too! LOL Love YOU!
Clara said…
Roxy~You look beautiful as does Evy. I'm so glad you are feeling better. I'm praying that you feel good quickly. Clara
Annie said…
evy is precious and totally anni's twin! they look identical!!!
J said…
yay!!! that's so great! i am SO happy that you don't feel sick anymore! praise God! and i'll definitely take you out for some make-up-for-lost-time food very soon!
xox
jkw
Michelle said…
Thank GOD. She is stunning and I would be happy to help you enjoy your appetite in town :-) I can't imagine the relief you must be feeling and all I can say is that I am breathing a sigh of relief for you! xoxoxoxoxo-M
Paula said…
Hurrah! No more puking AND you have a real cutie! Well done! You've been a real hero these last 9 months and we've been praying hard that the nausea would pass, so praise God!

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