Only 12 days until we meet this baby! I have done all I can to try and prevent having to go forward with the c-section, but because the doctor who did my fibroid surgery back in 2007 did a terrible job in her OP note of describing what she did, there is no way to know how far into the uterus she cut. So, the doctors are all scared of letting me labor. So, bright and early on the 19th, we will be welcoming the little one into the world.
I woke up 2 hours early this morning not able to sleep anymore, worrying about what still needs to be done before the baby gets here and hoping that somehow during the night the election results had changed. Alas, they had not. So, I spent the next two hours writing a birth plan, googling for new maids because me.rry mai.ds that we have been using just suck and I am tired of them, and designing the invitation for the baptism, and then had a good cry on husband's shoulder when he finally woke up. Needless to say, I feel just a little overwhelmed.
I have spent the last several months talking with my doctor about my wishes for how the c-section goes (wanting immediate skin to skin contact and delaying newborn procedures for 2 hours) and have put together a birth plan documenting it all. Let's just hope he abides by it and doesn't pull a switch-a-roo on me at the last minute.
Baby has continued to do well despite the continued horrible progesterone numbers. I am still in zone 1. PPVI had me go in for a biophysical profile last Friday to make sure things are OK given the persistent low progesterone. Baby scored perfect. And, I had a follow up appointment today and the OB decided to do a non-stress test to make sure since Omaha had raised the issue. Baby is doing great, but apparently I am having contractions that I don't feel. Luckily, though, they are not doing anything. He did a check on me and there is no progress. Thank goodness, I started to get afraid he was going to tell me we're doing this c-section tomorrow.
So, gladly, baby is still in there hanging out and not ready to go anywhere. Now I just need to try and relax and enjoy these last 12 wonderful days of pregnancy. The past 8 months have gone by so fast.