|I was told that b/c of the catheter, and the surgery, DD was NOT allowed to be in my room alone with me. Only if DH or someone else was there. For the first 4 days of her life, I was not allowed to bond with her alone
this happened to me too. i was told that i couldn't have the baby in my room with me unless there was someone else there.
i was lucky enough to have enough support to get through it... my best friend babysat my 2 year old overnight so that my husband could sleep in the hospital room with me. during the day, DH would go home to take care of my son while by friend came to stay with me at the hospital during the day. one night, my friend wasn't available to babysit, so my DH brought our 2 year old to sleep in the hospital room too. he was fast asleep by 7pm... but that didn't stop the nurse from coming in and giving me a hard time, telling me my son was disturbing the other patients (he was FAST ASLEEP) and that he had to go home. i told her it was the only way i could keep the newborn with me. she looked at the empty bassinet and said "well, your baby isn't here right now." i lifted up the covers where my newborn was snuggling and nursing, and said OH YES SHE IS. the nurse gave in and left us alone for the rest of the night.
one of the days though, when my husband wasn't there for whatever reason (this was a very brief period of time btw) and they said they needed to do some test... that they would be back in 15 minutes. i said OK, but as 15 minutes came and went, they weren't back so i GOT UP and very gingerly walked to the nursery. my baby was lying there bawling her eyes out while two nurses just sat there LITERALLY with their feet up. i knocked on the glass and said i wanted my baby back. i tried to pick her up, but they told me i couldn't walk with her in my arms, that i had to push her in the bassinet...
UGH!!! and to hear about this poor baby being circ'd by mistake!!! how scary. how infuriating.