I am 3 weeks post partum. I feel really good in a lot of ways, but tired and worn out in others.
This recovery has been easier than my recovery after Karolina’s c-section. Although, I have noticed I feel bruised almost. I am trying to figure out if it is due to the struggle Anastasia caused in getting her out, or if its normal for a 2nd section, or if maybe I have done too much. Anyway, it’s still been easier, but it’s been a little more stressful.
Even though the gap between Karolina and Anastasia is my longest, it has been hard to parent the 5 bigger ones versus parenting 4 bigger ones after Karolina was born. I can’t quite put my finger on why, though. I am not at the end of my rope, but I do notice a difference.
I had another horrible rash after the bandage tape was removed from my incision. After texting my really good friend, who is a badass nurse, about it I discovered that I basically am allergic to tape, or medically, I have an adhesive allergy. The burn… Oh the burn. I had it much worse post Karolina, though. But! With coconut oil and some essential oils, I was able to clear up the rash in a few days. And, now I know to ask for paper tape for all my medical needs. It only took 2 c-sections, no big deal!
It’s been a good 3 weeks, though. Learning to navigate life with six has been a crazy but fun adventure. I am looking forward to not being in full recovery mode, but am also loving this time with Anastasia and soaking in this season of life!
And now? More pics!