last babypump picture & last picture of my munchkin being the only child
Before knowing that I was FOR SURE getting a C-Section – I was scared shitless. I never had any major surgeries or never been cut open before in my life. This was my major surgery!
I had two days to prepare for this surgery and to be honest. With so much going on – I barely had time to think about it.
The day of my C-Section – I had a little over 2 hours of sleep. Since the C-Section was scheduled 6:30AM in the morning – I had to be at the hospital at 4:30AM that day. Dropped my son at my in-laws around 4 in the morning. I felt kind of guilty of leaving him there because he was a bit sad.
Got to the hospital a little earlier than expected. Checked in, changed, and the nurses did what they needed. IV, blood sugar, and blood work. After they poke the IV in – I had to visit the bathroom a 2-3 times.
all our stuff for the hospital
The two hours I was there flew by so fast. When time came – the nurse walked me to the surgery room. I imagined the surgery bed would be big but to my surprise it was small. I saw everything in the room… It looked big and scary thank god my OB was the one doing my surgery… She comforted me and held my hands while getting my “pain medication” – it’s something like epidural but there’s another name for it. While getting my pain medication – I did feel a little pressure but it was gone fast. The pain medication worked so fast – it was within minutes that half my body was frozen. My arms were shaky though and I couldn’t stop the shake. I had trouble breathing too.
They didn’t tell me the procedure has started… The nurse took my husband in and that’s when he told me it started awhile ago.. Lol I think they didn’t want to scare me because if they did tell me it’s starting – I probably say “Please wait or please not yet!”
I was cold after the IVs.. before surgery
They told my husband not to watch what was going on in case he faints – so he didn’t get to watch munchkin#2 coming out & cutting the cord.
The procedure was quite fast – everything was done less than an hour. I think sewing my stitches took longer than cutting me up & taking the baby out.
When Munchkin#2 came out – my husband follow the nurse to the nursery and did skin to skin time. I had a peek when he came out of my belly but I was dying to see him and touch him. Hubby went totally MIA on me the rest of the surgery. I was so anxious to hear about everything! Was baby okay? How does he look like? Did he cry a lot? Was he breathing ok? So many questions in my mind!
The nurses’ transfer me back to the recovery room till the pain medication was dying off a little and I can move my foot.
Thirty minutes in the recovery room – my OB came in with my husband’s phone and told me everything us looking great and here’s his phone with pictures and videos of Munchkin#2. I was relieved!
my first few glances of Munchkin#2 from my husbands iphone
I was already having conversations on Whatsapp and posting photos on Facebook after 30 minutes of being cut open. I imagined myself feeling sick and in pain. But it was none of that.
Hubby came to the recovery room shortly. Than shortly after they pushed me to my room. I still didn’t get to see my baby boy by then. Imagine how crazy I was feeling? I had to wait till I can get off my bed and sit in a wheel chair. I was going a little crazy!
While waiting – the nurse and hubby walked in with my baby! I’m like OMG! I finally got to hold him! It was the longest wait of my life. It was just tough not being able to see him or hold him when he first came out of my belly. He was so precious & tiny!
opening gift from baby brother before visiting baby brother at the NICU room
Anyways – back to my c-section experience. The nurses gave me pain killer every 6 hours and checked my belly. I didn’t dare to look at the scar or anything.
After being discharge on the third day – I didn’t take any pain killers afterwards. I didn’t have time to go to the pharmacy to pick any up. I just wanted to spend all my time with my two boys. To my surprise – I felt no pain even with no pain killer. I only felt a bit of pressure getting off of chairs/beds/couches and that was it. Walking was fine. I didn’t feel the stitches at all.
my first time visiting the NICU room
This C-section experience was better than I thought. There were no pains but only pressure. I thought I was going to die from pain. How could I not when knives did cut me open! But there really was no pain! Thank you God and mommy for watching over me!
mommys’ precious little munchkin
Since there were no pains involved – everything at home went back to normal. Cleaning, cooking, chores and etc… Even hubby went right back to work.
I feel so blessed to have experience two kinds of delivery. Although both types of delivery did scared me! Hope you enjoy reading my experience with my C-Section delivery. Stay tune for more updates – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time!
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