Okay, so this post was a bunch more relevant when I initially wrote it a few weeks ago before The Great Hard Drive Crash of 2012, but, whatever, here it is!
Before I get all into it, I have to say congratulations to Tori Spelling who is expecting baby #4.
And now, getting into it…
Any fellow c-section mamas (Tori is a fellow section-er) slightly freaked by this? Benjamin is just one month younger than her youngest baby, Hattie. This has definitely made me think twice about being
slightly very flippant with taking my pill at the same time every day. I seriously cannot imagine being pregnant again right now.
After Ben was born, I was warned, in the hospital no less, “DO NOT GET PREGNANT AGAIN UNTIL AT LEAST 3 MONTHS HAVE PASSED!” Yes, the doctor spoke in all capitals. Apparently it takes at least that long for your body to be healed enough after a section to be ready to stretch and carry another baby. Seeing as I was just googling, “4 months postpartum c-section pain,” that is clearly accurate information.
While I do get oddly excited when imagining the prospect of being unintentionally pregnant so soon after Ben (in the same, sick way that I used to think, “Ooh, sextuplets!” when watching Jon and Kate Plus 8), I want nothing more than to be able to have a good amount of time to just enjoy HIM before a sibling enters the mix.
I don’t know how I would handle Ben’s babyhood, while simultaneously trying to enjoy being pregnant and get excited for another baby, though I might feel differently if we already had a few children. On top of that, I’ve read that there should be at least 18 months in between pregnancies if you want to go for a VBAC, which I definitely do (more on that later!). Anyway, I’m not gonna lie, this whole thing had me spooked so I may or may not have tried one of these:
No worries, no announcement here.
Anyone who is an avid fan (like me!) of Tori & Dean’s reality show (LOVE Tori, love the show!), will remember how they feel strongly about not announcing a pregnancy until passing the 12 week mark, so I’m assuming they’re past that point already, which would mean the baby was conceived about two months after Hattie was born (some have speculated even sooner!). Well, snaps to them for feeling that romantic so soon after having a baby. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that most new moms would be seriously convinced they were pregnant with baby Jesus that soon after having a baby, if you know what I mean.
I guess one benefit to this close spacing is that she skips the whole paparazzi-speculating-that-she’s-pregnant-again thing, since she’s well with the still-losing-the-baby-weight-so-it’s-acceptable-to-look-still-pregnant range.
Anyway, congrats Tori, and happy pill-taking to the rest of us… cheers!