So I had a cesarean section ten days ago. As a refresher, I had to have a c-section this time around because the emergency c-section I had for Madeline was a classical cut and blah blah medical jargon a repeat cesarean was necessary. So you’d think, since I’ve known ever since the day Madeline was born that I’d have c-sections for all my repeat pregnancies, that I would have been a LITTLE more mentally prepared for this round. But, no. I lived in a nice little bubble of denial.
Flash to the day Annabel was born. I found myself laying on the operating table not entirely sure what the hell had happened because I’d lost consciousness, and suddenly I was getting a catheter before my anesthesia (DO! NOT! RECOMMEND!), extra IVs placed because I was a “bleeding and crash risk,” OH and I had to get numbing medicine shot into my spinal column – and my husband wasn’t in the room with me to hold my hand. So instead I crushed the hand of a second year resident. I hope she wasn’t in charge of cutting anything important. I could feel a little bit of a panic coming on, you know, OH MY GOD I’M ABOUT TO HAVE MY INSIDES ON THE OUTSIDE! But then Mike came in and the surgery started and that was that. So I think my denial bubble was a nice place to be.
However. Instead of preparing for the surgery, I really should have been preparing for the recovery. My recovery period after Madeline’s birth was a joke – I never took it easy, I spent all day in the NICU at her bedside, and I ran on adrenaline. I blocked out a lot of the physical pain I felt because the emotional pain was much larger. I really had no idea what to expect this time around. And, so far it’s been alright. I am super sore – my skin just aches (but no stretch marks!!) and my incision is sensitive. My back is killing me and I won’t even get started on my boobs. But honestly, it hasn’t been that bad. I’ve been resting as much as I can. My mom and Mike have been helping me immensely with Annabel. It’s been a very good recovery so far.
But I know you’re thinking, “Heather, you said you’d take post-baby pictures of your belly!” And I am true to my word.
I am distracting you from my belly with the cute baby
Considering how gigantic my belly was ten days ago, I am satisfied with how much it’s gone down. I did the Snoopy dance (you know, nose in the air) when I weighed myself for the first time after giving birth. I felt like I was on The Biggest Loser! I don’t care if the majority of that was baby – how often does a person lose double digits in a week? But then I had a humbling experience. You see, I had to switch off the big mesh panties the hospital gives postpartum women because I was so itchy from the c-section drugs. I had my mom pick me up some underwear at Target and…holy crap it’s humongous.
again using the baby to distract you
If you have a keen eye you might have noticed that I had to do some, um, adjusting to the waist band.
The shame! Except not really. My adjusted undies are super comfy.
And now I will cleanse your palate with a baby picture!
Heather, there are no words for a comment on this post….except maybe I’m glad your undies are super comfy…
I’m just glad you distracted with Annabel. She’s beautiful!!
.-= Sidnie´s last blog ..three.years.old. =-.
Sarah in Oz says:
Love the baby-decoy! She’s so precious and perfect.
‘Love’ and ‘congratulations’ don’t even come close…
Lmao at the snoopy dance and at the distracting baby pictures. Although I think the B I G pants may have put my husband off procreating, if there is remote possibility of me in them! M xx
.-= Maddie´s last blog ..Re-reading an old favourite =-.
Laughing my head off over here too! Amazed that Annie is as big as the panties But hey, have been there and done that and lived to tell the tale of normal sized undies again.
I am amazed at how slim the rest of you is!
Loving the baby and family updates and happy to hear you have Mike and your Mom helping out so much. All good!
Katy Belle says:
Am I first??? Wow! I guess its cheating since I live far, far away and its nearly noon here…but middle of the night for USA..
Anyway!!! So glad you are back Heather! You and that distracting baby girl are both GORGEOUS! Now we need a story about the staples…or were you trying to foget??
Annabel is so adorable! I love, love the name!
You’re looking great, too! Despite the granny panties! Comfort first. Always. lol
.-= InDueTime´s last blog ..Shoeless Kid =-.
You did well with the last cleansing photo – what a precious baby! She looks so much like Mike
Also? So glad you’re truthful – you’re awesome!
you are too funny my friend. And also gorgeous, so MEH! ha ha ha (says your childless friend)
Lunch soon- I need to shnuggle Annie!
Anabel is so beautiful!! Love that last picture. I miss your posts on the weekends! You really look great and I’m sure the tummy will be down soon.
Sorry, I spelled Annabel wrong!! It’s the middle of the night so I’m kinda out of it. I got up to get some water and had to see if you had posted yet!
I was completely distracted by the adorable baby! Congrats on double digit loss, you look great!
Kate @ UpsideBackwards says:
Comfort, comfort, comfort. A happy mum is the most important ingredient for a happy babe, and you can’t be happy with your knickers in a bunch! I loooove that they are purple! You and Annabel both look totally gorgeous. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
.-= Kate @ UpsideBackwards´s last blog ..Prince Charming =-.
This post is FANTASTIC! Motherhood: fantastic, beautiful, humbling, massive underpants. I love it! I’ve also SO been there!
I also want to say that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that you’re on the West Coast like I am because of what time your blog generally posts since I’m usually up working, toiling, slaving away myself. Something new to read before I go to sleep!
.-= Jessalee´s last blog ..Sunday, Sunny Sunday =-.
Those are fancy! And purple. … You look fantastic! I’m glad Mike was with you for Annabel’s delivery. And I hope you continue to recover nicely. She is absolutely adorable.
OMG she is gorgeous! I know you know that, since you look at her all day, but all I get are these pix and OMG! Gorgeous!
PS, if you have to have giant undies, they may as well be purple. Purple makes everything more fun.
Love the picture of undies and baby together! She’s just as cute as ever, still looking like her Daddy, but I can see a bit of Maddie in there too
.-= Kerri´s last blog ..gratitude =-.
Awww, granny panties FTW!
She is the embodiment of perfection. And you? You look amazing!! Still jealous over the no stretch mark thing! I hope you are feeling better soon!
.-= Kellee´s last blog ..Seasoning the Homeless =-.
That little armful of gorgeous girl is way worth all the discomfort.
Annabel is soo adorable, love the pink! I hope you start to feel a lot better soon! You look great by the way.
Karen NZ says:
Annabel is beautiful, and you are looking wonderful! Congratulations to you and Mike!
Also thanks for the honesty, I’d rather know whats ahead to give myself time to prepare!
The photo of Annabel next to the undies is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen!
She’s is so freakin’ cute!!! And you look amazing
.-= Noelle´s last blog ..Active doodie =-.
I adore the photo of the big pants and tiny baby! How funny!
Annie really is gorgeous though. And glad to hear that you’re healing well though.
.-= pixielation´s last blog ..The one about baths, bums and hickies =-.
I totally understand about the whole thing of the belly not going down fast enough.
When I had Jackson I was staying a hotel across the street from the hospital so I could go back and forth from the NICU.
One day as I was walking through the lobby, a girl at the front desk said…I bet you’re going to have that baby any day now!
