Wednesday, August 9, 2006

39 i s the new 40

The doctor tells us we will probably be having baby girl a week earlier than we were planning.  Not that we're farther along, but because he's going to be out of town, well, COUNTRY, on her due date.  So, it looks like we'll be meeting our daughter on August 23rd or 24th.  What we don't know yet is whether she'll be making her grand entrance by c-section or natural delivery.  At this time, I'm guessing c-sec since she hasn't turned herself around yet, as far as we can tell.  Next Monday is our next doctor's appointment and we will be finding things out and finalizing the delivery date then.  And, I'm hoping for a c-section now, since I hear inducing can be WAY more painful than regular labor. 
In the meantime, I don't think I've become one of those pregnant women who says "I can't wait til this is over.  GET her out allready!" because they're soooo miserable.  I do get VERY hot, but its the summer and who else isn't burning up, really?  And I'm not getting a full night's sleep now, but I'm getting more than I will once she arrives--in fact, I think last night was the best night of sleep I've had for about 2 months. YEA!!!!  ANd I take naps after work, so, I'm doing okay.  I never had morning sickness and I didn't have the strange cravings.  I could pretty much do whatever I wanted to until my fluid got low.  Now, I stay off my feet as much as I am able to do, and that's actually kind of nice, too.  Besides all this, I also have a WONDERFUL husband who has been doing SOOOO much to help through this whole pregnancy.  Give him a standing-O, people!!!  Unfortunately, many people go through this alone or with someone who just doesn't know what to do and doesn't even try to help.  I AM BLESSED!!! 
So, it sounds like I'm giving my acceptance speech at the Academy Awards, I guess.  Well, of course I want to thank GOD!!  SERIOUSLY!!  He has brought us through this in His great and mighty way.  All our fears, He has calmed.  All our infirmities, He has healed.  All our anxieties, He has stilled.  He has been faithful in every way, giving us a healthy baby girl to love and care for.  What an honor that we have been chosen to be her parents.  AND He has given us fabulous friends and family to help us care for and nurture her, and who support and encourage us so often.  Thanks, people!! 

I will do my best to blog again before she comes and hopefully more after she comes.  Forgive me if I seem like I'm slacking, but we're having a baby!


Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Well, I GUESS we'll let you slack a little...LOL! Love ya bunches, and I can't wait to meet baby girl! (And of course Jamie and I can't wait to see you again, too!!!)

Anonymous said...

i am ready for a trip to chattanooga as soon as i get the word. i cannot wait to meet baby girl. i love all 3 of you !!!!!

Suze said...

you gotta love those docs who make sure babies are born at THEIR convenience...sigh...but then again, even doctors need vacations, right?

i hope it goes well!

heather honaker said...

you know, my dr told me that if everything worked out timing wise, she would induce me, just so that SHE could deliver. but i want her to do that... i mean, i've had to meet all the other dr's in the office, b/c you never know who's on duty when the time comes. but sandy, my dr, has been amazing for me during this whole trying thing. so i WANT her to deliver little josie! :)

Lydia said...

My doctor KNOWS how much I want HIM to be the one to deliver the baby, so the fact that we are having her early is just as much my idea as anyone else's. I had a nightmare early on about another doctor delivering the baby and things not being done the way I wanted them done. The doctor just didn't seem to care about me at all. WELL, I KNOW my real doctor cares about me and my fears. We've talked about so many different things through the pregnancy and he has been very understanding and comforting to Geron and me. SO, early baby being delivered by Dr.K, GREAT! I know she'll be landing in good hands!

Becca said...

I was induced. I don't know about regular labor, but pain is pain. I was told the contractions were more intense, but I was pretty much OK until the pitocin level started to reach 16. If you're dilating, you get epidural, so that's a wash.

I was very tempted by c-section, but I'm glad I didn't have it. The main discomfort from the labor was enough to slow me down after I got home. I can't imagine what it would be like with the incision. I mean, you're pretty much confined to bed then and no lifting.