After a C-section, nurses take over to do what’s called “Recovery.” Basically, what this means is that they are helping the child “recover” after the rigors of birth.
Witnessing a recovery for the first time is quite traumatic, especially when it’s YOUR child! Hearing your baby cry for the first time awakens a Protector gene in the parent (at least that’s what it felt like!)
I felt like they were being too rough with him! I cringed when they stuck needles in him! That nurse put too much ointment on his eyes! They rubbed him raw when giving him his first bath! If Fischer could have spoken, he wouldn’t have called it “Recovery,” he would have called it “Torture!!!”
It wasn’t until later that I learned that all that crying was good for Fischer! It helped his little lungs develop and rid them of some of that fluid.
I still think there could be a better name than Recovery, but at least I don’t think it’s evil any more!