We’re finally home, the baby surprised everyone and decided to come (much to our dreading it) on of all the days available between full term and 40 weeks, Leap Year day. 😀
It happened the way my Dr thought it would, by me contracting so hard that my water broke, and the baby had to come out whether we were ready or not! The contractions were coming so fast, 3 minutes apart by the time the Dr got there, and getting pretty intense, the c section felt almost like an emergency. And of course they don’t want you pushing it out due to uterine rupture risk, so needless to say, it was an intensely scary and rushed experience.
I mean I was having a huge contraction at the same time the anesthesiologist was putting in the epidural!!!!
I’m thankful though, that we made it. I’m thankful we didn’t have him in a car! But there’s no getting around that it was intense. Even after our cutie was born, I don’t think I was able to feel relief until later sometime the next day.
There wasn’t as much scar tissue this time, but my Dr said my bladder had attached itself to the upper part of my uterus due to the more recent scar tissue from the last pregnancy growing. And just in case women who haven’t had kids yet are reading this, you really want to avoid c-sections if possible. It wasn’t possible for me. Our first wouldn’t have likely survived if it hadn’t been an emergency c-section, so it’s just the way life played out. But if you can avoid it, do so! There’s no telling where my bladder will end up this time 😂
I love the hospital I delivered at (for 3 out of 4 babies)! It feels more like staying at a resort, they even have good food LOL and a free postnatal massage! Just quite a nice experience for after giving birth! It was actually kind of fun in a way 😀 My parents came to the hospital every night and made me laugh for hours. My dad ensured I had enough chocolate… LOL I think he may have gone just a tad overboard though!!!! LOL
It’s been a bit more painful of a recovery than normal in the first 2 days, and it was suggested that it may have been all that separating of the bladder from my uterus and such.
But other than that, it’s been a great recovery!! I’m up and walking around and not feeling ANY pain at times – and this is coming from pain so intense I vomited (never had it this intense before – but that was earlier on)…. Just yesterday morning, after the pain meds wore off, I didn’t even notice it and went a few more hours not realizing I should have taken a pain blocker. This usually happens though, for some reason my body doesn’t need the pain meds at all around day 4-5. That was day 4. So hopefully it just gets better from here. Breastfeeding is always painful at the beginning, but that works itself out after a few weeks of baby learning to latch and mom adjusting to baby’s feeding style.
Day 5 postpartum – up and feeling great… if feeling great includes being like a zombie!
I’m very grateful God gave me this weird ability to not feel the pain as much (usually) and pop back up right after giving birth. It IS weird, but it is VERY appreciated. I know this sounds odd, but it’s always reminded me of the Hebrew women described in Exodus (even though maybe the maids were exaggerating a little bit), we are part Jewish so who knows?
I won’t be posting much, other than re-blogs I find enriching, just mostly reading stuff that’s both hilarious and/or uplifting 😀 sometimes both!