Saturday, August 27, 2011

Greetings from Massachusetts

another cell phone post. so forgive all spelling. capitalization and punctuation.

hello. mo commas. dont know why.

i made a mistake on yesterdays post. hematocrit was 29. hemoglobin was 9.8 i think. which isnt bad at all. but the midwife assured me is enough to feel symptomatic given that i was not anemic at the start of delivery.

she told me this because i was feeling like a big whiner for complaining with levels that good.

for sure i am feeling it. going up the stairs is tough. exclamation point.

anyway. mom and i made the drive yesterday. along with many other new yorkers fleeing the storm. it wasnt terrible at all considering. calliope was a good little traveler. i pumped once in the car and then we gave her her first bottle. not including a small dose of formula in the hospital during her second night. a lot faster than nursing exclamation point.

i was  exhusted by the time we arrived but i am glad to not be alone in nyc with a newborn during a hurricane. today i am at my cousin bonnies and have dutifully been resting in bed with calliope for 3 hours. boring. but it did help 2 days ago so i am doing it anyway.


1 comment:

  1. I have been thinking about you and Calliope. Glad you are out of the city. Foxie and I are up in northern CT. Not very intense here so far but we are the furthest from the storm.