Thursday, July 9, 2009

Touchy Feely.

So here's a little something they don't teach you in pregnancy school: your belly will remain numb for quite some time after a C-section, possibly forever.

You read that right: forever.

It's the strangest sensation to not be able to feel your pants touching your skin...or even another person touching you.

There is a flip side to this coin: I can just see Alex at 2 years old standing on his little tiptoes at my feet with his arms flailing in the air, pounding on my belly 'cause it's as high as he can reach screaming at the top of his squealy lungs, "Mommy! Mommy!"

And I will look down at him and say, "Son, I can't feel that. So Mommy doesn't even know you're throwing a temper tantrum right now."

3 comments:

Andrea Schultz said...

Ha, I should have told you this...I think the good thing is, when my pants are too tight in the waist, I can't feel it, good stuff :)

Andrea Schultz said...

Sorry, my comma's are all in the wrong place...my heads not on straight...point was it's nice the stomach is numb bc you can't feel your tight pants.

Our really empty nest said...

HA so true, my "baby" is 22 years old and the left side of my incission is still numb! Sue