Parenting: Dealing with Body Trauma After Having Our Little One

Last week, Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple had her gallbladder removed.

She had been experiencing pain on her left side since the baby was born.  She’s been easily nauseated and quite often would just have to vomit.  Most of these episodes were after a fatty meal.

However, while she had many of the symptoms, she wasn’t a textbook case.  Her general practitioner didn’t think it was the gallbladder but recommended her to a surgeon anyway.  The surgeon said she checked off enough of the boxes to make the decision to remove it.

So, let’s recap.  Since the conception of the Nola Nerd Baby, Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple has had extreme nausea, pre-partum depression, rapid weight loss during pregnancy, early delivery due to preeclampsia, three ER visits after birth also due to preeclampsia, and now this.

So, the Nola Nerd Baby has been at the center of this stormy, turbulent, terrifying year. But like all centers of a storm, she has been our quiet refugee.  She has comforted us more than we have ever had to comfort her.  She has been the best healing tool for mommy this week.  She has provided giggles and, even, cuddles (she is a very independent baby).

According to my wife, the Nola Nerd Baby is more than worth all the trauma that has been placed on her body.

In fact, she wouldn’t have it any other way. Well, maybe less pain, but still…