Avery is great. She is proving to be a daddy's girl. I haven't had that extreme connecting bonding moment with her yet... it makes me sound like a horrible mom. I think it has a lot to do with so many changes in my life right now. For the longest time it has been just Bren and I at home. Now it's Avery and Bren... and as horrible as it sounds, I struggle with missing it being just him and me. Some of you may think that sounds horrible... then maybe some of you with more than one child will get exactly what I am saying. I don't get the time to spend with him like I used to. Every waking moment goes to Avery. So far Bren has handled it quite well.
My recovery has been a bit much. You may remember me saying that I was going to get a tubal after Avery came. I followed through on that, and it added a bit of recovery time. I JUST started feeling a bit like my old self 3 days ago. Women who get these during a C section don't tend to notice the recovery from a tubal... but when you have a typical delivery it's an added incision and some added pain and discomfort. It's been a challenge, but I am better... I was actually able to clean my house today. Dave took the kids to see his grandpa and I stayed home and got so much done. I feel so good about it.
Weight. I was really sad because Avery weighed 8lbs 8oz at birth... the rest of the junk that comes out with her weighs about 5 lbs total... I weighed 173 when I went in to deliver her... Got home on the following Sunday made the mistake of weighing myself... 167... yeah... how do you figure that? UGH! However... in between Sunday and today I have shed a lot of water weight because I am currently at 155. Not bad. My stomach is slowly looking less and less pregnant and I hopefully can keep losing. Goal weight is 125. So. Let's see if I can get there. If I have the time between school and baby I will post some on it.
I registered my classes and I am scared out of my wits to start school January 17!
That's about all. Here are some 1 week pictures of my Avery girl.