Part 4: Post Baby & Recovery
After an amazing labor and delivery experience, it was time to rest and recover! We didn’t have too many visitors in the hospital, which in a way was nice because we got to soak up a lot of snuggles her first few days of life.
How Do I Even Use The Bathroom?!
My whole pregnancy I would think about having to pee for the first time after having the baby. Random and strange I know, but these are the things I thought about! I had heard horror stories and how painful it could be so I was expecting the worst. Once my epidural wore off I decided to try and go. The nurse and Nick both had to help me up to make sure I could walk okay, and they helped me to the bathroom. It was difficult because I still didn’t have too much feeling going on down there and I was afraid to push and bust the stitches! Once I sat down I remember telling Nick I thought I was going to pass out and then my vision started to go black. The nurse and him both helped me up and it got worse, so Nick rolled over a chair for me to sit down until I was ready to try and go back to the bed.
My First Meal
I had given much thought into what I wanted my first meal to be after… I didn’t want something to greasy to hurt my stomach but after being so sick during my pregnancy I wanted something gooooood! And what’s better than Jimmy John’s, especially since they delivered it right to us! It was so true what everyone said about how heartburn/indigestion goes away immediately after the birth. I enjoyed that meal so much and it felt fantastic to eat something without worrying how I would feel after 🙂 We even ended up getting it again the next day before we headed home!