I had two different doctors use staples to close me up. They were taken out before I left the hospital and the nurse put tape on the incision after she was done removing the staples. My doctor removed the tape at my first post-partum appointments about two weeks later.View Thread
After my first c-section, I had such little pain that I actually forgot to take my pain meds and 11 days after DS was born, I was given the okay to drive since I wasn't taking my pain meds. Rolling over in bed was a bit uncomfortable and obviously I couldn't sleep on my stomach for a few weeks afterward.
After my second c-section, I had minor complications with bleeding and had to have 3 units of blood. I was given the okay to drive after two weeks but overdid it the first time out and was laid up for 2 days afterward. I had to take the pain meds longer after my second one. I had heavy bleeding 3 weeks after DD was born and had to go to the ER.
Like pregnancies are different from woman to woman and even within the same woman, c-sections are different as well.View Thread
At least you have a cup. My doctor gave me a test strip at each appointment and expected me to pee on that. The test strip was about 1/2 cm wide and the further along I got the harder it got to position the stip just right.View Thread
Definitly need to speak your mind. When I had DS, he woke me up at 12a after only one hour of sleep. Almost everyone came to visit on that day and I was exhausted. When I was pregnant with DD, I told some people to come on the second day and told them why and they did.View Thread
For some women it doesn't come in until after the baby is born. Also, what usually comes in first isn't actually milk, it's colostrum (I think that's how it's spelled). While it isn't milk, it's still important as it's rich in antibiotics.View Thread
When I was 7 or 8 months pregnant, I was riding the train to work as I do every day. It was crowded so I had to stand and not one person offered me their seat. It's not like I was bundled up in a coat so they couldn't tell I was pregnant since it was summer.View Thread
I still have to work this week although they'll probably send us home early Friday. I have one more gift to get and that's just going to be a gift card. I'm done with the shopping for everyone else and just need to wrap the gifts. We don't have a tree so we'll probably just put them in the corner after the kids go to bed Christmas Eve.
We don't usually travel for Christmas. I'm not much of a cook and our house really isn't set up for guests so no, we aren't hosting any holiday dinners or parties. DH baked chocolate chip cookies Monday just because.
We're going to my parents' house for dinner Christmas Eve and to open gifts from my brother and SIL. We'll go back Christmas morning and open the gifts from grandma and grandpa.View Thread
Not to scare you but the now ex-wife of a former co-worker was told her entire pregnancy she was having a girl but ended up having a boy. She was so upset she told them to put it back.
A cousin's wife had been told early on that she was having a girl. She painted the room lavender and was getting ready to buy girl things when, at one of her later appointments, the doctor said she was going to have a healthy boy. She was like "What? I was told I was having a girl." It was a boy.
Now with DS, it was very obvious he was a boy. I tell people he was very proud of being a boy. DD was modest and wouldn't let anyone see her parts and the only way I found out was via amnio (done for genetic testing). The way I told people was that ultrasounds may lie but chromosomes don't.View Thread