Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Loose Ends

The calls have started. The Facebook messages have started. My labor has not.

We are now in the home stretch here. I'm getting to the point in the pregnancy when I am done. Since I have done this two times before, I know the work involved with the next chapter. I know it is easier in than out. I am just physically DONE.

My scheduled c-section is next Friday, the 24th. I am a little nervous. When it was an emergency c-section, everything moves so fast that you have not a moment to spare or time to think. When you are scheduled for one, you literally walk into the operating room. Walk. Really. They wheel you to your car after the birth but before you go into major surgery, you walk. My legs were pretty shaky walking in last time. I am pretty tough but I remember almost throwing up from nerves the last time I did this. Getting a spinal is also a little different than when you are in labor. You are in no pain, no contractions and you have to have a needle put through your spine. It is a pain I will never forget.

All this aside, since I have had two boys before, I can't wait to see what our little girl will look like. I can't even imagine. I feel so blessed and cannot wait to see her. When Ryan was born, his personality is similar to what it is now. He needs affection but doesn't seek it out. Kyle on the other hand was so lovey in the hospital. He curled into me and couldn't get enough. He is just that way now. So, I can't wait to have quiet time in the hospital with my little girl and get to know her. I cherish the time when no nurses come in, there are no visitors, it is just the baby and me getting to know one another.

Today is probably my last OB appointment. Wow! So far, I have not been dilated, effaced or anything. The baby is high near my lungs and also breech. So, we'll see what the doc has to say.

I'll keep you posted.


Stephanie said...

Thinking about you girl!
Cant wait to see pics!

Leave a Trail... said...

I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see pics and hear all about it! Praying a vomit-less, relaxed walk into that OR and a smooth delivery!

OHmommy said...

I can't wait to see what an Indy girl looks like. When will you be up for visitors?

Good luck. And enjoy that alone time with your daughter.

Eeek. You are going to have a DAUGHTER! Off to search for the most ridiculous cute pink infant poofy dress I can find for her.

Managed Chaos said...

I was just thinking about you and your little girl today...I can so relate with being "done" (I was a week late w/ both of mine).

Enjoy those moments in the hospital getting to know your little GIRL!

Kat said...

I know exactly what you are talking about. It is so amazing to see those little personalities right when they are born. It is so exciting.
Yes, do keep us posted. I hope this time goes quickly for you. :)

MelKeil said...

This is a great time of year to have a baby girl... it's the nordstrom's sale! My daughter was born july 23rd so every year I get to pick out something especially girly (and on sale) for her. This year, she came shopping with me!
Wishing you an easy labor and a happy and healthy baby!

Krystyn said...

I totally know what you mean about "done" and it is so much easier!

Can't wait to see picks of your little princess.

TUC said...

oooh, this is getting exciting! I hope you get some special one-on-one time in the hospital with your new little girl. Can't wait to see pics.

MIT Mommy said...

I'm just soo excited for you. I'm sure you are nervous, too. Hang in there!!!

AreWeThereYet? said...

Live it fully and love every minute of it! It is a gift that not every woman is granted (again).

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