This morning we had a visit from the Hebamme (midwife), who says that Oliver is “sehr gemütlich” (very laid-back) and unlike the last visit where Oliver drank heartily just to prove us wrong, he showed her his true drinking style and took 30 minutes to drink 60mL of formula while she poked and prodded him in an attempt to keep him awake the whole time. He’s no longer crying hardly at all and sleeps for 4-5 hours at a stretch during the night (I wake up after three hours and try to feed him but he’s unwakeable). He’s 3640 grams as of today and she wants him back at his birth weight (3820 grams) by Friday. That’s going to mean a big effort on all our parts.
I’m also improving – no more pain at all. I’m not where I should be healing-wise, but I’ve made progress.
I had planned to try and write up the birthing story today, but I just don’t have the time. I can see why some women lose weight like mad after giving birth. I hardly have time to eat. I’m just warming up my first meal of the day now, at 1:45pm. If you can believe it, I’m now a pound below my pre-pregnancy weight! Maybe, just maybe, this baby is the ticket to getting out of the German plus-size department! 😉
Today, Oliver and I are making a trip to the University to have cake and champagne (perhaps a small glass for me, and of course none for Oliver!) with Rainer’s colleagues. I’m thinking we might stay in Regensburg and try having dinner in the Altstadt (old town). I’ve been craving the ice cream at Diba the last couple days.