My only concern going into surgery (other than a little fear of the needle they were putting into my back) was a big fear of the recovery! With Ellington, recovery was awful. I was in pain for weeks and it didn't help that nursing was horribly painful for the first 2 weeks. Everyone that I had asked and all of the blogs that I had read said that recovery from a planned c-section was easy peasy. And you know what? They were 100% correct!
Recovery this go round was ten thousand times better than last time. If it weren't for the powerful drugs that numbed my legs for half a day, I would have been walking around like nothing happened. Seriously, my 2 birth experiences were like night and day. Even now (one week postpartum), I have to keep reminding myself that venturing out or planning activities is not a good idea when I have to bring along a still-adjusting one week old. Ellington was much older when I felt like I would be okay outside of the comfort of my own home.