First C Section, 4days ago

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Registered: 04-30-2005
First C Section, 4days ago
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Sat, 12-13-2008 - 11:22am

Birth story at the bottem. Just wanted to introduce myself as I will probably bounce on here once and awhile. Lacey (23) married to Jesse (27), just had our first baby. A boy.


C section was not planned and I didn't want it, but knew that going that route was best for the baby and me. So here I sit 4 days after surgery and still just a little scared about things. I am afraid to touch my incision or to even look at it, although DH says it looks good and I shouldn't have much in the way of scarring. Not that scars bother me. I try and take it very easy on how I move. Though thats not easy because I really want to roll and get comfy at night. Pain wise I feel pretty good, except when I cry a lot (which I've been doing in the evenings when DH gets home) or sneeze. Sneezing is really bad. But even then I am still only taking an ibprofen. I am just so unsure as how to handle anything. I had all of about an hour to take in the fact that I was having a c section. Over all I think I just feel scared and nervous.


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Sat, 12-13-2008 - 8:53pm

welcome to the board, what a beautiful son you have, so cute! You are so not alone with the way you are feeling. An unexpected c-section can be very difficult to emotionally recover from, it can cause even more feelings of depression, even in worse cases it has been described as similar to post traumatic stress disorder, so feeling a little blue is anything bit out of the ordinary. You are feeling like so many moms who have btdt.

Be sure to discuss your feelings with your doctor, there are things that they can do to help your hormone levels, so take it slow but be sure to talk out how you are doing, don't try to be super mom.

Be sure to take it easy and rest as much as you can, it will take many weeks before your are 100% so don't feel like you are taking too long to recover as you have just had major abdominal surgery and your hormone levels are completely out of whack since you just had a baby.

Be sure to make yourself at home and remember that we have all BTDT or about to be there so any question you have ask away as another mom may be thinking the same thing.

Keep us posted.

Dionne

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Sun, 12-14-2008 - 11:28am

Congrats on your beautiful baby boy.
I am sorry you experinced a c-section but am very glad you & DS are healthy & safe. You recovery sounds like mine, I was feeling really good physically within 4-5 days too. Try not to do too much though, dont push yourself. The pain when moving & sleeping

 

 

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Registered: 04-30-2005
Sun, 12-14-2008 - 10:57pm

Thank you so much.


I am trying not to over do it and its not easy. But I am lucky enough to have my parents here and they are being really awesome. And DH and I sat down and really talked about things and how I am feeling and he is starting to understand.


I know that the c section was best for baby and me, doesn't mean that I wanted it. It was the last thing that I wanted. But I wanted that beautiful baby more. And I am grateful that he is here and perfect.


I am slowly, day by day getting around better. I still haven't looked at my incision and it will probably be awhile before I am comfortable enough to look at it. So DH checks for me to make sure that it looks good and he says it looks wonderful, so I have to trust in what he is telling me.


It will be nice when more of the pregnancy woes that I experinced are gone. My feet are still really swollen and my fingers still have some tingling in the tips. But I am glad to say that I am not getting up every 10mins to use the bathroom! Yay for that!


Jacob is a total sweetheart and a pretty good baby. He is getting a lot better about being changed and he is sleeping pretty good too.

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Registered: 08-23-2005
Mon, 12-15-2008 - 12:57am

Hi and Welcome!


Congratulations on your beautiful and BIG baby boy!! It's normal to go through the feelings that you are having. I hope that your recovery goes better in the

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