I smiled and said you’re right…I’m going to see him right now.
I think she was pretty much mortified.
You look beautiful….and Annabel is divine.
P.S. Love the purple undees.
.-= Haley´s last blog ..Co-Sleepers by accident =-.
Awesome. You and Annabel look fabulous.
Cute undies. Comfort is key! ;P
Girl With Curious Hair says:
Heather you look lovely! And how gorgeous is Annabel? Consider out palate’s duly cleansed.
.-= Girl With Curious Hair´s last blog ..February Resolutions =-.
Mary Jo says:
What undies? I only saw a baby in these pictures.
She is gorgeous!
.-= Mary Jo´s last blog ..Shocker =-.
Weeeell, at least they’re purple and sparkly. Both you and Annabel look wonderful
.-= Sarah´s last blog ..Better =-.
*grin* That picture of Annabel next to your new undies is hilarious!!
She’s such a precious little girl!
Glad your recovery is going better than your pre-surgery scare…
And yep, c-section recovery in the NICU was a “breeze”… No time to even think about feeling any physical pain. Surgery? Who…? Me? But as you well know, anyone who’s ever been there would trade that instantly for 6 weeks of pain and the biggest granny pants in the world as long as they get to take their little one home. So good on you!
.-= Mijke´s last blog ..29 weeks and counting… =-.
Love the baby distraction. She is stunningly beautiful- I keep thinking her lips look like those pictures that are in b&w with just one highlighting color somewhere in the photo? ( I am sure that style has a name).
Did they give you a belly binder? They gave me one at the hospital after my c-section and it really helped me feel like my insides weren’t going to fall out on the floor. I loved that thing. You are probably past that point already, but it still might feel good.
.-= MamaSeoul´s last blog ..Views from the Plane =-.
Lynn from For Love or Funny says:
Heather, you’re beautiful! I’m so glad you’re having a smooth recovery. Keep resting and cuddling with Annie!
.-= Lynn from For Love or Funny´s last blog ..She’s having a stick-gasm =-.
You are hilarious.
xo frm CT,
.-= amanda´s last blog ..easy like Sunday morning =-.
You are gorgeous, Heather. I mean it. Annie’s beautiful as well. I wish I could hold her.
Every woman needs comfortable panties,for sure, and just looking at that gorgeous Annabel; you can sure see it was more than worth having enormous undies!!LOL
You look great! And I’m glad you’re having a relatively good recovery.
It’s funny, I wasn’t sure whether the babies would look alike, but then I saw the crying bath pictures of Annabel and her pissed face is just like Maddie’s. It warmed my heart.
.-= Christine´s last blog ..An early Christmas gift: My embarrassing confession. =-.
OMG…That made me laugh right out loud! You are sooo funny….I think YOU should be my best friends! ha ha
No worries about the big undie thing. Annie was a beautiful distraction as was your wonderful smile! Besides, I say..”You gotta do, whatcha you gotta do” so snip away girlfriend or hell, “run free” if that makes you feel better!!!
Either way, you ‘re now the proud owner of the “MAGIC BELLY OF HONOUR” – one only another panty snippin mama would know. And although at times, having such an honour being bestowed upon your body can be, well… a little…. humbling, I really must honestly say Heather…..YOU WEAR IT WELL and ya know what Sistah? YOU JUST CAN’T ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE THAN THAT!!!
Thanks for sharing your baby, tummy and well, yes even your now famous extrodanary undies…no shame…we’re all friends here or dare I even say a cyber family?!
You make me smile every day… and between a healthy little beautiful Annie and that????? Well…I just couldn’t be more thankful!!!
She was SO worth wearing Granny pants!!!
Moosh in Indy. says:
Who am I to talk? My underpants are still bigger than my five year old.
This is hilarious, and you look fantastic, big panties and all.
.-= Melissa´s last blog ..I want her to be smart, but I might have to settle for “smartass” =-.
Look at your smile, your eyes as you hold that sweet bundle. I can feel your joy and love just looking at that first picture. Congratulations to your family as you fall face first into sweet Annabel love.
Oh my gosh. I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about the arrival of a baby, certainly not one I wasn’t going to get to meet. Annie is adorable and I LOVE her name! The last picture you can really see the resemblance between her and her big sister. Both beautiful girls.
Teehee, that’s a funny picture of Annabel next to the undies. Comfortable post-op underwear is a must, no matter how large! You look great, and so does your sweet baby.
.-= Lora´s last blog ..A Sampling Of Pictures And Small Stories =-.
Heather you look great! And, Annabelis simply adorable! Looks like she likes to sleep. I hope so!
Breastfeeding with my first was horrific!!! I used these gel pads that were awesome. http://www.playtexbaby.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?id=1005
They give temporary relief but so worth it! Ahhh! Maybe they will work with you. My second lactation consultant found that Jake had a tricky latch and suggested nipple shields – which I know most don’t like to recommend. But, they made a huge difference and I even used them for a short time with my second son.
It’s such an amazing experience but the beginning pain sure sucks!
Hope you are feeling better soon.
Mary Ann says:
OMG that is so funny. I would take that belly anyday if it meant I would wind up with a gorgeous baby like Annie. I love your pictures!
Ha ha. The side-by-side of undies and Annie made me laugh out loud! Seriously, though, you look gorgeous. Your hair looks amazing and you can see in your face how thin you are. You’ll lose the rest of that weight in no time! And even if you don’t, you still look awesome!
Annabel is so beautiful… well worth the granny pants!! You look great!
you are too funny and Annie is so beautiful! thank you for sharing.
Hiarious, the second picture! And you both look beautiful.
Alexandra :) says:
The cute baby was way too big of a distraction!
I hope you recover soon!
Jenny @ http://motherlawyercrazywoman.blogspot.com/ says:
Hot underwear! LOL! Looking good!
.-= Jenny @ http://motherlawyercrazywoman.blogspot.com/´s last blog ..Happy February 1st =-.
haha! Glad that you are feeling well!
Big bloomers and a beautiful baby….this is a post that covers ALL the bases! Hope you’re feeling well and getting some rest…you look fantastic.
Hugs to you all!
designHer Momma says:
ah yes, the gigantic parachute panties. I keep mine well after postpartum and still slip into them every now and again. Mostly when I’m ticked at my husband and want to give him a clear message.
.-= designHer Momma´s last blog ..Grandmomma in the hizzouse! =-.
Mary @ Holy Mackerel says:
The cute-baby-beside-the-bigness is a very good maneuvre! I’ll have to remember that!
So glad things are going well! And yes, little Annie is the cutest little bean.
.-= Mary @ Holy Mackerel´s last blog ..Porn In 3-D?! Wait ‘Til Mr. Handsome Sees What He’s Missing! =-.
It’s funny how a baby can distract you from the pain and discomfort of recovery. I hardly remember the recovery from my c-section…I do however remember my boobs hurting. You look fantastic!
.-= charlane´s last blog ..The Stats =-.
