i'm sick, too - started feeling bad a half a day after z started showing symptoms, and today, j announced he feels sick, too. our first shared family illness. how fun. it's miserable. i already didn't feel so hot from the c-section, and now i have this pulling me down. i've been trying to sleep when z sleeps, but this afternoon i just had too much to do. z has been sleeping for the past few hours, and i know this night is going to be hell. yay.
i did get to take a long shower today - i finally removed the steri-strips that were on my incision. i had permission to remove them as of last tuesday, but i was too scared - incisions & such make me very squeamish, so i didn't build up the courage until today. i had another realization in the shower - i can now shave my left leg again with my right hand. not too long ago, my belly was so big that i had to do the left leg with the left hand... little baby steps to getting back to normal size. i haven't lost all of the weight - i still have a belly.
one weird result of having had a c-section (i think) is that the last two fingers on my hands go numb while sleeping (for more than 10 min). another friend of mine said this happened to her. i have no idea how long it will last. i'm still sore in random parts of my body - no bruises, but those spots sure feel bruised. this recovery thing is not easy. i wish i had my energy back. i've had butter sitting on the counter for a few days, waiting for me to turn it into peanut butter cookies & apple crisp topping. perhaps someday. i took it out before i knew i was getting sick... at least i managed to get some laundry done. i haven't done any laundry (except for diaper wipes & covers) since before the c-section, which wasn't a huge deal, as i've been living in a robe & pajamas, for the most part. however, it'll be nice to have clean long sleeved t-shirts for those few times when i have to go out in public. i just wonder how long it'll take me to put the clothes away.
we've finally let the cats into the guest room. before, we'd always keep the door shut, trying to keep one part of the house cat-free. it now seems unnecessary, or at least too much of a pain to continue. the room was getting way too moist with the humidifier running, and i was worried about mold growing, so it's now newfound territory for the cats. they're excited about it.