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Thursday, August 2, 2012

29 Week Update

I haven't posted much about my pregnancy on here, mainly because I was keeping mum because of the rubella exposure and some other drama. However, since I posted the only baby bump piv I have and probably will have taken this pregnancy, I thought I should post an update.

I will be 29 weeks tomorrow and holy cow has it gone by quickly! I know it will be October before I know it and it seems like we still have so much more to do to finish the house and get Baby Girl's room ready for her. Alan keeps telling me not to freak out, that everything will be done with time to spare, but if you know me even a little...yeah much easier said than done!

I had an appointment with my obgyn today and she said everything looks good, except that Baby Girl is measuring 33 weeks and since she's been ahead two appointments in a row, I have a growth u/s at my next appointment. Oh no! Another chance to see my daughter! My sister-in-law was joking around last night that I'm going to be bringing her to my sprinkle in September, but I am not worried in the least about her being "big." Third trimester growth u/s's are notoriously inaccurate and while it may say she's already 6lbs, I highly doubt it. There's no way I would allow her to be born before 37 weeks. I don't want to risk her going to the NICU and me stuck in recovery from a c-section and unable to move for 8-10 hours and unable to see her more than I have to. And yes that does happen. It happened to a good friend of mine actually. Her daughter was born at 36 weeks and wound up in the NICU with her unable to see her for several days because she was recovering and her baby was transferred to a different hospital! But, off I go on a tangent...

Another thing we did at my appointment was schedule my c-section. I am not thrilled at all about having a repeat, but I am trying to make the best of it. At least this time my baby girl will get to stay with me in recovery as long as she's ok instead of me being in recovery for over two hours with my mom pissed off that I can't see and hold my baby...can you tell I'm still pissed off about Ewan's birth :-) But again, another tangent...

7 comments:

  1. Holy crap, I can't believe you're that far along already!

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  2. Octover will absolutely be here before you know it! When is her official birthday? Still thinking Oct 3rd? I still think they may try to take her early - but hopefully not! :) Can't wait to meet my Niece!!!! <3 <3 <3

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  3. Yay for getting close!

    I understand that disappointment very well. We had gotten into a horrible car accident and I was nearly killed. I broke my pelvis in 3 places and was told, I'd never be able to have kids vaginally. When I found out I was pregnant with my oldest, I searched for a doctor that would at least let me try. I found one, then I ended up with an Emergency c-section anyway. (It was a combination of my pelvis injury and the baby in distress over the cord wrapped around his neck twice). The second time around, I wasn't able to get a choice.

    It was rough, but at the end of the day, when I look at my babies, I know that it doesn't matter if they were born vaginally or through my tummy.

    Oh and repeat c-sections are amazing! I was up and moving around that evening!

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  4. I know deep down that in the end all that matters is that you have a healthy baby, but I do have a lot of unresolved feelings about Ewan's birth and they have contributed to my post partum and prenatal depression. With Ewan, I was up and moving around as soon as I could, I think it was about 10 hours later (he was born at almost midnight). This one will be born during the day so I'm sure I will be moving around by late that night.

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  5. I think...and hope..that you will have a totally different experience this time. I've had three c-sections now. The second one was by far the easiest. I wasn't worn out from the surgery and was very alert. I actually loved the recovery time because it is one whole hour with just you, your husband, and the baby. A nurse is in there, but they want you to have as much skin to skin contact as possible. I wasn't able to get out of bed until the next morning though every time, so I'm not sure how it will be for you. Which hospital are you delivering at? Best of luck. I always went into my deliveries with no expecations except for a healthy baby and pretty much got it (some minor issues with Gavin and Lilah). In the end, that is all that really matters!

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    1. I'm delivering at The Women's Hospital. One of things I'm most excited about is her being in recovery with me. At the hospital where Ewan was born, that wasn't allowed and I spent the entire time in recovery really upset that I couldn't be with him while Alan was in the nursery with him. I'm not thrilled about the prospect of major surgery at all, but I'm doing my best to make sure the things I can control happen :-)

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  6. I've had all of my babies there and LOVE it! The nurses I had were always nice and I like that they have lactation consultants 24 hours a day. I don't think anyone is thrilled about having major surgery:( Hopefully, you will go through it with no major complications. I'll be thinking and hoping the best for you!

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