Well, that BACKfired Part 2

Right after our successful “sip n see” parties (on trend with the idea being “sipping champagne and seeing the new baby~ perhaps the other way around for me) and after a successful 1 month doc appointment where the baby only weighs a little over 7lbs (a pretty common birth weight but what can I say my babies come early and petite!! 7lbs was the goal for 2 weeks but at least the Peds isn’t worried and only tells me to “keep doing what I’m doing”) something happens…

The baby is fine but all of a sudden, his mama is anything but…

It all happens so fast I sit down (think low squat) and I can literally feel myself tear…

The pain is hell on earth and the blood is trickling down my legs.

I actually have no idea what is happening only that I’m in acute pain and that this is potentially very, very serious…

Thank God my mom is here so I can discuss this with her but even if she suggest going to the ER right away (wise woman), I put on a ginormous pad (hello diaper) and huge comfy (pregnancy) pants and take my two older kids to school.

I almost have to stand when I’m driving (which is next to impossible of course) even if we put one of those after delivery rings (“donut pillow things) down on my seat-obviously understanding that this is some sort of birth injury but not understanding why it’s happening NOW?? Four weeks AFTER delivery…

The pain is excruciating…

I call my OB office and ask to speak with a nurse as soon as my kiddos are safely in their classroom, she (almost) screams “ER now” as soon as I explain the feeling and location of the tear…

I rush home (as fast as I can without you know being able to sit) and as the pain increases so does my worry…

I take my tiny 4-week old son from my mom (since he is nursing so often, and since I don’t know how long I will be gone, I’ll have to bring him to the hospital) who now has to stay home with my 22 month old as I quickly explain that the nurse agrees with her!

The blood is still slowly leaking out and there seems to be some yellow stuff as well-it’s confusing since I’m still bleeding a lot from after birth as well.

How do you tell the difference and where is it coming from? Major TMIs here, excuse me people!

Maybe I’ll just admit this; since I need to know how it looks and more exactly where I’m “hurt” before I need to explain it to the ER nurses/doctors- I need to see it…

It is a very difficult (and painful) task but…

Yup it’s torn…

Raggedy edges and ALL the way back…

About jennym

A doctor of psychology and a mother of four writing about the struggles and joys and the ups and downs of motherhood, marriage, pregnancies, deliveries and her absolute love for her children in a humoristic yet down to earth weekly blog!

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