Baby decoy worked I did not see anything buy cute baby and gorgeous mama!
.-= Julia´s last blog ..Colic in an infant ~ Tip from me =-.
I have siletntly been folling your story for a little while now. I’m so happy to see such a healthy, beautiful baby. I wish you the best and have kept you in my prayers.
Sorry for the terrible spelling, I’m not usually that bad!
You look great -almost like you still have that pregnancy glow! I hope the soreness eases soon. At least you have that scrumptious little girl to look at, hopefully that helps ease the discomfort! Annabel is a gorgeous baby. Is she as easy she is beautiful? Congratulations!
.-= Mary´s last blog ..Routine =-.
Glad your feeling better, your both beautiful!
Ms. Moon says:
You are stunningly beautiful. And so is that baby.
.-= Ms. Moon´s last blog ..Sunday Night At The Moon Residence =-.
Any mom can relate to all of this! You look great and its all about comfort, so bring on the granny panties!!
.-= Java´s last blog ..Engagement Photos! =-.
VERY glad to hear you’re taking it easy!! It does suck to be blissfully unaware! Damn reality…
I’m so glad you have such a healthy and unbelievably beautiful baby at home with you for recovery.
.-= Jess´s last blog ..#31/#365 =-.
I think you look fan-tabulous! And, by the way, those panties your mom bought have some razzle dazzle to them so despite the size and coverage, she did good! I was wearing the gross white grandma panties that could fit my entire neighborhood!
Love, happiness, joy, laughter and never-ending blessings to you, Mike, Annabel and your families!!
Jen in Maryland says:
I love to start my day off with a laugh! Annabel is a beauty and so is her Mommy! You look wonderful and I love your honesty. I threw out all my pregnancy/post-pregnancy undies once i could fit into my regular sized ones Love and happiness to the Spohr Family!!
Ah, you look great! Love the panties shot! So, so, so happy for you all!
.-= Deborah´s last blog ..Amy Carson Photography =-.
I think you look Pretty considering what all you have been threw. And Annie is so adorable and still looking like her daddy. loved the pictures.
Annabel is very cute. My son must think so he won’t let me click away from the page he keeps saying “where did baby go”
Congratulations on your healthy baby girl:)
Man, that is one seriously beautiful baby…
Awwww, DUDE. Totally remember those days. I feel for you.
One of my twins was taken to a hospital two hours away from the hospital where the twins were born.
My dad would pick me up at the hospital here, and I’d hold a pillow over the incision for the drive. Really helped with the pain from the bumps.
And, you’re right: you do block out a lot when you’re dealing with the NICU. I remember the director looking at me like I had twelve heads because I walked up to see my baby. She had a wheel chair waiting for me when I left.
I’m sorry. Did this say “submit comment” or “submit personal life esssay?” Sorry.
.-= Sarah´s last blog ..Kaput computer =-.
Karen Chatters says:
Holy crap!!! Those are some monstrous panties. I don’t even know if you can call them “panties,” they’re too big and not really lady like enough to be called that.
Annabel, however, is all kinds of dainty, lady like and adorable. Congratulations!!
.-= Karen Chatters´s last blog ..Is it better to look good or feel good? =-.
Shannon Kieta says:
I bet you guys stare at her ALL day long! She is sooo beautiful! Good job guys! I
Dude you are a skinny mini (did I spell that right?)
Once the tummy goes down, it will be smooth sailing my friend. I still have some maternity underwear that I wear today when I am home. Don’t judge.
.-= maya´s last blog ..Meet the Newest Member of My Family =-.
She is the cutest “distraction” I have ever seen!
I am sure you won’t need those panties for long – just makes me think of Bridget’s Jones Diary.
.-= Teri´s last blog ..noise =-.
You look radiant my friend. And the panties are hysterical! U have made my morning! BRRR, a lovely 36 degrees in Charleston, SC !
.-= Deidre´s last blog ..End The Funeral With A Wedding =-.
Oh,my goodness. What a sweet baby.
I’d spent hours just staring..nothing else…
Gotta love those post-delivery undies! I still have some floating around that I’ll need to dig out again in May when I deliver. They are super comfortable. You look fantastic!
Jen L. says:
You crack me up! I remember getting undressed as I checked in to deliver Dean and looking down at the undies I’d just taken off and gasping. And honey, I wore my maternity panties for almost an entire year after he was born, so you’re already way ahead by buying pretty new ones!
That is a beautiful girl you’ve got there! Everyone’s lookin’ good.
.-= Jen L.´s last blog ..Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright =-.
Katie C. says:
You and the baby look gorgeous!!!!
Never underestimate the comfiness of granny panties!!!!
Holy Moley! She looks like Mike!!
Glad everyone is doing well.
I’m pretty sure you were trying to show me something in those pictures…but all I saw was OMG the cutest most precious baby girl EVAH!!! I could just eat her up in that last photo.
.-= AmazingGreis´s last blog ..Emotions; Part 2 – The Spohrs =-.
The baby decoy is perfect, esp. in the undies pic.
I noticed someone else brought up the belly binder, I had one with both of my c-sections and it is awesome. I wore it all the time and it really helped my stomach shrink down fast, it also helped with laughing and sneezing, ouch.
Heather, you look absolutely gorgeous in that picture!
Oh God, I remember making the switch from my mesh c-section undies to what I now refer to as my “nightmare undies”. They were HUGE. I felt like such a whale for having to wear them! I actually have held onto them, since I do not want to have to experience the shame of standing in line to purchase that type of underwear again. I felt like Gwyneth Paltrow’s character in Shallow Hal, when Jack Black’s character sees her holding up a humongous pair of briefs and asks her if she’s planning on making a parachute!
Shannon Olgin says:
Wow! You really look great. Annabelle is gorgeous and your stomach will continue to shrink and be gone before you know it. Congratulations!!
You are glowing and beautiful…Annie gorgeous as well
I am dreading my c-section recovery. I too, ran on adrenaline after my daughter was born, I pushed myself a little too hard several times. And I kept some of my giant undies after my last c-section, I hate them, but they are soooo comfy when you really need them!
Annabel is such a cutie patootie!
.-= Lindsay´s last blog ..Scary Stuff =-.
You both are beautiful!
How funny about the underware. My sister had a c-section a few years ago and my mom and I did the same thing ran to target to get her underware. When we gave them to her we all were laughing about how big they were. But guess what they fit and she loved them. She is getting ready for c-section #2 and already got the underware out and ready to go!!!
BTW you look great and Annabel is soooo pretty
I feel your pain. After my c-sec I was so swollen for weeks that I couldn’t even fit into my pregnancy clothes!
And comfy granny panties are the best after a c-sec.
The things we do for our kids.
Oh, and Annie is NOM NOM NOM cute. Can’t wait to NOM on her in person at BlogHer. Remember – I called dibs on holding her! lol
.-= PrincessJenn´s last blog ..Follow Friday – When I Grow Up =-.
