Tuesday, May 29, 2007

What "They" don't tell you....







.... that recovery is hard. for me it might be harder then the labor. well they don't give you and epidural for the recovery part. i do feel good. put no one told me about "using the bathroom" after having a v-birth (i won't use the real word for the male audience, but lets face it we all came from the same place). that was the worst day ever for me. we have come out on the other side though and we are good. i could not have done it without the help of my mom who sat with BellaRose all day and for Becky who i got out of bed to come to my house. thank you all. it is so weird to have a day like that and then you come out and see this sweet little baby and i hold nothing against her or wish that we had never had a baby. the pain is nothing compared to the joy we have in this sweet bundle of joy. my mom has been a life saver for me. she has burped her and changed her diaper, cleaned the house. it has been amazing. thank you also to all our loving friends who want to come and hang out. again we will never be able to tell you how much you mean to us. my sister, kelly, came up yesterday while my mom went back to greenville for the day. it was so wonderful to hang out with her. thank you for lunch and the drive up here and back.
we went for her one week check-up yesterday and she is already passed her birthweight. she is 8lbs 12.5 oz. she is so cute and chubby. that was our first outing and i think that it went pretty smoothly. i was pretty nervous about it. she is not the biggest fan of the carseat right now. she looks so tiny in it and scrunched up.
well much more to come. just trying to figure out this whole mommy thing.
we love you.

14 comments:

Becky and Jeremiah Swann said...

Oh she is already growing! I was thinking she looks more grown-up in that picture :) I might just have to steal her and call her my own, we will live across the street and I will call her Stella Lilac and non will be the wiser!

Jessica, Myron and Rylie said...

Oh sweet sunday.
Recovery is the part no one can prepare you for. I maynot have had the same "problem" you experianced but was so sonsumed by preparing for labor that I dint think about preparing for recovery. Man, it was tough and unfortunatly..... five months later.....sometimes still is.

Your absoulty right though. I actually just the other night was thinking the same thing. Rylie was up until midnight, then aagain at 3, then again at 5:30. I was tired and cranky but took one look at her and knew it wasnt her fault, she couldn't help it, I could not be mad at her in anyway.

It only gets better as they get older!

Shanna, Adam and Gracen said...

You'll soon forget the pain of recovery along with the pain of labor. (I think recovery was FAR worse than labor) And then you'll want to do it all again!

That is a gorgeous baby you have there! Gracen keeps poking her on the computer screen and saying "eh-dah, eh-dah." I think that's how she says BellaRose.

And if you start having a crazy urge to cry for absolutely no reason, even though you know you're blissfully happy and fulfilled, just go ahead and do it. I think you're supposed to, for some lovely, crazy hormonal reason.

Jessica, Myron and Rylie said...

agreed!

sunday said...

oh shanna that is so good to hear b/c i have that urge a lot!!

Dan, Annie, Will, Sadie and Mocha said...

Shanna you got it right.
Dan found me crying in our closet in a pile full of dirty laundry over how much Will was spitting up.
Now in retrospect I wish I could have seen how healthy and happy he was and that the spit up was very small in comparison.
I love watching the change in our hearts with children. It truly is a miracle to go through and to see.
The fact that we make throught he labor and the recovery and then we have to go through the teenage years, I think that might be worse than both.

KatieKate said...

Yes- you go ahead and cry. Cry cry cry.

And take your time. You will know what to do...and you have plenty of time to figure it out.

You're going a great job!!! I know Worth and Annie and Becky and everyone is taking good care of you.

Heidi and Richard King said...

I can't agree more. Those precious, very vulnerable, weeks after her birth is like no other I have ever experienced. It is such a roller coaster of emotions and physical sacrifice...and pain...overshadowed by such a delicate love and vulnerability. I think that my "need" for Richard and reliance on him brought us together closer than ever. Life does become more stable, and the spit-up more predictable, but hold on to these moments because they are fleeting!

Courtney said...

Sunday! I'm so excited for you and you seem to be embracing motherhood very well! I can't wait to see you and BellaRose and Worth and the dogs near the end of June!! I'm praying and watching her grow up from GA! Love you!

COURTNEY said...

SHE IS SO PERFECT... I LOVE THAT FIRST PICTURE OF HER!

sunday said...

man all of you are the best and so encouraging. thank you so much. it is such a wild time in life. we took our first outing by ourselves today and it went really well. we went to take worth lunch at his job and then i hung out for awhile there. it was very nice. thank you all for loving me and my family and encouraging me in all this. it helps for me to know that i am not alone!

The Boe's ~ said...

Congratulations Sunday. She is so beautiful and I couldn't believe how big she was when you had her, you were so small looking, all baby girl! Hang in there with recovery, I"m in the same boat right now and am having a hard time--- Not over yet for me, nothing they give me seems to be working--aghhh..oh well, they sure are worth it. I'm glad you are feeling better. Enjoy this stage b/c if flies by--your a great mom and it all just comes so naturally! congrats again!~Heather

Lizza said...

SUNDAY!!! CONGRATULATIONS! She is so gorgeous. I can't wait to meet her this August. Lots of love to the three of you... ~ Lizza

Cassidy said...

Sunday,
Congrats! BellaRose is beautiful! I can't wait to meet her! She is getting so big..... already! Wow! I will talk to you soon!