C-section: the pros
I could go on about how great my birth was, but I'll save that for another post. What I will tell you today is what has been my favourite thing so far about having a surgical over a natural birth. With my last baby, I suffered such trauma physically that sex was the last thing on my mind for the best part of six months. Well, actually, it wasn't, but however much I wanted to, it wasn't worth the pain. And it's not very romantic to say; "hold that thought honey, I'll just get the local anesthetic gel." even after a whole tube, it was still time to grit my teeth, at least for the first few minutes.
Today, our daughter is three weeks old. And guess what we got up to last night?! It has helped that she is a much more settled baby than our son was.
I hadn't realised, after a physically demanding pregnancy that literally dictated how far I could open my legs for the past six months, how much I'd missed my husband. And sex! The physical closeness it brings. And it's still as fantastic as it always was :-)
Just slightly quicker and quieter than usual. But after six months and with a sleeping newborn in a bedside cot next to us, can you blame us?!