Good Job! I was totally distracted by the baby and not at all terrified by my impending c-section in July… yikes. lol. Enjoy that beautiful baby!
.-= Tiara´s last blog ..Step I: Turn on the Camera =-.
You look fantastic, Heather! And Annabel is simply delicious. What a beauty.
Rock those granny panties Mama This is the one time in our young adult lives when we mamas can get away with wearing those great big undies.
You look great, and Annabel gets more adorable with every pictures I think.
Love and hugs to all of you.
.-= Lisa´s last blog ..Up Close and Personal With a Hippo =-.
Melissa in TN says:
In that last picture, I think she looks just like her daddy!
I had the catheter before anesthesia with my first. That was awful! I have no idea why they would do something like that to anyone if there’s a way around it!!! That was the worst part of the whole delivery. Well, that and the itching!!!!
It will be so much fun to throw those panties away one of these days! I’m sure it won’t take long.
Congratulations again! She is such a beauty.
nic @mybottlesup says:
your smile is beautiful and contagious.
.-= nic @mybottlesup´s last blog ..i’m taking prenatal vitamins to make my skin stop breaking out and i broke our vacuum =-.
Annie looks like her daddy in that sleeping shot at the end!
.-= middle-aged-woman´s last blog ..Meet Jasper =-.
You look fantastic. 10 days after having a baby I couldn’t even take a photo, much less take lots of photos and write up a post. And you don’t look sleep deprived at all! The baby decoy is genius – btw, she is so beautiful.
.-= K-Line´s last blog ..Meow =-.
Our stories are so similar Heather! I am ‘doomed’ to have c-sections for the rest of my pregnancies as well for the same exact reason as you. Both of my recoveries were fairly easy but I would say my first one was harder but I think that’s because I was dealing with emotional trauma as well. Try to take it easy until you’re feeling well. I learned the hard way, not to overdue it too soon. Two days after my second c-section I walked around Walmart for 2 hours! Boy did I regret that when I went to bed that night.
P.S. I think you look beautiful!
.-= Anjie´s last blog ..The rest of January’s pictures =-.
Trisha Vargas says:
You look great Heather!! And don’t even get me started on sweet Annie….OMG!!!!
(((HUGS))) from Florida
You are too funny, I loved that post! And Annie is SO cute!
.-= Miche´s last blog ..Three Kids =-.
cindy w says:
Ok I know I was supposed to notice the OMG-GINORMOUS purple panties, but I was too distracted by Annie’s one teeny-tiny little foot sticking out. I want to nibble those toes!
So, congrats, your distraction technique totally worked.
.-= cindy w´s last blog ..Not-so-Wordless Wednesday: Three =-.
Hilarious!!!! But soon the undies will be a thing of the past! Annie still looks so much like Mike. So precious!!!
Becky @TheRealBecks says:
LOL you’re so funny Heather. I can remember those days after both my c sections very clearly. I never want to do it again lol. SO freakin painful. I’m glad you’re resting a lot though. And the catheter minus the drugs…been there. NOT PLEASANT to say the least. Annie’s adorable as always.
Tracy I says:
Oh my gosh, that last photo of Annie is like looking at a picture of your hubby hub!
I love the photo with Annie and the underwear – super cute!
LOVE Annie next to the undies, too funny!!
I just wanted to say that I just had my 4th baby and for the first time post-partum I used something called a belly bandit. I REALLY helped my tummy shrink down faster and helped my posture while nursing etc. There are several kinds of belly binding products on the market now, I know mine made me feel more like my old self
.-= daysgoby´s last blog ..rolling my eyes at myself =-.
That baby is too cute…I guess all I can say is that purple color on your undies is a nice purple!
Congrats Heather from chilly Minnesota!!! You look great and your baby is gorgeous!!!
This post is so true and funny, made me laugh on a Monday morning Thanks…
Don’t feel bad.. I had to do the exact same thing.. I even kept a pair or 2 around for old times sake! :)) You’ll keep shrinking, and until then the little Princess is an awesome distraction!
Jess L. says:
You are my hero. Just sayin’.
Heather, you crack me up! I laughed out loud with your modified underwear. It’s a small price to pay for such a beautiful little girl though. I LOVE the last picture of her. She’s absolutely adorable!!!
You look beautiful, Heather. Really beautiful. And happy! It doesn’t matter what size the underwear are…
I think Annabell is the spitting image of her daddy!
You look terrific and that baby girl is ADORABLE. So glad all is well with you. I had 3 sections and 2 VBAC’s…. 2 sections were surprises and the last one was… well, planned. Recovery from a c-section is never going to be as easy as a vaginal birth for sure. You should ultimately bounce back quicker though. You said you were itchy from the meds?? I found out the hard way that I REALLY AM allergic to morphine. I thought I was going to rub my nose off of my face. 3 days post op and I was still itching from head to toe. I think that was worse than the incision! Kidding, but really! Nubain was my best friend at that point!
Take care, Heather. My prayers are always with you.
This was a *perfect* Monday morning, just-starting-work (well, pre-work Internet time) laugh.
Annabel is gorgeous and you have such a glow! Here’s to a speedy, mild recovery…a countdown to no more blood thinners…and more beautiful pictures of the amazing Annabel!
XOXO from GA,
OMG, Annabel looks just like her daddy! Beautiful girl.
She’s like a mini-Mike!!! Too adorable. Thanks for being real about the underwear and c-section healing. Those of us who’ve been there appreciate it. Healing from a c-section is tough. My husband would tell me that men should have babies because when you tell them to relax and heal after a c-section, they would. I came home from the hospital and did laundry while my husband cringed. lol REST!!!!
Oh, and the meds. I was itchy for 24 hours (like to the minute) and realized I was allergic to the epidural. I tried to rip my legs off. Apparently 3 doses of Benadryl is the most the hosp could do without then just telling me to deal. Hated that.
OMG I have a drawer full of undies “adjusted” in the very same way from my hysterectomy. Not nearly as pretty as yours tho. You are doing great…you look great…and I couldn’t be happier for you and Mike. And Annie! Thanks for sharing your life with us.
First I wanna say you look great! I feel like I recovered from my C-Section great but it was 6yrs ago so I don’t know how I’m going to do in May. Those panties are HUGE but look super comfy. And Annabel=Precious.
.-= Keyona´s last blog ..How I Survived The Weekend Without A Telephone =-.
You are looking great
Thanks for distracting us with the baby. I see enough big panties every day when I look into my drawers.
On a side note, I also had a catheter without my anesthesia. I totally feel your pain.
PS I see a lot of Mike in Annie
Sara Joy says:
What underwear? All I see is a really cute baby!
.-= Sara Joy´s last blog ..What Goes Up =-.
You look fantastic, big undies and all! (And they look SUPER comfy!)
Annie is so adorable!
.-= Sarcastica´s last blog ..(Almost) Fresh Faced College Students =-.
lol love the grannie panties!! Congrats on your beautiful baby girl!! You look AMAZING!!! Annie looks pretty sweet to!
