when I had dd I made them bring Jamie in so he could see her with ME able to see. I was so worried that they would show her to him while I was still in recovery.
This time, dd and ds both saw Luke while I was in recovery. Things kind of happened to fast to plan it out.
Angie - with Deacon I was still being stitched up when DH took Deacon back to the room. Everyone was in there waiting so they all got to see him without me seeing their reaction. I was really sad about that. This time I plan to be holding her as I am wheeled to my room from recovery.
The weird thing is that with my last csection I didn't go to recovery but with a planned csection you are in recovery for 2-3 hours. Interesting. However, if I VBAC I think it will be so much harder to keep people out of the room vs a recovery room behind locked doors - lol.
with dd and ds1 I was only in recover for about an hour, maybe. This time I was there for almost 4 because they couldn't get my bleeding under control. Everyone who was in the waiting room left before I even got back to my room. No one got to hold Luke until the next day but everyone saw him first.
All of that is the reason I don't want a c-section! I want to be able to see everyone's (especially my daughters) reaction when they see him for the first time. I want to be able to show him off to everyone. I think I'd be really sad if I didn't get that opportunity.
When I had my last 2 c-sections, immediate family- my mom and my dd (at the 2nd) were allowed to come into recovery. This time as far as I understood they can come to recovery this time as well. I guess it would depend on your hospitals policy. The baby now stays with the mom/dad while surgery is finished. Unless something is wrong.
Our hospital changed the visitation rules- at first I thought it was odd but it does make sense. The waiting room has been changed and has only approx 6-10 chairs. We were told that is for a reason!
Spouses, a support person, children then 4 people on your list can visit. for us, grandparents will be the 4. It is too bad that my sisters and my aunt who will be visiting from out of town can't come up as with the c-section I will be there at least 3 days. But those who have vaginal are only there for 1-2 days- so instead of cramming a million visitors in - they have to wait till they go home. Which I think is a good thing- helps the recovery period and especially for new moms that may need the time to recover, work with nurses...
Nicholas won't be one of the first to meet his sister. MIL is going to be in the delivery room if all goes as planned so she will meet Emily first and then depending on the time that I have her, my parents and Nicholas will come together to meet Emily for a little bit and then go home. I don't want to interrupt Nicholas' schedule too much so he will either come in the morning before lunch or in the afternoon after naptime. If I have her past 5pm or so it will probably be the next day. Clif may go home to sit with Nicholas while he sleeps so my parents can come for a bit but their main "job" is to watch over Nicholas for us. It's very exciting and I know people want to meet her, but my understanding is the first 24 hours are going to be a little rough with checking Emily's blood sugar and she may have to get an IV if she isn't doing well
Lol yep, I think that's the way it is with everyone! Don't worry, it'll all be over soon... and then you might miss it lol!
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