I’m officially 6 weeks post c-section and birth, so I thought I would do a quick update all about how I’m handling the healing process this time round.
I don’t know if it’s because it was an elective caesarean or because it was the second time round but I found the healing process physically far easier and much nicer than the first one. Now don’t get me wrong, the first 2 weeks or so I was in a lot of pain and unable to do any lifting or carrying, but after about week 3 I’ve found the pain rapidly easing off and I’ve haven’t had the need to take any painkillers for about 2 weeks now.
My scar is also healing up nicely, feeling far less raw than last time. I remember having my six week check up after Frey and the scar still looking very fresh and new, but thankfully with Sigi my scar has healed far quicker and looks like it did several months after I had Frey
The biggest worry for me was my mental health, but I can happily say that right now I’m doing really good. I haven’t had it perfect (no mum whose just given birth ever does) but I’ve been so much better this time round. I haven’t been feeling anxious over every little thing or feeling like I’m just doing a terrible job. I’ve also managed to go out without the kids, something I couldn’t do when Frey was born as it sent me into a panic.
With my being in just a good place mentally has really allowed me to enjoy the newborn phase this time round, something I’m truly thankful for.
The only thing I haven’t enjoyed is my body, I’m the heaviest I’ve ever been. Last time my anxiety was at such a high that I just didn’t notice my body. This time I haven’t been so lucky, and I’m just feeling really uncomfortable at the moment. Thankfully though I’m looking on the positive side as I’m seeing the doctor this week, so hopefully I should be cleared to start exercising again, and then I’ll start feeling more like myself again.