Thoughts on Two C-Sections in Just Over a Year
[Editor's Note: If you're facing a delivery in the near future, even if you're 100% set against a c-section, I encourage you to read this post by Jill at Happy Hopefuls. It isn't what she planned either, but she ended up with two c-sections -- in 14 months. She, quite obviously, has thoughts on the matter! -Jenna]
Saying that now, seems so funny. I remember having Coen and thinking that I wanted another baby in my life, so fast. I also remember my doctor telling me that I really needed to wait another 6 months before getting pregnant again, just to give my body some time to heal.
Five months later, we were expecting.
Having two c-sections in 14 months was hard. Don't get me wrong... I mean, it's a major surgery! However, this second time around, I really didn't feel as bad as I did with the first. I don't know if it was because I was forced to be active again quickly after being home (and having a toddler that doesn't stop) or if it was because I knew what to expect. Either way, I could tell that by 2 weeks postpartum, I was starting to feel like myself again. Sure, my stomach is sore, my pants don't fit and dressing myself isn't as fun as it could be, but it's better.
Photo Credit: emerycophoto.