After being canceled twice (once because the doctor's mother-in-law died the night before, and once because the doctor had to take his first sick day in ten years), Paul's Snip Appointment finally went through.
The next day I asked how he felt, and he said "tender." He says he keeps feeling as if he should move carefully so it doesn't suddenly zap him, but that so far it hasn't zapped him. He says he feels overall a bit sore, but not IN PAIN. Also, I'd angrily fantasized that the urologist would prescribe him a huge bottle of narcotics even though after my c-section my OB sent me home with 1.5 days' worth---but he got no narcotics at all, which I found grimly satisfying even though it robbed me of indignation, not to mention of the leftover narcotics.
For those of you whose menfolk might want to know what the experience is like, Paul says during the procedure it felt like the non-painful sensation immediately following a strong impact to That Area, where nothing hurts yet but it is obvious there will soon be a great deal of pain---but then without the pain ever arriving.
Which is also how the experience feels to me: right now it's the non-painful sensation immediately following a strong impact. I think it might be that, just as with the surgery, the pain won't ever arrive. The baby I wanted was the baby we could have decided to have two years ago; it's too late to have that baby. I don't have the same feeling about having another baby NOW, when my youngest is about to turn four and I'm in the second half of my thirties.
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 2 of 2 - Last week I talked about the gifts we were getting/considering for Edward, who is turning 8 next month. This week it’s Elizabeth’s turn: not “girl gifts,” ...