It has been 6 weeks since we welcomed our 6th and last child into this world. On January 29th Kinsley was born at 8:23 in the morning, weighing in at 7 pounds 15 ounces. Our largest baby yet :) The c-section went pretty well, no complications on that part but I got sick on the operating table when they were clipping my tubes. I have gotten sick one other time when I was having a c-section so I knew it was a possibility but this was bad. I couldn’t breath and I couldn’t stop getting sick. Thankfully the lovely anesthesiologist gave me some meds that stopped me from getting sick. Other then that everything went really well.
The pain was very minimal when I was in the hospital and even after we left I didn’t have to take a lot of pain meds the weeks after. If I pushed myself too hard then I would need some of what they perscribed but other then that I stopped taking the meds by day 4. The bleeding slowed down by 2.5 weeks and by 3.5 weeks it had stopped. By far this has been the easiest recovery after a c-section I have ever had and I am so happy about that. Especially since I had 4 small children to take care of.
My husband has been so great and I have been enjoying him being home and helping out with the kids and spending time with not only me but getting to spend time as a family.
Kinsley is now 6 weeks old and is a pretty laid back baby, up until a few days ago she slept pretty well at night and really only woke up to eat and then I could lay her back down in the bassinet with no fuss. She still sleeps a lot during the day and is only now starting to be more aware and give us a smile, a real smile, not one of those fake gassy smiles. I’m pretty sure she is going through a growth spurt becuase all she wants to do at night is eat and on top of that she just can’t seem to settle. I am hoping it doesn’t last much longer but even with this small issue she is a pretty easy baby, she doesn’t cry a lot and as long as she is fed and warm she is content to just be in her swing while Rob and I deal with the other children. 90% of the time though she is in either my arms or robs arms. Life is good:)
Like I said earlier I got my tubes clipped and I can no longer get pregnant. I feel very relieved by this knowledge that I can’t have anymore kids. 6 kids is a lot of kids. I mean I never saw myself as someone who would have this many kids but now that I have every single one of them I couldn’t imagine my life without any one of them. I feel like my family is complete…. Now if you were to ask Rob anything about this he is convinced that I am going to get pregnant again, when I tell him that I am never getting pregnant again he of course says never say never. He would be very happy to have a bunch of more children and well I am happy just to be done. We can now move on to the next stage of our lives and I can eventually get my body back to where no child is dependant on me in that sort of way were my body helps them grow and live.
Now having said all that I will share some photos of Kinsley and my lovely little family.
Kinsley is a couple hours old.
Here she is at 6 weeks old.
And finally a picture of all six kids together.
Well that is all for now. Time to go and relax before she wakes up to cluster feed for the night. :)