(Closed) Did you want anything after giving birth?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

When I had my kids I just wanted a nap, and to have my baby with me. A few hours later I was starving…so maybe food after awhile. But mainly I wanted peace. During labor I tried sleeping or resting with the lights off and had no interest in attempting to focus on anything.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

That’s so sweet of you!  I haven’t had kids yet, so I don’t know from experience, but I think a really comfy pillow would be a nice gift.  Maybe some chocolate if she likes that, or a different favorite candy?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

A few things that might be nice is a nap(I couldnt sleep due to adrenaline but I wish I could) and a good meal (I didnt eat for over 24 hours and although I had no appetite it was nice to have a good meal nearby)… biggest thing is support… be her support because that is huge

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I wanted Quiznos and a nap. I really wanted flowers too. I don’t know why.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Food!!! I had a cesarean so I couldn’t eat before and they kept me on a liquid diet for a little while after.  As soon as I got the OK all I wanted was a sandwhich, seriously. Right after she delivers she will probably just want sleep and baby time.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Flowers are a lovely gesture. I ended up having a c-section and couldn’t eat anything for 24 hours, but having coconut water was amazing! A nice nutritious meal would probably be good- a hearty soup or something like that! 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

All I wanted after giving birth was a ton of Sprite and to be out of the hospital. I think the best thing someone could have given me was a text message that said “I’ll run to any store or restaurant and grab whatever you want. What can I get you?”  One of our family acquaintances asked what I needed(a Big Mac)brought it to me, and stayed in the hospital room less than five minutes. He brought food AND didn’t linger for an hour?! I barely even know that man and I will love him for the rest of my life.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I brought my Future Sister-In-Law a gourmet french toast flavored cupcake after she gave birth, she loved it! 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I really wanted a piece of carrot cake! 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

Ask her if she wants her favorite food! Our first baby is due in July and I’ve been quite cautious about what I eat during pregnancy so I already have plans for what I want to have immediately afterwards!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I just wanted a nap and a shower…not sure you can help her with that. 🙂

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

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sparklesbelle:  Food.  That’s all I wanted.  Other than I wanted alone time with my husband and new baby.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I had a c section, but I wanted food and water right after. 

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