Ever watch those baby shows that follow the couple into the delivery room? I used to be obsessed with them. Now, I can’t watch the c-section ones because I know that it happened to me – and it will happen for my subsequent deliveries. The thought of my flesh, muscles and uterus being sliced open and stretched back makes me very squeamish.
This afternoon I had my two-week doctor appointment to check on my cesarean incision. I was worried about stepping on the scale at the doctor’s office, because I inevitably weigh more there than I do at home. Admittedly, I kept my shoes on so that if the result wasn’t favorable I could blame it on that. However(!), I lost 22 pounds!!!! I am SO excited. The most activity I have been able to do in the past 13 days since C’s delivery is going on a couple of slow walks and running a few brief errands around town. Therefore, I have come to the conclusion that breastfeeding is simply the best diet ever.
After a few days of a cough, sore throat and sinus pain/pressure progressively getting worse, I trekked to Urgent Care today to see what was up. Turns out there’s an 80% chance it’s viral, but since I’m so close to labor and this is rendering me completely exhausted, the doctor prescribed an antibiotic to be safe. Now I have an antibiotic for a UTI and an antibiotic for whatever might be settling in my lungs. I can’t catch a break in the final few weeks of this pregnancy!
There was an article posted this week by Deseret News, titled “C-sections more common, less healthy for baby.” After discovering a renewed interest in TLC shows like “A Baby Story,” which incidentally oten features women who end up having c-sections, I was intrigued. Unfortunately, the title was a bit misleading.