DH called me a queen of birthing! Love that man.
I did have a small tear that could have healed on it's own, had I been able to stay in bed for 10 days, but with a houseful of kids, that was not going to happen! So I ended up with 4 stitches. I think the needle of lidocaine going in was the worst part, except for the afterbirth pains, which I am taking Ibuprofen for.
I put on my postpartum girdle right away and it is wonderful! My bleeding is very mild so far, due in part, I think, to the compression of the girdle.
Baby is nursing well and has great color.
All in all, I am so pleased with this experience. This was a labor worth waiting for!
Edited by Thyme Mama - 11/25/12 at 9:22pm