My recovery was about the same. I had more back pain and I think it was because I lifted my head while they were doing the spinal.
I found laying there wide awake talking about everyday things was a bit of a disconnect from what was actually happening. Laying in recovery and chatting with the nurse while my baby was else where was also strange.
Hello :) I had a repeat csection with my son in March. My recovery seemed better than the first time around. I think thats because I was well rested and not in labor for 28 hours before the CS. I had the spinal and felt it was easier coming off of that versus the epidural. I knew what to expect so that was better too. I got to see baby a few minutes after he came out and my hubby brought him to me <3 the anestigiologist took some family pictures for us. :) Then the nurse took hubby and baby to my recovery room and waited for me. As soon as I was closed they brought me to my family and we had skin to skin. My son latched on and didnt let go until time to leave the hospital :) All in all it was a good experience. I hope all goes well and smooth for you. Best wishes ~Brue
My second c-section was also much easier than my first overall. I was an HBAC transfer for my repeat but my time laboring was MUCH shorter and I didn't have a bunch of drugs that had been in me for hours during labor. I felt much more present and was able to hold my baby in recovery whereas with my first it was HOURS before I was cognizant enough to hold her. My pain overall during recovery was also much less.
I will be having my first scheduled c-section in May so I am curious how that will compare.
Becky- Wife to DH, Mama to "Nani" (July '08) "Coco" (July '10) and Decker the Wrecker (May'13)