Monday, October 10, 2011

Editing

There are exactly two photographs of me just after Edith came. There are few because it was a bit of a tough go, and I looked it. There is one of me the afternoon after Edie was born, and there is one of me on the street as James and I walked home from the hospital.

Hospitals require that you provide a car seat to transport the new baby home, but, apparently, they're not too concerned about where that car seat ends up. It was a nice day, and I was feeling okay, so we walked back to our apartment. James made the comment that if there was a list of events that made him feel like a real New Yorker, this was probably pretty high on the list.

We walked slowly, and I felt okay, but James kept asking me if I was alright. He snapped a photo, and it wasn't until I looked at it later that I understood why he was asking. This is the edit I did on James's phone:

And this is the original. With my actual, ghoulish color. Don't worry; I didn't die:


8 comments:

  1. I dunno, you look pretty darn good to me. Walking home from the hospital after having a baby makes you a champ in my book. I've never delivered a baby, but it had never occurred to me that I would walk shortly afterwards.

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  2. I couldn't have walked home, but I am sure you have pains in different places with a C section.

    I'm impressed your toes are painted!

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  3. Wowzers! I couldn't walk for a while. Congrats, and tell her rent is due by the first!

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  4. I went for a walk the day after I got home from the hospital. The fresh air is healing, I think. I also think you look absolutely beautiful.

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  5. You look a lovely shade of sepia. congrats, dear friend! I cannot wait to meet newbie's acquaintance. xoxo

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  6. I like the idea that you were carrying the baby and the flowers and I was just taking pictures of you. Like a monster. A monster who treats post-op women badly.

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  7. Um, how far is your apartment from the hospital? Do I really want to know?

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  8. You are awesome! You look great! I haven't been on your blog in a very long time so it was great to get the low down on your pregnancy. I did think about you a TON though since I found out you were pregnant. I want to talk to you, but I don't want to interrupt precious nap time. Sooo, call me!!

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