Hi ladies! I'm sorry I dropped off the planet, Alice had the colic until a month ago and I am finally starting to get the hang of things.
I'm still processing her birth, which surprises me. Nothing bad happened, it was a great birth and I couldn't have asked for a better support team. I got what I wanted. But there are still things that I am running through my head and dealing with.
The pain is one thing. Looking back on it, I'm realizing it was above and beyond what a lot of women experience in birth. It was like my body was crushing itself from my ribs down to my knees. My belly, back, hips, vagina, butt and thighs all felt immense crushing pain. I'm amazed that I didn't buckle, that I actually did a natural birth with that kind of pain. If I have another baby I will be going to a chiropractor til the end though. The pain in my legs and hips are an ongoing issue that was made 10X worse in labor.
I wish I had been in better shape for the labor. I could barely stand between contractions during active labor, mostly I lay in bed on my side.
I am absolutely terrified at this point of going through that again. Even though it was the most strengthening experience of my life.
Can anyone relate?