Thanks a lot for taking time off from your busy schedule with Ella.CT_Michele wrote:sonu- Are you being given a choice?My drs would not have given me a choice, but I did have a c-section because Ella was in the breech position. At first I was really scared and didn't want it, but now, since I will have my choice next time, I think I will do it again. Believe it or not, the worst parts for me were inserting the catheter and getting the spinal. They could almost not get the spinal in the right spot which would have meant I would have had to gone to sleep, thankfully they got it on the last try.
I think recovery for me went very well. The first day I was on a morphine drip, so I didn;t feel much. The nurses got me out of bed that first night and I was able to walk to the sink and brush my teeth/washmy face. The next day I showered and everything was soar, but not unbearable. After the morphine was taken away, sleeping in the hospital was tough, but I think it was their beds, my bed was much easier when I got home.
I guess it's hard to gauge recovery by my experience. Hospital staff was shocked I was up and around so quickly and I was off pain meds fairly quickly. I guess I have a high threshold. My only problem was keeping the incision dry, I developed a small yeast infection, so I had to clean the incision twice a day for a week with peroxide.I actually had sex after 3 weeks even though I was supposed to wait until 6.
I will say one thing about the c-section though. I thought at first, that I would be missing out on the "real" experience. I mean, I never even felt a contraction, I don;t know what it's like to push. I thought not having those things would take away from the whole experience, but it definitely did not. The first time I heard hear cry was just as emotional and overwhelming as it would have been the other way. So ladies, don;t feel bad if it comes down to csec, it was wonderful for me.
Dear already blessedalreadyblessed wrote:Hi ladies!!!
Sonu~ I read your post about the c-section. I had two with both my pregnancies. I initially felt the same way you do about the vaginal birth, but I didn't have a choice at the time of delivery. With the first, her heart rate kept dipping, so it was a quick go, but the recovery was brutal, and I'm pretty good with pain. With the second, I so badly wanted a v-bac so I would not go through what I had the previous time, but I wound up with another c section but I was now with a different doctor, practice and hospital, and it was like night and day. I had a morphine pump, and barely had to use it, I was up and going shortly after the surgery, and the recovery was short. So, I truly believe that it depends on your doctor and hospital. Check to find out what kind of pain management system you hospital has. My first hospital was a catholic hospital and the most I got for pain was a percocet which did nothing for me. Motrin was better. The second hospital offered everything, and although I never needed it, it was there for the taking. I see your beautiful baby on the sonogram!!!! How amazing!!! You must be very good with the computer. It took me forever to figure out how to get the darn ticker up here, so I'm not even going to ask how you did the sono. I will just enjoy watching yours!
Esperanza~Hello! Good to have you back! Where did you go camping? Sounds like fun! I know what you mean when you talk about wishing there was more movement. With my previous pregnancies, I felt much more by this point, but I am heavier this time around, and apparently that low lying placenta is also anterior (on the front) of my uterus so I won't be feeling the kicking as much. One thing is for sure, when they get to the point where they are big enough, I promise you that it is going to feel like they are doing a gym routine in there. I can remember waking up in bed b/c DD was kicking the crap out of me while I was sleeping. It is such a great experience though. Have you and DH thought of any names for your little girl?? We are going back and forth with the boys names. For some reason we found it much easier to pick out my girls names. This one is a little tougher. And about the sex What's that??? My husband is treating me like I am made out of glass these days. It is so funny.I give your friend alot of credit. If DH had come near me 3 wks after delivery, I would have hit him with the frying pan!
Lit~ Hope you are doing well and those 3 little ones are treating you kindly.
Annie~ Thinking and praying for you. It's painful not knowing if you are ok. Please post when you get a chance. We miss u and are concerned.
Babyloves~ how are you doing balancing the pregnancy with the new job. Hope you are feeling well too.
On a final note ladies, I would just like to send out a prayer to all the March 2009 ladies. I hopped on the April 2009 thread just to read as I sometimes do, and 2 of their ladies miscarried that week. It was so sad for me to read, and I know they must be devestated. Each day of this journey is another blessing from God, and I am just thankful tht we are all still able to enjoy it and are feeling well. Have a wonderful and THANKFUL Thanksgiving. We all have alot to be thankful for! Enjoy
Congratulations on having 3 GIRLS....WOW!!! You are going to have one army of girl power at home. We are three sisters, of course not triplets but we share great rapport with each other and we are the best of friends.Literatriz wrote:Hi dear friends,
I was super busy and a bit tired these couple of days - how comforting it was to read you really kept me in your thoughts...
First, the news: we are having three GIRLS! Dad is very happy, so much that he gave up and promised me he will buy pink balloons when they arrive. In my country we put small handicrafted things at the door in the hospital. Do they do this here, too? No problems with the anatomic scan and my cervix is as sealed as a Netflix movie envelope. Let's keep it shut, ladies.
Sonu, how many more weeks for you, dear? Are you driking lost of water as you promised? How is the tempereature now in India? Have you heard of a massage for babies called Shantala? I've used it before, because I have a book translated into Portuguese...It is really soothing for fussy and colicky babies.
Thank you all for the C-sec testimonials. Morphine, Percosset? Can you breastfeed when you are on drugs? I'd love to start breastfeeding right away...Hope the low-lining placentas move softly and open space for a nice incision, just enought to let Life get out!
In this time of economic uncertainty, we feel a lot less self-sufficient. A co-worker offered me some girls clothes and I said yes with an open heart. As I pray sometimes...there are may prayers but only one response...when God lets us know we are not alone with our struggle.
Thanksgiving is a holiday invented by an American president right between the horrible depression and the Word War II. It worked because it unites people from different backgrounds.