Wow! You look incredible. That’s all uterus. A few more weeks and you are gonna be scrawny.Love the baby for scale pic! That really makes the undies look huge.Are you sleepy yet? She looks great. So cozy and comfy and gorgeous.
I’m seeing a heck of a lot of Mike in that sweet baby girl!
Just so long as you’re taking care of yourself!
The baby is lovely! I think she looks like her daddy, no?
.-= Catherine´s last blog ..Start Your Engines! =-.
Awesome shiny purple panties! I remember being SO itchy after my c-section, I think it was from the spinal. Eek, drove me nuts.
Love the baby decoy, she is JUST so cute. xoxo
.-= Kim´s last blog ..Times are Tough =-.
I’m sorry — were you saying something? I was distracted by the cute baby.
.-= feefifoto´s last blog ..I’ve Never =-.
Kayla N. says:
Heather, you look great! And the underwear didn’t stand a chance of getting looked at next to that gorgeous little girl of yours… so distracting! and beautiful!
Heather…you are a breath of fresh air. Annie looks a lot like Mike in that last photo. Glad you are all doing so well!
.-= Angie´s last blog ..A tutu’d Raven…and her older brother =-.
Adjusted undies will take you far in life. But your unflappable sense of humor will take you even further. Thanks for making me laugh on a Monday morning. Kisses to Annabel.
.-= Gale´s last blog ..The Friends And Family Plan =-.
You look great! I love your distracting baby pics as well. Annabel – well, she’s still adorable!
.-= Amanda´s last blog ..The Hardest 12 Steps – Step 1 =-.
Kel - rewritingkel says:
I throughly enjoyed the baby distractions. She is absolutely beautiful and precious. I hope you heal quickly. I understand the c-section post feeling, and it’s not fun.
.-= Kel – rewritingkel´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.
Michelle W says:
Couple of things, you are beautiful, Annabel is perfect, I love your humour and that last picture of Annabel – how can anyone help but feel the world is amazing when they look at her. So peaceful.
You make me laugh!!!
You just gotta love the big “granny pannies” that we have to wear after having a baby.
So! Darn! Sexy!
But it’s all about the comfort.
Annabel is simply gorgeous, and you look fabulous:)
.-= Katrina´s last blog ..Seventeen =-.
first of all she is so adorable. Secondly how courageous of you to post the reality of after baby not everyone would be so willing
Annabel is BEAUTIFUL!
After having 3 of my own, I understand the undies, you gotta be comfy!
God bless your family!
You are hilarious, beautiful and momma to a very awesome kiddo.
.-= Danielle´s last blog ..The damn thing lied to me =-.
mitzi magos says:
Shes so beautiful and even though youve heard this a million times… the spitting image of mike. You did a wonderful job heather…carrying a new baby from utero to life isnt easy but its sooo worth it.
You’re so cute! And so is Baby A. She’s a precious little thing. I laughed so hard about your undies. I saw the pictures on Flickr last night before reading this today and thought, What the heck??
In a few weeks, you’ll be swimming in those things! Take it easy and remember that you had 2 pregnancies close together and it took you 9 months to put it on, so it should take about that long to come all the way off, maybe longer if you’re nursing.
I’m sorry your C-section experience was a little bit scary at the beginning. Annie was worth it all and then some!
.-= Tara.´s last blog ..In a Fog. =-.
I was told there were photos of your belly and your lovely post partum undies… but all I see is cute baby.
.-= Colleen´s last blog ..Not quite ready for potty training. =-.
Melanie B says:
hey, it’s the battle scars of having a baby. won’t be long until you’re back to your regular undies. I had the catheter before meds too. DO NOT WANT
.-= Melanie B´s last blog ..Freaky Friday-Rape In Haiti =-.
You had my laughing so hard! Thanks
.-= jen´s last blog ..Testing =-.
Maria Delgado says:
It is AMAZING how much she looks like Mike!
I weigh more now than when I left the hospital 4 months ago…not to scare you or anything.
that baby is hum…..how can i say this….PERFECT
.-= damaris´s last blog ..today is my sad post =-.
awww…pallate cleansed!! SHe is lovely!
You both look gorgeous! I’m jealous. Congrats again!
I will never forget the recovery from my c-section. It was just dreadful.
Despite it all, you look beautiful! And that baby of yours looks like an Annie and she is super sweet!
Im glad youre still bloggin’
The fact that you took a photo of your beautiful newborn laying beside your comfyundies – on purpose – just totally made my day. (the fact that they’re purple – love it even more)
And there is something different about you in the first pic. You look…I don’t know…a bit more serene. I’ve always thought you were super pretty and you look even moreso now. Maybe the healing power of Amazing Annabel…
too funny! You look so happy.
Oh girl! You still look adoreable!
But I will say, looking back I don’t remember the pain from the C section, and you are exactly right. The emotional pain from having a preemie was much worse. I was talking about that the other day. I don’t recall any pain after surgery!
This post put the biggest smile on my face! You two look beautiful!! No matter the size of the panties
Annie looks like she’s trying to run away from the granny panties. Just a bit.
Susan (woo222) says:
You both look fantastic!!! I can’t get enough of Annabel, she is so precious! ~Susan
.-= Susan (woo222)´s last blog ..Why My Parents Failed Sex Ed. =-.
holy cow in that last pic annabel looks totally like mike!
Corinne Cooper says:
I think you look great!!! And Annabel is a doll
Expat Mom says:
I’m sad to say that I have undies that have been adjusted just like that . . . only I’m 2.75 years post-baby. Ahem.
The undies are nature’s way of keeping you from getting pregnant again too soon
Such a precious baby.
Sexy sexy underwear for sure!! LOL
.-= Vicky´s last blog ..Move =-.
And boom, all of a sudden I can see she looks like her sister!! Perfectly perfect, and absolutely gorgeous!
Now the pic of the undies and Annabel had me rolling – thanks for that!
Good god, woman, you look gorgeous! Recovery from surgery apparently suits you?
Also, Annabel looks so much like her beautiful sister in that last photo. Lovely.
Amanda M. says:
I approve of your baby distracting methods. They please me.
I’m mostly a lurker–haven’t commented forever. But I must say
1) Congratulations! So happy for you and Mike, and Annabel is gorgeous and looks just like her daddy.
2) I was inspired to comment because I just had a c-section nearly 4 weeks ago. It was my second, because my first labor failed to progress. But this time, the c-section was planned, and I didn’t have a long labor ahead of time, so had a spinal (instead of an epidural) just like you must have. And they had to put the catheter in first, too. My husband, a doctor, was even surprised. WTF? This was the most awful part of my whole childbirth experience. I feel your pain and sympathize. (Apparently, they do this because APGAR scores are higher, as the spinal anesthesia drops the mother’s blood pressure, and they don’t want to add a few extra minutes to get the catheter in with the blood pressure on the low side for the baby…) I screamed when they did it, and everyone looked at me like I was crazy.
