The Day Before My C-Section….

It’s 1am and I’m supposed to be sleeping but I can’t! I keep thinking about tomorrow. Have I packed enough in my hospital bag for my son and I? I’ve always tried to plan and schedule my day but tomorrow is one of those days where nothing can be planned… I have no control of what is going to happen but I keep praying that everything will be okay.

Here I am lying in bed, staring at my husband thinking about how life is going to change for us once again. Tomorrow is the start of a new day… but for us it’s a start to parenting all over again, for me it’s a start to motherhood all over again.

Will things be different this time around?

The day before my C-Section….

It’s 3:30am and I’m up again… this time because I needed to use the toilet. Something I won’t miss about being pregnant. I spent half my life in here during the past 9 months but today I’m sitting here thinking…

Will I be able to give both my kids the attention they deserve? I’m worried about my daughter, how will she react when she meets her brother for the first time? Will I be one of those parents that have a favourite between their kids?

Wait… why am I thinking about this now? I should be enjoying the last moments of being pregnant. I should be thinking about spending time with my daughter who tomorrow will be promoted to a big sister. I should be telling my husband how much I love and appreciate him. I think it’s time I stop thinking and try to sleep…

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Hi, I’m Shan. I’m an entrepreneur and a sucker for good adventures. I was listed in Forbes Africa 30 under 30 2019 and just recently launched my start-up – MomSays.

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  1. Heather
    2015-09-21 / 20:42

    Thinking of you! I remember it was tough to sleep the night before too!

  2. upliftingfam
    2015-09-26 / 04:35

    As a mom, I have had the rare opportunity to experience all three kids of births. The easiest was my natural unmedicated birth (not exactly planned that way just happened). I was about to get an epi and my son said Nope, he started coming before they could do it. He was induced too.

    My daughter I had an epidural, pitocin, and an episotomy. It took forever for the episotomy to heal. We are talking at least a year. It was horrible.

    My third turned breech last week of pregnancy. I knew immediately that it meant a c-section. Though my doctor was open to turn him but it was considered risky due to placenta on the front side of my belly. I just went with the safest alternative for both me and my son. The c-section hurt but it wasn’t the worst thing in the world. I think the episotomy pain was far worse.

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