I cannot believe Baby Marae is already two weeks old. But really, I cannot believe that me and hubby are finally parents! What a long journey for us. I am officially in the 4th trimester of pregnancy. This is basically the 12 week period after your baby is born and you basically adjust to new mom life and postpartum body changes. I meant to do a post the week after I gave birth but you know how that first week is. I was simply soaking up all this love and enjoying time with my sweet Baby Marae.
A c-section is nothing to be afraid of. It didn’t hurt at all and my experience was great. My recovery has been great as well. I dealt with really bad gas at the hospital because it just wouldn’t come out. How were, I took a suppository and that ended up helping. I was literally in tears. That’s how bad the gas was.
I was walking great right after my c-section. I just have to make sure I stay on top of my pain medication. When I didn’t take my medicine I would get really stiff. My incision doesn’t necessarily hurt, its actually numb and I can’t feel much sensation down there. It’ll take a while before nerves to grow back together. I dealt with the same thing after my TAC surgery.
My uterus is shrinking back down each day. Its so amazing to watch my stomach go back down. However, I still look like I am about 3 months pregnant. I’ve been wearing my postpartum corset by Bellefit and swapping out with my Postpartum bloomers from Baobei Maternity. My 4th trimester has been treating me well so far.
First Week Home
Hubby has been sleeping by the bassinet to help out with Marae. He passes her to me when she gets hungry and need diaper change. But before my milk came in, hubby was feeding and changing her diaper for me the first couple nights home. Hubby didn’t want me struggling to pick her up from her bassinet because I’m still healing from my c-section. He’s been such a big help.
I was so happy to have my first sleepless night the other day. Well I wouldn’t call it sleepless because I got enough sleep. However, Marae wasn’t satisfied with her Halo bassinet and she always ends up in the bed on daddy or mommy. She’s so spoiled already. If sleeping next to us is what’s going to get her to sleep peacefully, then she’ll be right there next to us. She’s a feisty little thing.
My milk took some time to come in so we fed her sterile formula from the hospital until my milk came in. It came in four days postpartum and boy was Marae happy about that. As soon as she came into this world we latched her immediately. She had no problems latching and the lactation nurses were so amazed that I had already done my research on positioning and breastfeeding. Little did they know, breastfeeding has always been something that I’ve always wanted to do. It was the one thing I was looking forward to the most after giving birth.
We were “Team green” throughout my entire pregnancy. This means we basically didn’t want to know the sex of our baby until we gave birth. It’s an old school approach and many people don’t do this anymore because you can find out the sex of your baby as early as 10 weeks via blood tests.
The next time we have anymore children we will do the same. The surprise at the end is so worth the wait. It was truly the best surprise ever. My pregnancy and brith experience was so great that I cant wait to do it all over again. If you haven’t got a chance to watch our Labor & Delivery vlog or our Gender reveal vlog, make sure you visit our Youtube channel GoodwinSZN. Oh yea, we also did the Baby Mama Dance. It’s Hilarious! Looking forward to the rest of my 4th trimester. Ps: Marae popped on mommy in the middle of the night. Lol