I had my 2-week postpartum check up today. It was pretty uneventful. During my c-section, the doctor said it appeared that I’d had a placental abruption. My peri said today that the placenta pathology didn’t confirm it, so if I did have an abruption, it was very recent. Basically, we’ll never know if that’s really what it was or if it was just preterm labor for any number of possible reasons. Because of that, I’ll be on progesterone starting sometime during the second trimester of my next pregnancy.
The doctor who did this c-section also mentioned that my uterus looked thin, and my peri said it was down around my old incision, which is exactly why I was supposed to have a scheduled c-section without going into labor. She said that because of this, she’d like to see two years between pregnancies. I immediately started bargaining, and she agreed that two years between deliveries would be sufficient. I have no idea when we’ll feel ready for another one, but I can live with two years between deliveries. I think.
Things with Ian have been uneventful, thankfully. He’s still not eating, but that’s okay. I’m dying for him to get home, but I know we need to wait. I really hope it’s soon.
I’ve gotten a few lectures over the past few days about not being in the NICU 24 hours a day (I even asked my doctor this morning if Ian’s doctor had called her because they both used the same speech). It’s not even like I am spending a ton of time there. I go in the morning for his feed, come home after that’s finished and I’ve pumped, and then head back by his feed in the early evening. I think I’m probably there more than most parents, but I’m not working and we live really close to the hospital, but I don’t think I’m there THAT much. My doctor assured me that she tells the same thing to every NICU mom she sees and that nobody called her, but I still feel like they’re all looking at me like I’m spending too much time there and not taking care of myself. I swear that I’m fine, though. I could use more sleep, but I have to get up to pump during the night, so that’s not going to happen for a long time.