We survived! :) Brooklan, Aili, and I did make it to the pool today and we had a great time. I will try to post a couple pics. The girls loved the water and I loved being there with them. I didn't even think about it much beforehand, but it did end up being a bit of a workout for me. Climbing out of the pool was a pretty good workout for my (weak) core and even floating on a tube with Aili in the lazy river surprisingly worked my core a bit, as well, as I had to hold myself up/stabilize myself as I had Aili on my lap. After leaving the pool I didn't really feel the effects, though, which was good.
Tonight we went to a birthday party for a friend. It was a fun time as we were able to celebrate, visit with friends, and enjoy a beautiful evening--as the party was outside at some friends' home that have some land. Such a great atmosphere in all aspects. I didn't even think about it at the time, but looking back, I did stand a lot as I was visiting. As we were getting ready to leave and I sat down in the car, I immediately felt fatigue in my legs and muscle fatigue in my abs. It's funny how when you are enjoying yourself and feeling good, you don't even think about how it might affect you later. (Crazy I didn't think about this, as I preach this to my patients all the time! :) ) It's been 7 weeks since my C-section and I truly have felt like I am 100% healed, but as of right now, I realize I'm not quite there yet. Once I am totally healed, which maybe I am there, I need to realize it will take time to build up my endurance and stamina to where I want it to be. Tonight I plan to sit out on the porch to enjoy the beautiful night a bit longer, then this tired momma is hitting the sack early tonight...no 'wee hours of the morning' for me tonight! :)