Six weeks and a day

That’s how long it’s been since Lyra was born. Today I bent down to untie my shoes after a nice long walk with her in the stroller, and remembered strongly how it felt to not be able to reach my feet at all. Pregnancy discomforts are starting to fade from my memory, though. My back is much better, my legs aren’t nearly as tired going up stairs, I can move normally again. Even my c-section incision is nearly all healed up. There’s a bit of lingering tenderness, but no pain anymore, and I can sit up from lying down again on my own power. The body recovers quickly, and the time goes by in a blink.

I’ve noticed something interesting about my tv watching habits since we got Telus TV. I’m a lot more conscious of when I have the tv on and what I’m watching. Before I would just watch whatever was on, no matter how lame or stupid it was. Now with all these channels I flip through the guide looking for something worth watching, and if there’s nothing I want to watch I just turn it off. It’s definitely good at 3am though, when I’m up with Lyra for an hour or more… before the only stuff on was infomercials. Now at least I can watch something that isn’t Dr. Ho in the middle of the night. It’s rather nice.

One thing I’ve found interesting… I was worried, before I had Lyra, that I might be prone to post-partum depression, since I’ve been through a pretty heavy depression before. I’ve been really good, though… I think after six weeks I can maybe say I’m in the clear for post-partum depression. I had that couple of days of baby blues and moody weirdness during the first couple of weeks, but that passed quickly. I’m really happy about that. I feel pretty balanced and happy.

Adam and Lyra are both asleep – he’s sitting up on the couch next to me, and she’s lying on a pillow in his lap. They’re so cute. I should take a picture but I fear if I stand up they’ll wake up.

sharolyn was talking about socialization earlier today, and starting a new life… today I started to really feel like I need to find other moms to talk to for the first time. Maybe in the next few weeks I’ll get myself out of the house to do just that, somehow – for myself, and for Lyra to have playmates when she starts to need them. Babies need socialization too.

There’s a lot on my mind today.

3 Comments

  • dreamwarrior

    August 22, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    On of my LJ friends had a baby almost a year ago, and i know that she has a mothers group that she goes to for frist time moms, grate way to get out of the house and learn new things, maybe there is one in your location, might want to ask a Dr or maybe on the WWW.

  • sharolyn

    August 22, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Let me know how this goes for you… I’ll be taking notes. 🙂

  • mindexplodes

    August 25, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    i can almost recite the magic bullet informortial word for word. No matter how many times i watch it i just can’t get enough!