View Full Version : What did you do the day before your elective c-section?
:wave: Just wondering, if you had a booked elective c-section, did you do anything particularly special the day before?
I am going in for mine on Monday so tomorrow is my last day of "freedom" so to speak :laughing: My plan is to sleep in, clean the house top to bottom and to make sure my bags are packed for the next day. Nothing exciting I know. DH and I may go to my parents for dinner but not sure yet - depends on how tired I feel.
So what did you do, if anything?
I had my c-section on a tuesday.
Monday i went and did the food shopping, went and saw some friends.
Monday night hubby worked night shift so i changed bedroom around. unpacked and repacked bag several times. Got Hailee's room ready for when she went in there coz i thought i wouldnt have it done in time (she is almost 11 weeks and still not in there so dont know why i was worried LOL nerves i say)
Tuesday mornin i had to be at hospital by 7am so before i left i showered and cleaned house and did a load of washing.
Lookin back i think i had to keep busy coz if i didnt i would have been a mess. ( Emergency c-section with Kobi and it all went to sh*t durin and after c-section did hold Kobi til he was 3 days old coz of my recovery process and my after affects of c-section lost way to much blood in theather coz they clipped and atrery)
Well thats what i did before c-section. lookin back i wish i had takin it easy but hey i cant go back now lol.
This was six years ago, but I did three weeks worth of school work so I didn't fall behind (distance education) and I went and stayed at the hospital that night. If I have to have a c section this time, I am definitely relaxing and doing something special!
I went to get my nails, eyelash tint, waxing and hair done because i knew it would be a while before Id get the chance to do all those things once the baby was born.
Spent the whole day trying to get DS2 to turn around so I woudn't need the c-section. Didn't work.
Interesting stories :)
Orelander - that sounds like heeeeeaven!
I ended up cleaning the house yesterday so today I am having lunch with my parents and then just a quiet night with DH. Nothing exciting really but I did have a nice sleep in :)
You could start a journal, talk about your preparations, how you're feeling and continue it once bubs is born. I had the best intentions to do it with mine and never did, wish I did though, you forget some of the little things. It is a great gift when they are older.
I did a Garage Sale for my friend :D
Then cleaned the house top to bottom, something I assumed wouldn't get done by anyone else but me after bubs was born........
My prediction was right!
I did do that too actually. I wrote a letter to my baby when I was 5 months pregnant, and I wrote in my pregnancy journal and wrote another letter to my baby the night before, while waiting in hospital. I have since written a few more letters to him, and they are carefully stashed away until he is older.
I spent the day with DS and went out for dinner
I think we ordered take away, rented a movie and enjoyed our last moments of being just the 2 of us without any kids.
I was induced with DD, so knew she was coming too lol I spent the time with DS snuggling up and that night cried because he's not going to understand whats going on.. he's just a baby (he was 20 months :o)
I had my c section on the 19th Feb, We all went out for dinner and then watched a dvd! I think it was important to jus relax, it helped with that nervous feeling! :)
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