3) I think you will feel better soon! You look great.
Katie in WI says:
Wow, you’re gorgeous, absolutely. And those undies are gigantic. Or Annie is tiny.
I loved everything about this post!
the underwear. oh my god that is some ENORMOUS UNDERWEAR. You could totally use it as a blanket for Annabel.
ps. want. to. squeeze. baby. now.
.-= ali´s last blog ..WHEN THE CAT’S AWAY… =-.
Barb Hansen says:
My eyes went to yout eyes and smile even before the beautiful Miss Annabel !
I think it’s been a long ntime since I’ve seen that true happiness in your eyes and in your smile. That’s the way it should be. Revel in the wonderfulness of your newest Angel. Maddie’s happy for Mommy , Daddy , Rigby . Annabel and the rest of the World knowing Annabel Violet is there to comfort Mommy and Daddy .
And I think purple grandma pants , altho I’m a grandmother and I DON’T have pants like those , are too funny. Maddie is really doubled over with laughter over those !
Judy Larsen says:
She’s absolutely beautiful. (Long-time lurker, first or maybe second-time commenter).
I’m beyond thrilled for all of you.
After baby, I went to the plus size section and bought panties. They were comfy so they worked. I still wear them and my youngest is almost 3………..yea, I’m just a run of the mill fat person now….oh well……
Annabel is adorable!!! She is so precious, can’t wait to see more photos of her and watch her grow!!
.-= Rebecca´s last blog ..The Sunny Sun =-.
I remember feeling the exact same way about my 2nd c-section. The recovery was so much more painful, b/c the first time I had been distracted emotionally by the medical issues my daughter had faced and all the trooping back and forth to the NICU. Just take it easy and enjoy all the loveliness of your gorgeous Annabel. You both look fantastic!!! Again, so HAPPY for you!
Love, love, LOVE that last picture of Annabel with her head on her hand. She looks a lot like Mike in that one. The adjustment on the panties made me laugh out loud. I still wear a pair of my pregnancy ones every once in awhile when I really want to feel unrestricted.
Look on the bright side…when you are done with the panties you can use them as a swaddling wrap for Annie!
All kidding aside, you look fabulous!!!!
OMG this had me cracking up! So glad you are willing to share the silly and not so flattering side of being a new mom…because it’s ALL SO TRUE!!! You look awesome and am so glad that you have lots of help!!
.-= Rachel´s last blog ..Sesame Street Live, Studious Quinn, Hamsters =-.
Heather, you crack me up! I LOVE the picture (to be clear, the one of you and Annie)! So adorable! You look as beautiful as ever!
.-= Lisa´s last blog ..The Special K Challenge =-.
funniest. post. ever.
today heather wins at teh interwebz.
Can’t stop giggling…I never would have thought to compare undies to a baby. I think I’ll start my diet “tomorrow” just in case any babies come over and I have laundry hanging around.
You look awesome! And Annabel is sooo beautiful. Can’t wait to see her when she isn’t sleeping.
That baby is GORGEOUS! She looks just like her dad (of course she would be just as gorgeous if she looked more like her mommy).
I am so happy for you two.
When do you have the time to read all these comments?! And girl, you are SKINNY after having a baby… the belly will go down soon enough, too.
Beautiful Annabel (Thankfully NOT an apple spohr)
.-= Karen´s last blog ..Two Treasures =-.
Sarah R says:
Adorable baby!!! I am in love, so I can’t even imagine how you guys must feel! Aw!!!
You look great, especially for just having that c-sec 10 days ago — plus, think of how big your belly was! I think it’ll continue to go down — in another 2 weeks, I bet it won’t even be noticeable.
I giggled at the undies! Sorry! It was the way you talked about them.
.-= Sarah R´s last blog ..37 week appointment! =-.
And what an adorable distraction she is
So funny about the granny panties!
.-= Jenn´s last blog ..A Mother’s Guilt =-.
As a momma to a nine month old, I loved this post!
You look gorgeous and you will look even more gorgeous in a couple of months.
Meanwhile bask in the love of that little marshmellow!
Annabel is beautiful!! And she did an excellent job distracting for her mommy in this post :).
.-= Alison´s last blog ..What is a Twin Good For, Anyway? =-.
Kelly Maguire says:
.-= Kelly Maguire´s last blog ..He’s parenting ME =-.
You are hysterical! Love the baby-decoy-distractor.
So glad you are up & about & and in-relatively-little pain.
Love, love, love the pix of Annie.
How much sweeter, prettier, yummy can a baby be?!
.-= Mary´s last blog ..Reading Ready =-.
Can I just say thank you for posting this?? I had a c-section last Monday and it is so incredibly reassuring to read your words because I feel like I could have written them myself (if I had any of your writing talent).
Your Annie is soooo darling! Congrats and thanks again. This post made my day.
THAT BABY IS SO SWEET!! (Me – totally distracted by SWEET BABY) (You – look awesome.)
.-= amy2boys´s last blog ..Weekly Winners – SnOMG! Edition =-.
I’m embarrassed to say those “comfy” undies of yours are my everday undies. Oh well!
You and Mike make such beautiful babies.
Lissa Lander says:
it’s so nice to read your blog and laugh!
.-= Lissa Lander´s last blog ..Custom Love to Breathe =-.
Scottish lass says:
Love it when the truth is told – warts and all.
The ‘expanded’ undies will have me smiling all day.
.-= Scottish lass´s last blog ..All The World’s A Stage. =-.
I’m so sorry that you had to ditch the net undies so soon. I swear I wore those for at least a month after my c-sect.
The pictire of Annie next to the panties is hilarious! And thank you for cleansing my palate before you were done – so very thoughtful.
Happy recovering… and if you find a way to help with the boob soreness other than time, please share… where were all those lactation books on the pain? I reread them when I was breastfeeding and still did not see where any of them mentioned the pain. It would not have deterred me from breastfeeding, but I like full, honest disclosure so I know what to expect. Luckily all my friends have me thoroughly warning them about the toe-curling, raw-skin joy that is the beginning of breast feeing Hang in there.
Allison F. says:
Annabel is just beautiful…beyond beautiful. I am so happy for you! I have been following you for quite sometime now, rarely comment, but, just had to say CONGRATS! Enjoy her!
Look on the bright side…once you go back to normal underwear you can use those as a sling shot!
Love the happiness that fills your home!! Congrats!
This post cracked me up!! Annie is so awesomely gorgeous and you look fabulous!
.-= Vera´s last blog ..Making Ready, With Hope =-.
Mama Fuss says:
You look fabulous. Especially for 1-week post-partum. And Annie is precious.
.-= Mama Fuss´s last blog ..A weird case of the Mondays =-.
Miss MVK says:
I love the undies but not as much as Annie’s heart-shaped face. Swoon!
.-= Miss MVK´s last blog ..Piglet sings =-.
