I am starting to think of questions to ask the various doctors we’ll be working with. Some of them are simple things that wouldn’t matter to most people, but to me they matter. Yes, I have many not so simple questions in there too, but todayI thought I would put some of the simpler ones down here so you can get a peek into my head.
- When I have the C-section will I get to see and hold my son? Yes, I know they will need to sew me back up and do some basic checking on my little man, but will I get some time in recovery to hold Mason, look at his fingers, toes, back, and nose? Time to kiss on him and tell him how much mommy loves him before they take him to another hospital without me? Will it be possible or will he be taken immediately to Childrens?
- Do I really have to stay four days in the hospital after my C-section? If so, will I be allowed to visit Mason’s hospital on a ‘hall pass” more than once?
- Once I’m out of the hospital am I allowed to stay with Mason at his hospital day and night, or do I have visiting hours to deal with? Yes, I know I’ll want to go home and see my other children to reassure them mommy is okay and love on them, but while my baby is in the hospital I want to be with him. How can we make that happen?
- How do you prepare your other children for the sudden disappearance of both parents for a large portion of several weeks? Yes, I know they’ll be with grandma, which I’m grateful for, so I’m not worried for them so much as I’m sad we’ll be apart so much. How do I explain that to my current baby who will barely be a year old?
- Just what are my restrictions after the C-Section? If I can’t drive how can I get to my baby? How will I cope with lifting restrictions? C-sections stink folks, it sucks that I have to have one even though I understand it will be the best for Mason. It just complicates life for weeks afterward instead of feeling back to normal within two days of birth.
Sigh. Just typing some of that out is making me cry this morning. I want to hold and protect my son, I want to be the one doing the medicines, bandages, diapers, and such, but we’ll have to rely in many ways on total strangers because his needs are more than I know how to meet. I just want to hold my baby.