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#1 MissButtercup

Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:05 PM

I am booked in next week for a ceasarian and was wondering what everyone else did on the morning/day before the surgery to relax?

At the moment I have a million things I want to do either the day before or morning of - wash the sheets & towels, make sure washings up to date, mop the floors, tidy the kids rooms etc.... I know I should be relaxing but I don't think I'll be able to relax until all the chores are done.

What where/are your plans?

Edited by MissButtercup, 14 December 2012 - 06:05 PM.


#2 MissButtercup

Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:35 AM

This morning is THE morning and surprisingly I feel quite calm ..... for now!

#3 Rosepickles

Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:43 AM

Good luck!

#4 ~sydblue~

Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:52 AM

I put my favourite cd in my cd player. Put my headphones on and then just listened to the music. Had a chat to the anaesthetist, which was brilliant as he was able to put me even more at ease about what would happen if the spinal didn't work etc.

#5 BeakyHoneyButt

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:01 AM

The night before DH took quite a few photos.That's all i remember. Best of luck, please let us know how you go  original.gif

#6 whale-woman

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:01 AM

I plan to xplain again to DD that she'll be able to come and see her little sister later in the day and then wander off to the hospital, probably after chucking a tons of last minute things into my bag.

#7 PattiODoors

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:17 AM

I bought a load of celebrity trash mags to read while waiting to go in.
Nothing like reading about a Kardashian dilemma or Nicky Menaj's wardrobe malfunction to take your mind off your impending surgery.
I can't concentrate on a book if I'm waiting to go in somewhere.

I also spent the few days leading up to the big day cleaning and cooking. Although DP is perfectly capable of feeding DD and himself and pushing the vacuum around, I wanted it done properly. I'm a fusspot like that.

Good luck!

#8 MissButtercup

Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:05 AM

Thanks everyone! Our third little girl has arrived and we're both doing ok. Bubs bloody sugar is a little low so has had to have a formula top up. She weighed in at 2.4kg. We have named her Ava Sydney Grace. original.gif

#9 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:04 PM

QUOTE (MissButtercup @ 18/12/2012, 12:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks everyone! Our third little girl has arrived and we're both doing ok. Bubs bloody sugar is a little low so has had to have a formula top up. She weighed in at 2.4kg. We have named her Ava Sydney Grace. original.gif



congratulations!!! i hope her BSL stabalises asap original.gif

#10 fruitbat72

Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:42 PM

I was already in hospital when waiting for my section with DD2 but it went surprisingly quickly.

I distracted myself by watching the "baby" tv and playing Sims3 on my 3DS

Lucky I was first on the list.

#11 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:58 AM

The morning of DS2 scheduled cs I went to the hairdressers for a wash and blow dry. Lovely hair for pics with bubs cool.gif

Congratulations on your bubs.


#12 SCARFACE CLAW

Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:06 AM

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 13/01/2013, 11:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The morning of DS2 scheduled cs I went to the hairdressers for a wash and blow dry. Lovely hair for pics with bubs cool.gif

Congratulations on your bubs.


Oooh I'm going to do that this time (or maybe the night before if I have to go in early)!

DH and I just sat in the waiting room (had to go in at 7am) cracking nervous jokes and watching the Today show. I was sh*tting myself, lol.


ETA: Congratulations on your new arrival OP!

Edited by SCARFACE CLAW, 13 January 2013 - 11:07 AM.


#13 MummyHayles

Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:32 PM

I had an hour car ride to get to the hospital and I had to be there by 7 so I didn't do a lot except get up, leave a note for our then 3 year old saying I'd see her later that day with her new sister and said goodbye to DH's parents who were babysitting.

DH took a few last photos of my belly at the hospital, thats pretty much it. I was so worked up in the week leading up to it, so scared and nervous and then on the morning I felt really calm and relaxed thank goodness!

Good Luck! biggrin.gif

#14 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:59 AM

I had planned getting my hair done for all three cs.....but only one bub stayed put for their date...the other two were emerg cs one-three weeks earlier.






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