Thursday, August 16

It's not so bad!

That is what we tell Leah to say every time she tries something she didn't want to do, like slide down a water slide or get her hair washed. So I think giving birth this time around qualifies as something I didn't "want" to do. Not that I didn't want to do it, you know. But I didn't want to go through childbirth and the aftermath. I was SO not looking forward to it. Let me tell you, it was/is a breeze compared to the first time around. Not that I had it so bad with Leah. But comparatively, it is just so different.

1. My hospital experience was pleasant, my nurse was super attentive. I was her only patient the night Erin was born so she was with me all the time from the time she came on shift at 7pm. When Leah was born, I felt like I would buzz for a nurse and it would take forever for anyone to respond.

2. Erin actually slept in the nursery the second night and I got 7 hours of sleep! With Leah, they were too busy to take her in after bringing her to feed the first time.

3. There was a lactation consultant here and none in FL.

4. I did not need stitches, so the recovery of that part has been a breeze.It does not hurt to sit on hard chairs.

5. Breastfeeding hurts this time too, but I seem to remember it being excruciating last time. It took a whole month to feel okay. So far it's not so bad (my new motto).

It makes me want to do it all again... maybe someday. :)


Kristen said...

I was actually wondering if breastfeeding would hurt as badly the second time around! Hehe!

Congratulations to you and your beautiful, beautiful family!!!

Nikki said...

That's so awesome. I'm glad this delivery and recovery has been such a pleasure for you. You deserve it! :)

NaeNae said...

Ouch (on the breastfeeding)! I'm glad it is going better for you this time. I couldn't hang with it and gave it up after only 2 weeks with my first daughter. I admire the commitment of breastfeeding mothers!

Christina said...

I'm so glad everything is better this time around. Cross your fingers for me and Keri that we have the same experience!!