Oh, mamas, I feel for everyone on or quickly approaching their due dates...I was miserable that last week. I'm sooooooo glad she was only 2 days "late." Even though I know all about the E in the EDD, that day was still hard to pass by.
Anyways, I was re-reading my birth story post, and I can't believe I forgot to mention one very important fact. I must have been in postpartum lovey-dovey-hormone land when I typed that.
So I got my stitches, which took about 45 mins., and then started to stand up to go to the bathroom. Dh was holding baby and helping me, and one of the mws was on my other side. I sat on the edge of the bed for a minute, then stood up, and WHAM, fainted and fell to the floor. DH and mw slowed my fall, and I didn't hit my head or anything. I was out for about 30 seconds and woke up to them shaking me, with my legs in the air being held by the asst. The other mw had the oxygen tank at the ready and gave me that for about 20 mins. I was very woozy for quite a while, and needless to say, didn't make it to the bathroom. Dh fed me something and got me to drink some Recharge, and I got back into bed.
So the mws stayed a while longer, obviously, and I did the ol' catheter pee (yuck). Felt better after that, but very light-headed. Anyway, just wanted to add that in because my birth story sounded a little too good to be true - and it was!
Today, 5 days postpartum, and I am still pretty sore. Breastfeeding is wonderful and painful at the same time, but I guess my woes are pretty common for first-time mamas (sore nipples, engorgement pain, etc.). Can't complain too much. Babe is still the focus of all attention and dh has been home all week. We are wrapped around Lily's little finger
Hope everyone stays well and we have some more birth stories soon! (Sherri?...are you there, Sherri?...)