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mrsamanda's Pregnancy

My Due Date: July 24, 2014
I have given birth!
Age: 35 years old

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Doctor's Appt!
By mrsamanda » Posted Jul. 14, 2014 11:33pm - 753 views - 14 comments

I had pretty much ZERO progression cervix-wise. Doctor said I basically had 2 options. 1) Come in at midnight Wed. night and start induction and see how things go, start Pitocin the next morning (Thurs 39 weeks), basically an all day process of waiting, possibly/more than likely ending up in c-section anyways or, 2) Just opting for the c-section. (For multiple other reasons, but mostly because of my "unfavorable cervix" and the bigger she gets paired with me not really loosening up any. Reluctantly, with a lot of discussion and weighing the pros and cons, we have decided to go for c-section. It's not really exactly what I want, but I want to do what is best and safest for both of us. I cried in the exam room in front of God and my husband and the doctor and my mother, trying to decide on what I "wanted" to do. I've pretty much cried off and on all day at everything. I'm just so hormonal and emotional, I guess. Scared, irritated at everything and everyone, unsure, mad, feeling unprepared, not ready and ready at the same time, rushed, etc. You name it, I'm feeling it. But, it doesn't help, the fact that my DH's dad told us today that they decided they don't want us to bring our two 3 year old cats with us when we come stay with them for a few months. Like, WTF do you expect me to do with my pets that I've had since they were babies, after we've had this decided for almost 2 months that they would just stay in the basement (that NO ONE EVER GOES DOWN INTO, so they would be practically undetected ANYWAYS!). So, now I'm not only stressed about the birth, but that too. I could go on and on about it, but what's the point.

They will be calling me in the morning with the time we need to be at the hospital on Thursday! So, I will be changing over to 39 weeks this Thursday, July 17th and we will be having a baby it seems! I'm not sure how to feel about it. It's kind of surreal to be at this point. I'm feeling all those feelings all at once. Not ready, short on time, excited, freaked out, etc. Lol. I don't know what to do. We got the majority of the rest of the items on my list to pack in the bag. So, we will just have to grab those last minute items like toothbrush, hairbrush, etc. the morning we leave. I'll probably be there until Sunday, doc said. 3 days total since it's a c-section. Not looking forward to that recovery, but maybe it won't be so bad. I want to be able to enjoy our new bundle as thoroughly as possible.

We're going to be requesting for the first hour be for just us 3 for skin to skin and bonding time before any family comes in to meet and greet. Of course, now since we're having a cs, my mom won't be able to be in the room for the birth, she will be coming in first for a little bit before everyone else. Surely, everyone can understand our reasoning for all this without being immature and bitchy about it. They can get glad as quick as they get mad about it and step on out of the hospital if they so choose. It's our baby and we will do what we want. Ya know? We will be posting on Facebook sometime tomorrow after we find out the time we have to be there so everyone will know when to come and about our request so they won't expect to barge right in once she's here.

Anyways, the countdown begins. I hope I feel more excited closer to time, because all I feel right now is ill, irritated, and pissed off because of the whole living/cat situation being dropped on us days before the birth and 2 months after we thought we had this worked out. I shouldn't have to be stressed about that on top of everything else, but I am.

3 days and counting until we meet our baby girl! <3

Comments for this Journal Entry

Comment from BabyClaire11 » Posted Jul. 16, 2014 11:18am
Omgggg you're going to be a mom TOMORROW!!!
i bet you're soo excited!!

Comment from eag923 » Posted Jul. 15, 2014 6:30pm
Planned c sections are much better than having one after hours of labor. Much better. If you are prone to nausea/vomiting, have them premedicated you before hand in your IV. With both of mine, I remember very little after the first cry due to all the spinal meds, so make sure hubby takes lots of pics. The morphine they give you will make you woozy as well. Apparently, I was making phone calls that I don't even remember making once I got back to my room! Lol! After the surgery, you'll spend a few hrs in recovery, so enjoy that time just the 3 of you. I know at my hospital, they kept visitors to a minimum even after you got back to your room - they do consider it major surgery & will look after you. Gl to you! It really is a wonderful experience meeting your child for the first time!

Comment from estone » Posted Jul. 15, 2014 4:31pm
I had a planned csetion with my daughter and it was awesome! I had an emergency with my son the year before, so this was so much better. I definitely recommend the "Abdomend" recovery belt. It helped so much! Good luck!

Comment from Bostonmama08 » Posted Jul. 15, 2014 11:47am
Wow Amanda....I can't believe you will be giving birth in 2 days!! It will be amazing.....just you wait and see!! Take it slow after she's here....and do whats best for you and your family (visitors and such after she's born). You can do this!!

GOOD LUCK!!!

Comment from mrsamanda » Posted Jul. 15, 2014 10:50am
It's not even my FIL. It's his wife. She's so temperamental. They were suppose to just go in the basement where no one ever goes so that's why it doesn't make any sense for her to decide she doesn't want them in the house at all. Their food, litter, and everything would be down there with them and we would just go down there to interact with them and clean up and stuff. And it's only for a few months for Gods sake.

Comment from BabyClaire11 » Posted Jul. 15, 2014 10:23am
I hope you get to keep your kitties :( I'd be heartbroken- they're our little furbabies!! Hopefully he'll change his mind!! Just tell him you'll clean up all their messes, and make sure the litter doesn't smell and all that!! I can't believe you get to meet your baby in just a few days!!! AHHH, I'm so excited for you!!!

Comment from mrsamanda » Posted Jul. 15, 2014 10:20am
Thanks everyone. I'm just trying to focus on Thursday. Seems like I have no time left for anything. Better finish with last minute details!

Comment from acrichton » Posted Jul. 15, 2014 8:58am
OMG it is so exciting you will meet her in just a couple days!!! Ahhh! It is completely normal to have these feelings about the C section. We will do the same for the first hour with the three of us bonding, I think that is a fantastic plan! :) I can't wait to see pics of this beautiful baby girl. You will be in my thoughts!


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