Postpartum check up nightmare
So I had rescheduled my 6 week pp visit to today (7 weeks) so my dad could help with Henry. Because at my 2 week pp check up he screamed the whole time and I couldn't hear my midwife. So we get there, I tried to nurse him because he had just woken up from a nap and he was all smiley but not hungry yet. He does this thing where he just takes the nipple in his mouth and smiles..haha. So I knew he was going to be hungry when we got there and just in case I packed a bottle for my dad.
They called me back and at that moment he started to fuss. Then they weigh me and take my bp and she asks me how the baby is. I said great and that he seems less colickly fingers crossed. At that very moment I hear my son in the waiting room crying.
I see the midwife and she asks how the baby was and I told her that he was better but in a bad mood right now bc its lunchtime. She does the vaginal exam and I hear a baby right outside the exam door and I said "I'm glad I am not the only one with a screaming baby." But then the door opens and a nurse has a screaming Henry in her arms. I was like...umm my dad has a bottle and I kinda have someones hands in my vag right now. The nurse said that he refused the bottle and wants me.
So we rushed to finish. I couldn't even get a full vaginal exam because it hurt too bad. I mean it burned like hell and I said "stop." I guess 4th degree tears take longer to heal?
So then I nurse him in the exam room and he was so upset that he would not latch. He just cried with a nipple in his mouth for a good 3 minutes and I had to talk him down and sing to him to get him calm enough to eat.
Agh....so embarrasing. I was kinda pissed at my dad at first, but he said he was just sort of crying when the nurse approached him and offered to take him and thats when he escalated.
So what is this? Separation anxiety already? He has taken a bottle from my dad and my MIL before, and did fine. But I was there both times. And he takes a bottle from DH every night. I'm worried how daycare is going to go now. This sunday we are leaving him with MIL and going to lunch by ourselves, so we shall see how that goes. I'm scared now though.