Everyone who's had a baby will tell you to take advantage of hospital time to recover because coming home to little ones is stressful.
I tried - I really did but there are just so many interruptions! And once they find out you plan to breast feed, they will drop baby off at every chance - usually because the nursery is understaffed.
Between sleeping and visiting with baby throughout the first night, I saw the following people:
* 12am - my nurse for blood pressure
* 4am - my nurse for blood pressure and pain medication
* 5am - blood work
* 5:30am - baby shows up for feeding
* 6:00am - someone - can't remember who
* 7:30am - my doctor shows up to review my health
* 8:00am - breakfast and my nurse for blood pressure
* 8:30am - baby is back for feeding
* 8:45am - someone shows up to drop off social security paperwork for baby
* 9:00am - baby's pediatrician shows up to talk about his health
* 10:00am - shower and nurse drops off pain meds
* 10:30am - baby's scheduled circumcision
* 12:00pm - lunch and my nurse for blood pressure
* 1:00pm - finally get 1 hour nap
* 2:00pm - baby is back for feeding, spends the remainder of the day with me
By end of the day I asked them to hold baby for one feeding by bottle and bring him back for 2nd feeding - which I planned to be around 4am - queue surprise visit at 1:45am below!
Is it any wonder I was ready to check out after lunch the following day? I had a choice to stay till 7pm where husband would get off work and discharge self and baby or leave around noon with mother-in-law and Charlotte. I chose early discharge so I could spend time with Charlotte and get pain medication filled before closing time. More on Charlotte's behavior with baby later.
Rachel, how can you remember who came in and visited you that first day! I am amazed! I was so tired and overwhelmed I hardly took notice. Haha! Now I see why you wanted to get home. I usually had a two day stay after each baby. Did you really only stay about 25 hours? You are strong! Wow!
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