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.....