Annie is SO beautiful and adorable. I could just eat her up. keep the pictures coming, please I’m loving this daily dose of cuteness.
Lindsay from Florida says:
I notice nothing in the first picture but beautiful Annie and your SMILE. Perfection all-around.
And the “Snoopy dance” made me laugh out loud.
Sara K. says:
Ahhh, how perfect and tiny and beautiful!!
You must tell us…were the staples as bad as you had anticipated?!
.-= Sara K.´s last blog ..Emotional and Busy Week =-.
Susan @ inappropriatesue says:
Don’t knock the super big undies! I took them to the hospital b/c w/ my first c the hospital ones were soo uncomfortable. I loved, btw, how you “distracted” us with the baby. You look beautiful and so does baby Annie! Congrats again
.-= Susan @ inappropriatesue´s last blog ..The F Word =-.
Okay you look freaking fantastic!!!
Annabel is so beautiful. I love when babies curl into a little baby ball of cuteness!!!
Two kids and two and a half years later I still don’t have comfy underroos
Gald you found some
You look great and Annabel is just adorable! At least you have some silk undies they bugged me so bad after I had to have true granny style in cotton!
.-= Nichol´s last blog ..Allergic To Sitting Still? =-.
rachel cortest says:
OMG LMAO That was the funniest post ever. My pregnant daughter is here and she was cracking up also. I LOVE it. It made my day.
But again, little baby girl is picture perfect and makes me want to hold a baby, preferably yours, but since I am living in Oklahoma which has become Siberia, I do not see me stopping by. Hugs to all of you,
what a cute post…so glad to find your blog…
.-= Teresa´s last blog ..YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE =-.
Wow, she’s gorgeous…and also, I have also had the catheter without being asleep first and yes — OUCH.
you should buy some maternity underwear! I wore mine for the first few weeks after I had JonJon.
Annie is adorable as ever and you guys all look so very happy!!!
.-= Heather´s last blog ..Not me Monday =-.
Amy S. says:
HILARIOUS! You speak the truth and without shame. We don’t all go right back into our size 5 panties a week after getting birth. Thanks for being so honest. Anyhoo, I think you look great! And I think you look happy!
It’s probably little consolation to you but your adjusted underwears are the kind (and size) of my “sexy” underwears. My “every day” underwears are cotton jockey high cuts—equally big, even more horrifying to most people.
Get well soon. The baby is looking more and more like Mike! She is so cute! It’s neat to be able to see her little legs and feet and toes already. I guess that’s a California baby! Here in chicago, our new babies say “more swaddling! more blankets! tighter!”
Annabel you are so cute. xxoo
Heather, you look beautiful and that smile. Love it! So glad the baby is doing good she is BEAUTIFUL:). Take care of yourself.
Is it wrong that the undies made me giggle! The baby distraction is perfect though…absolutely adorable.
.-= Amanda´s last blog ..That’s One Screwed Up Idea =-.
she looks just like Mike!!
I’ve been following your story for awhile and it’s really wonderful to see you guys so happy. Btw, you look awesome and even though the post-partum recovery is a doozy.. it’s an incredible time and you should be so proud of what your amazing body went through!
.-= Karen´s last blog ..teamkaren: @bluelilyphoto Feb 10. Happy birthday month! =-.
Is she a clone of Mike or am I imagining?! And you look great!
You all look amazing! Including Rigby:)
Amanda/Baby A says:
Hey comfy underwear are comfy underwear. And comfy underwear is very important! Plus that baby is just so darn cute that your purple panties are just background noise to me =)
You really look amazing in that picture. You are glowing! Annabel is such a sweetie! So far she looks a lot like Mike! I am so happy for you.
I wish you a speedy healing. I never had a C Section but did have 2 natural vaginal births which totally f&^%-ed up my netherland parts. At least you don’t have to sit on your incision area all day!
Also beautiful Annabel has a perfect-shaped head- not like my babies whose cone-heads made them good candidates for the Saturday Night Live skit.
Little Annabel looks like a little Mike. She’s adorable!
You look wonderful for just having a baby! I also just love your sense of humor! LOL!
Good to see you so happy That kid is breathtaking.
This post was so honest, so fun and the 2 girls on it just look beautiful. You have that special glow and Annabel just looks so peaceful and content.
Thanks for not making me cry today Instead I got plenty of smiles
Kim ~ CraftyMamaof4 says:
you look great! Annie is so beautiful, I bet you just sit around all day and look at her, I know I would Will be missing you at Blissdom.
.-= Kim ~ CraftyMamaof4´s last blog ..Calling all #MANNFans! Help Chris Get On The Ellen Show =-.
catherine Lucas says:
The last photograph is definitely my favorite… ;o))))
Could use some of those grannie pants myself…
.-= catherine Lucas´s last blog ..Ramona is the best… =-.
I never thought of the adrenaline part to the first birth. My first was also in the NICU and yes – you just don’t remember your own pain. Hope you didn’t suffer the gas pains. Love the underwear pics – fantastic. I gained 65 with my first and lost 47 in one week – totally CRAZY!! Loving the Annie pics – keep them coming.
.-= Catherine´s last blog ..Attention all my 30-something girlfriends =-.
Oh, she’s so adorably beautiful. And the purple underwear is very nice, too.
.-= Marinka´s last blog ..Happy Anniversary! =-.
You are absolutely radiant, your husband looks head-over-heels in love, and Annie is the most beautiful little girl I’ve ever seen.
So many congratulations coming your way, wrapped up in blessings and happiness.
Suzie-a stranger from IA says:
Ahhh…so glad to see you put on your “big girl panties”…LOL I hardly noticed a thing…with all the cuteness in the post with Annabel. Gee! You did just have a baby, right?? Your entitled to a little postpartum swelling. Soooo happy for you all. She is perfection!!!
SO sweet and funny. I lurk everyday. So happy for you all.
Super funny! and Annie is super sweet.
The undies had me cracking up!
.-= Dawn´s last blog ..All About MEme Monday:…all that and a flock of birds =-.
Oh! She is so dear! And she has great hair!
.-= mythoughtsonthat´s last blog ..Positive Glasses =-.
Lisa P says:
I believe she gets more beautiful with every picture you post!
Two Makes Four says:
This post made my day! Annie’s a little doll and I think I have the same underwear….Sigh.
.-= Two Makes Four´s last blog ..Rock and Rock and Rock to Sleep =-.
Maggie, living in Bliss says:
Everyone always says babies are cute. No one ever says babies aren’t cute – even when they’re not cute. People just don’t say that. But, this babe? This babe is cute. Really, really cute. Actually, she’s perfectly cute. Couldn’t be cuter. She might even be beyond cute. Calling her beautiful wouldn’t be beyond belief. She’s is beautiful. What’s better than beautiful?
She’s perfect. Absolutely perfect.
Congratulations to Mike and Heather on the birth of another perfect child. And, congratulations to Annabel, too. She picked perfect parents. She probably had a little help from her big sis.
