Pregnancy is an amazing thing, being able to grow a new baby is incredible. But along with all the excitement and wonder, there are things I missed about my “normal” body. I don’t know about you but by the end of my pregnancy, it was really disappointing not being able to eat a normal amount of food at one time. I think all of the discomfort at the end of pregnancy is a must so that your willing to go through so much to get the little on here.
Looking back my pregnancy was easy. The labor was hard. I was in induced labor for 28 hours before ending up with a C-Section. My C-Section wasn’t a disappointment and it was easy to come to terms with. Why? Because I know I did everything possible to get my little man here without a C-Section. I was in labor for 19 hours without an epidural and then another 9 hours after getting one. After hours of labor, I pushed for a few minutes and that’s when they realized his head was stuck. The C-Section was an answer to prayers in some ways. I had reached my limit and I knew it.
It wasn’t my dream to have a C-Section, but the end result I wanted was to have a healthy baby and healthy mommy. It took a C-Section for me to become a mom and I’m so grateful that because of modern medicine I was able to have a healthy baby.
After giving birth I was so excited to be able to sleep on my stomach again. After having a C-Section I didn’t attempt to sleep on my stomach for at least a month. When my incision wasn’t bothering me anymore I tried sleeping on my stomach. I was so excited, I missed sleeping on my stomach for months because of my huge belly and then the incision. I was disappointed. Since I was nursing sleeping on my stomach was not comfortable at all. I know you’re probably laughing – really she was disappointed because she couldn’t sleep on her stomach?
I know it sounds crazy, but in my mind, it was going to feel so good to be able to sleep on my stomach again. As crazy as it sounds one of my biggest disappointments after giving birth was not being able to sleep on my stomach. (When our little guy was about a year-old I was finally able to sleep comfortably on my stomach again!)
What is something you looked forward to after giving birth that ended up being disappointing?