So yesterday was her four week checkup. It went so well! She is gaining a lot, averaging 1.5oz per day. At her 2 week checkup she was 9lbs 1oz, now she is 10 lbs 8oz!!! She also had a hearing test with an audiologist in the morning. It was a really involved test lasting two hours because she failed two different hearing screens in the hospital. Luckily it all came out great and she hears perfectly in both ears. We also had a quick checkup with our GP so he could meet her, since he will take over her care after our final midwife checkup at 6 weeks. Lots of appointments, but she held up well
Also, at my midwife appointment I was advised to go back on my pain meds (600mg ibuprofen and 2 extra strength Tylenol every 4-6 hours) and slow down AGAIN. I am so FED UP with my recovery!!!!!! I know I had awful tears (3rd degree ones as I found out) plus an episiotomy. But I thought I would be much better now. She took a look at things and healing is going very well but there are some spots that are irritated just from over exertion and that is why I have been feeling an increase in pain again. I am sick and tired of having to sit around and be n so much pain and relying on pain meds. I also got a prescription for the mini pill (as if I will ever be ready for THAT again.......!!) anyone else taking it or taken it before? Do you like it? I probably won't start it for a few more weeks yet.