I welcome the return of bubbly Friday. We grabbed a bottle of Moet, and I poured gently 2 glasses so that it didn't fizz up and lose my bubbles. I just fed Nora and I feel like a little sparkle to celebrate a whole 6 days of no hospital, no insanity.
This week has been amazing. Monday was the insanity (mainly good) of her newborn portraits. Tuesday and Wednesday were spent mainly in bed. Yesterday we went out for Greek food for lunch and I finally was able to eat feta! Then onto my 2 week midwife appointment where I discovered that I've lost 33 lbs since my appt. the week before I had Nora (which was the last time I had weighed myself). Basically I've lost nearly all the baby weight already, and can soon get to start on making sure to gradually (while still being healthy and taking care of us two) lose the weight I had wanted to lose during G's deployment.
And today we had our 2 week pediatrician appt where she didn't have to have blood drawn for the jaundice because she's finally looking much less yellow. Then we went to a natural food store in order to pick up vitamin D drops for her (something recommended for babies who are completely breastfed), and we stumbled across sugar plums. They are delicious! Finally the evening was rounded out by dinner at an Irish pub and then meeting up with a friend for coffee (of which Nora slept through almost the entire thing).
Bubbly Friday signifies the return to normalcy for me. Life is different. I feel I have so much to celebrate, and there is nothing better than raising a glass of champagne and saying a few words of gratitude for this life I'm living.