I’m back, so as you can guess the C-section went smoothly and I now have a baby. The nurses said two things right away: “She is so cute!” and “My what strong lungs!” I’m not getting a lot of sleep but I was getting none in the hospital with all of the tests they were constantly running on me. Now it’s all day feedings, diapers, onesies, bottle sanitizers, swaddles and swings that make comforting swooshy noises. She’ll eat as often as I let her and she cries so desperately she sounds like a quacking duck. I love being a mother.

My last excursion to EPCOT turned into a nasty cold/flu virus, confirming my suspicion that I should really stay in as much as possible for awhile. Before my nose surgery it might have easily turned into an infection, but this time around it’s already gone. It was quite bad at its worst and now Scott is getting over it too. We need to stay healthy because the ultrasound on Thursday confirmed that the baby has not turned and I will soon be going in for a C-section. I did not want to go into surgery with a stuffy nose and they had no intention of holding it off to wait for a flu to run its course. My mother had C-sections so I’m not really surprised at how things worked out, and I’m not really sorry about it either. I laugh at people who say natural is better, because I don’t think they’re thinking about the high rate of risk childbirth had before it became so much less natural. Hoorah for modern medicine, says me.

We spent the day at Epcot’s annual Food and Wine Festival, my dad’s first time and our second. This was the last day out I’ll be doing before I have the baby. It was pretty difficult to get around but we were smart about it, parking close, taking a lot of rest stops and drinking plenty of water along the way. The best taste of the day was the seared beef tenderloin with sweet potato puree and mango barbecue sauce at the South Africa booth, but I didn’t have any real complaints about anything we tried. I’m so weary though, I’m relieved to succumb to the physical reality and stay at home for awhile.

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