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.
I’ve healed quite well after my emergency cesarean in late April, but last night I had some uncomfortable twinges around my incision. I’ve been told that it’s normal to experience some twinges now and then as nerve endings heal. But OUCH. That was uncomfortable and strange. :-p
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.
I am hungry ALL. THE. TIME. Way hungrier than I was at any point in my pregnancy. (Okay, except for the few times that I was ravenous.) Yet, I’m dropping weight so quickly. I love it!
Here’s to hoping that the weight loss will continue to come easily, especially as I heal and am able to become more active.
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!
I can’t believe I didn’t get sick my entire pregnancy until now, when I could go into labor at any moment. At this point, I’m worried about having a higher chance for a C-section because I don’t have any energy to get through labor. Hoping I’ll get better really soon so that I’m ready for this little dude to make his arrival.
At the risk of sounding like I’m whining (because at this point, I’m too tired to care)…being 39 weeks pregnant is bad enough without throwing a nasty cold into the mix. :-/
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.
The article actually talks about how many C-sections are elective and occur before 39 weeks. These elective inductions and C-sections pose more of a risk, because although a baby is full-term at 37 weeks, the ideal gestational age for delivery is 39+ weeks. I thought they were going to suggest that C-sections are somehow harmful to the baby…but the argument was more that doctors should be wary of scheduling elective inductions before 39 weeks.
I’m not sure if I like the idea of a C-section because then I wouldn’t go through the part that I fear the most – pushing and vaginal birth – or if it scares me a little because the recovery process is potentially much longer. Argh. I just want the whole thing to be over with