Post # 92
@iarebridezilla: WOW! You go girl!! Congrats on your beautiful daughter! DH and I will be ttc soon and I plan on going the natural birth route as well! As gruesome as your story was (vaganus–WHAT?!), your attitude regarding your whole process is soo encouraging for me to still pursue the natural route. It hasn’t deterred me at all! I just pray that when my turn comes around, I have the strength to approach the experience like you did! Thanks for sharing the story, and for being so encouraging and positive about your ordeal.
Post # 93
She is absolutely gorgeous! Look at that pretty hair!
You are a warrior, and such an inspiration. Your attitude is wonderful. You had a pretty brutal experience, but you are seeing all the good in the situation, rather than sulking. Amazing lady!
Congrats on your bundle (and feeling so great)!
Post # 94
MY NAME IS ELIZABETH.
i think she’s my soulmate.
you’re just the best.
Post # 95
MY MIDDLE NAME IS ALSO ELIZABETH! 😀
Also, I am curious. How long do the doctors estimate your lady bits will take to heal? I’m just curious how long it would take to recover from a vaganus, it sounds horrifying!
Post # 96
That makes so much sense! Our bodies are capable of amazing things if we just let them do what they are made to do! 🙂
Post # 97
Congratulations!! You should be so proud! You have such a beautiful baby.
Post # 98
- Wedding: August 2018 - Parklands, Quendon Hall
Oh my goodness, I am even more terrified of giving birth in the future! Sounds horrific. Well done for being an absolute trooper and congrats on your beautiful little girl!
Post # 99
the stitches should be dissolved within a couple of weeks, and I’m barred from sex for at least 8 weeks — not the usual 6 weeks … But beyond that, it totally depends on my body! I have been doing so awesome thus far, I hope things can continue like this — I basically feel recovered already, except that I need to do twice-daily Epsom salt baths and ointment and a little spray bottle thing to bidet myself when I go to te bathroom. I think a few weeks of that and I’ll be good to go!
Post # 100
@iarebridezilla: ohhhhhhh my gawd…….I read that with my legs crossed and cringing…yeeeeikes
I swear, that just made me glad for my c section.
Holy what an ordeal, great that you and baby are ok…congrats to you on your beautful little one!
Post # 101
Wow that was one birth story I hope I never have to read again! You are an animal! Great job getting through that and giving birth naturally! So glad to hear from you, she’s absolutely beautiful!
Post # 102
I cried my eyes out!
She actually looks sooo much like me when I was a baby…it’s weird!! LOL too bad I don’t have a pic on hand!
I love all of her hair! So precious!
Sorry to hear about everything you went through…but you did an amazing job!!!!
Post # 103
Congratulations! Your daughter is really beautiful.
A vaganus was my worst nightmare; kudos to you for handling it with such humor and grace.
Post # 104
What a story… probably one of the best things I’ve ever read on the bee. Also one of the scariest… I just looked up the statistics for vaginal birth trauma, and they were not very comforting.
It really makes me think that this movement for vaginal births at all costs is not such a good thing. The stats aren’t at all cut and dried. There are lots of factors to bear in mind when making an informed decision.
Post # 105
- Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park
I love your attitude and I think I love you. I would ONE MILLION TIMES OVER rather have a tear and a vaganus than a c-section, unless it were the only way to get the baby out safely. Abdominal wall surgery is NOT A MINOR THING, people.
Post # 106
You are such a badass birthing rock star!