Splurge. On everything you can afford to splurge on. If you have a million extra dollars or one extra dollar spend it on anything that will make your life easier. Like a private room at the hospital, or a postpartum Doula, or soap that smells nice, or that organic white people milk in the glass jugs from the farmers market, or a candy bar. If there’s ever a time to break open your piggy bank it’s now. A little candy bar goes a looooong way. Even if you only have a quarter to spare- go down to the bodega and get a couple of caramels. Better yet, send your babydaddy to the bodega for some caramels- then make him change a diaper. You deserve it.
I didn’t post much about her brachial plexus injury/erbs palsy- except to say that she had it. But it doesn’t matter now because she has full left arm function and won’t be needing any of that pesky surgery or physical therapy. Her left arm & shoulder are perfectly fine now and you’d never know she ever had a problem in the first place. So I’m quite happy.