Take good care of each other. Sending much love and prayers for God’s blessings for all of you ~ from a stranger named Maggie.
Annabel is absolutely precious! And you…. have the sweetest twinkle in your eye.
I have to say, pretty much dead over here. L.m.a.o at that entire post. Except for Annie of course – that’s just a “awwwww” as per usual. < 3
Love you guys!
Okay, you are hilarious! Love the absolutely adorable distraction pictures. And that is some gigantic underwear!
You’re so funny. I love your honesty though. And my goodness does Annabel look like her Daddy! ;o)
emily bilbrey says:
heeheehee! SO remembering giant post-preggie panties (and not so-ha-ha, remembering the exact feeling of being cathed without hard drugs! not pleasant!)
what a wonderful, beautiful little lady you have once again created. thrilled to hear that your recovery is going smoothly!
again, so many congrats. annie is simply lovely, and so are you!
I posted earlier but I’m back to say OH MY GAH!!! That baby is just too much! The snuggling that you must be doing. Her tootsies! She’s so tiny! Do just nibble her all day??
There is nothing like a pair of COMFY undies!!! I have to say, you two make amazingly BEAUTIFUL babies!!!
You and Annabel look stunning! The picture with her and the panties is pure art, and very funny.
Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels says:
She is beautiful! And clearly already a tactical genius, to distract us so efficiently
Love the purple undies, even large and adjusted. Ever saw Bridget Jones’ Diary? Grandma undies are sexy
.-= Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels´s last blog ..Inspiration Boards: February =-.
you are HILARIOUS!
.-= MommyNamedApril´s last blog ..Outtakes. =-.
Do you have any idea how many people love you!!?? Your honesty and sense of humor through everything you’ve been through is amazing. I visit everyday just to see pics of that beautiful doll. I have to agree that not every baby is pretty ( I worked in L&D, so I know this is true) and your Annie is just gorgeous, she should be in those Anne Geddes pics.
Hilarious…. love love the pics of Annabel. She’s gorgeous. How’s your diabetes? did it go away after having Annabel… i hope so! Soon you’ll be feeling a lot better.
Katie Ann says:
I absolutely love your honesty! I think it’s refreshing when women can share such tales with one another so we know we’re not alone. Who really wants people to know what we have on under our jeans sometimes?
Be comfy! You’ve earned it!
Annabel is absolutely beautiful. I’m so happy that you have such a lovely addition to your family. Congrats to you. I know Maddie is smiling down. She loved to share and she would clearly be happy to see her mom and dad so happy and in love!
I almost (but actually did) pee a little! You are hilarious!!
I remember when my best friend came home from the hospital with all (she has four) of her children…I always made fun of her granny panties! hehe I would walk around with them like a cape and try to wrap the baby up in them as a blanket…she disliked that. But it’s all in good fun…for me! She did tell me though that it was hard to go back to cute undies after – the granny panties are fantastically comfy I guess!
Oh and even you talking about the staples made me dry heave too….ICK!!
Ah, so you were pregnant back in the fall when I tweeted you! You look great and Annabel is gorgeous!
.-= pickel´s last blog ..Feature writer: Carrie =-.
Love the purple panties. They are really cute. I think. Heh. Not as cute as little Annabel. And really? After almost 12 years of giving birth I’m still waiting for my tummy to go down.
.-= preTzel´s last blog ..Writing. =-.
Debi Powell says:
I’ve laughed so hard reading this I’mjust waiting for Grace to wake up now!!! You are HILARIOUS… and I have to say, its nice to hear you sounding so happy! Annabel is bringing you joy you havent felt in quite so time.
Admiring you from Florida!
ps… she gets prettier every day!
deep deep sigh. I think your great.
Congratulations to you both! There is no denying who your baby-daddy is – SHE LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE HIM.
Best post ever. You’re the best! Such a brave blogger.
.-= Vaness´s last blog ..Backward, Forward =-.
Frugal Babe says:
I love the picture of you and Annabel – you’re both as cute as can be. And the underwear + baby picture made me laugh. I’m so glad that you’re getting time to relax and enjoy Annabel.
.-= Frugal Babe´s last blog ..Wills And Other Unpleasant Topics =-.
I love that pic with her little foot sticking out of her gown. That is just too cute.I hope you are starting to feel better Heather. I also love the pic with Annie and Rigby, It is nice to see that they are becoming friends.
Kristy H says:
She is just precious! I love the pic of her napping, with her hand under her head!
She is such a doll, and I hope youre feeling good!
Love the adorable baby as a distraction! I’ve been using my distraction for 2 weeks now I delivered a few days before you, and I sooo hear you on the Snoopy dance! Haha! I’ve never felt so good as to see the double digits…nevermind the fact I gained a gazillion pounds in order to drop those.
you don’t even know how much i love getting off work at 3am and reading your posts! you make my day, er night?
anyways… Annie is beautiful! i love your sense of humor. this post was cracking me up, as i was laying in bed, trying not to wake my sleeping children.
i just want you to know that you are amazing… you have been through so much. you have taught me to never take anything (my children) for granted. it doesn’t matter how tired or grouchy i am when the kids wake up and i’ve only slept a few hours, after working all night. i can’t be. i think about you. because there isn’t anything you wouldn’t give to have 2 babes waking you up in the morning these days. i know this.
you are an amazing woman, mommy, wife– thank so much for sharing your life with me (us)!
i’ve sent out many prayer requests for you in my Wed. morning bible study, and i was happy to update them on Annabel’s birth. i don’t think i’ve ever been so excited over a baby i’ll never get to meet but just know that lots of prayers are being said for you and your family. and praying that Annabel gets over her jaundice very soon! happy pumping
You are beautiful. And you look very happy. Adjusted undies or not.
.-= Amy´s last blog ..Still here… just busy… =-.
Oh that last picture just melted me into a puddle! So sweet! And I know those mesh panties ALL too well. You’re lookin’ good Momma!
.-= Elaine´s last blog ..WW – It’s LIke He’s Growing Up or Something =-.
Alicia @bethsix says:
You are looking FABULOUS. Beautiful. Fabulous. Seriously. Would kill for your arms.
And, of course, Annabel is the cutest, sweetest sweetling ever.
.-= Alicia @bethsix´s last blog ..Sharon Van Etten Is Amazing =-.
Pamela @ 2 Much Testosterone says:
I’m just getting caught up with your week. My, she’s gorgeous. I was talking about the panties! Anabel is cute too! Just kidding…
.-= Pamela @ 2 Much Testosterone´s last blog ..Raise your hand if you hate dolls! =-.
Love the baby next to the panties shot! You look beautiful.
.-= wm´s last blog ..Parental involvement extending longer these days? =-.
Tickled Pink Twice says:
Annabel is gorgeous. Your post is hilarious. Kudos for posting a picture of your new panties and the slight modifications needed. Laughing in bed with tissue in my nose (not related to laughing; got a cold).
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that’s brilliant! But do the adjusted undies stay up??
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