Home at last.

Exhausted beyond comprehension.

Problems with breastfeeding and some weight loss.

A few photos up at Flickr. Not great quality — a hospital isn’t the best setting. Don’t know when I’ll take more or upload more. Responded to contact friend requests.

Pain from incision. Hormonal.

She is our beautiful pixie and the most amazing, miraculous event of our lives. Yes, a person can be an event.

I am in awe of her.

And in love with her.

Thanks for all the well wishes.


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8 Comments on “Surfacing”

  1. Imelda / GreenishLady Says:

    So glad you are home with your beautiful daughter. Yes, it will be a roller-coaster in many ways. Wishing you every good thing in these days.

  2. gerry rosser Says:

    I am so happy for you. The discomfort will go away.
    Reading your posts about the baby, and remembering when my little granddaughter (now 5!) came along, I get choked up. I have become a sucker for the little ones.
    Our part-time housekeeper brings her new baby with her to our house, with our complete permission and welcome. We pick her up when she’s fussy, walk her about in the beautiful world outside, and just generally get a kick out of her. She’s a couple of months old or so. So alert and beautiful.
    Enjoy these days, they’ll go too fast, but many more wonderful days will follow them.

  3. Diana Says:

    Kathryn, I had two C-sections and I had every breastfeeding problem in the book (but still nursed each one for the first year), so feel free to email with any questions, ok? I remember feeling like all the books were wrong and also like everyone else was able to just deal and do everything while I was struggling. If you get to feeling like that – ask everyone you can think of for input.

  4. leah Says:

    she’s a beauty. get some rest and enjoy every little moment. xoxox

  5. Fran aka Redondowriter Says:

    One of my DILs also had C section (and preemies) so she was pumping until each came home as she did want to breast feed once they came home and were developed enough to suck.

    I hope you start feeling better soon. I went to Flickr, but I didn’t see anything past your pin-up in your bathing suit.

    I think you are coming home today or tomorrow, as I recall. Thinking of you.

  6. Fran aka Redondowriter Says:

    Oh, Kathryn, she is absolutely precious–very beautiful coloring and I predict that she is an old soul. Thanks so much for sharing the Flickr photos. You also look radiant in spite of the pain you must have been in.

  7. Shirl Says:

    Welcome back! If we don’t see you as often here, we’ll know you’re with your treasure!

  8. donna Says:

    Don’t lift things. Let dad do it. Feed the baby, nap. Night night!