Post # 31
Oh good thread! My son was placed right on my chest in all his slimed goodness and after a few minutes it got a bit scary since he needed cpap and went to the nicu for a few hours. He had zero interest in latching so there was a lot of worry about that.
i did NOT like having family there. we had to kick them out since they almost beat us to the hospital… Visitors stressed me out after a while after he was born too. Nobody ever held my son too long thankfully! Mostly I think I was just nervous as a FTM and would be less anxious next time if that helps!
Post # 32
It is weird how much of a blur that time is even just a few days after. There is just so much going on and you’re overwhelmed! DS was born at 7:30pm and they immediately placed him on my chest for a few minutes of cuddles while they cleaned him off and did a basic check of him. They took him to assess him while the doc pulled out my placenta (not fun) and stiched my episiotomy (also not fun). My mom was also in the room (I kind of regret that now…I made that decision right as I started to push and wish I had kept it just me and DH) so she watched the baby while Darling Husband held my hand as I was not a fan of the manual extraction of the placenta and stitching. Baby was put back on me for skin-to-skin. During that 2-hour time frame I was still in L&D, Darling Husband and I went back and forth holding DS. At around 9:45, we headed to Postpartum. My mom, sisters, and niece were allowed to visit, but my niece couldn’t stay very long (they extended the 10pm no kid rule since she wasn’t allowed in L&D and was heartbroken). Pretty sure I breastfed in that 2-hour timeframe and when we got to Postpartum. The next two days, my sisters came up once or twice, and my aunt visited, but that was it. It was nice actually because we were exhausted and wanted to just figure things out alone. Best of luck! It’s awesome!
Post # 33
when my baby was born they immediately put him on my chest and as soon as my husband cut the cord we did skin to skin. They didn’t do weight or length or anything until we were about to move to the recovery room. The first day we did immediate family only and friends could come the second day it was actually really nice for me and my husband to just have us time with the baby. He didn’t have a bath until late that night and no shots or any test immediately they did all of that hours after he was born. And most people had short visits I think they know it’s overwhelming for new moms.
Post # 34
I just wanted to say it’s so nice to hear that a lot of people requested that no one else be present but Darling Husband. I know when we get pregnant both our families will want to be at the hospital and want to see the baby right away, which is FAR from what I want. I really just want privacy and alone time, and now I know I’m not the only one! Now hopefully I can convince the family to stay away when the time comes..
Post # 35
- Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017
It’s all a blur! She was born at 2.15pm. From what I remember I held her on my chest (she pooped on me!) until the placenta was delivered then passed her to Darling Husband. She was so alert and staring at us. Then I headed to my private room where I tried breastfeeding. I got Darling Husband to take off his shirt so he could do skin-on-skin with her, then I think Darling Husband was calling family and I called my parents. Then I think we took photos of her and at some point maybe 2 hours after birth I took a shower and had crazy hallucinations in there.. it had been a long 2 days! Presumably I took a nap at some point, then dinner came at 6 and I did my best to eat a lot as I hadn’t eaten in 24 hours but didn’t have much appetite. I announced on facebook after dinner, and I kept a diary and apparently I nursed her 6 more times before midnight but I really don’t remember the evening at all! We had no visitors for 24 hours 😀