It is an odd, odd feeling to know that you most likely will have a baby within a such and such date and at that moment you will become a parent. It's even more odd when they give you the exact date with a time and tell you to show up at 5:30am to have a baby at 7:30 am.
Yep. I am talking about my scheduled c-section that I will be having this Monday, 7/11/11. For medical reasons I have chose not to deliver vaginally, aka normally as some people like to say, and that used to bother me and make me feel like a freak. I'm happy to say I've now put that hang up aside and am happy and proud to deliver my baby in a way of which my body can be accustomed to. (and at the same time I am thrilled that ALL Mommas get to be an active voice in their own birthing plan, whether they be "normal" or "strange" or whatever you want to label it with)
Both Alan, Henry and I are very excited about this new family member. Her name shall be Lucy Rose. The middle name, Rose, is after my favorite aunt, my mini-aunt Rose Ann.
Despite the pain, this pregnancy has been so much more enjoyable this time. My husband and I are in a better place relationship wise and I'm a less selfish and more laid back person thanks to having Henry.
Wouldn't you know it, Alan got tickets through work to see the Cardinals this Sunday. I've been chomping at the bit to see a Cardinals game since we moved to Saint Louis last year. And now that I am a million years pregnant and hardly able to walk due to my SPD we get tickets. So I'm on the fence. It's going to be sunny and 91 that day and I don't know if I'm up to it. What do you think? I think I would be miserable...plus I have this romantic idea of drinking beer while watching a MLB game and um, I can't do that really now. There will be other games, yes?
My Mom drives in Friday night to be here to take care of Henry while Alan and I are at the hospital. Alan will be back and forth but I will most likely be in the hospital until Thursday. Then Mom will go home that Sunday, Alan will have the next week off and then my Mother in Law comes in to help for a couple of weeks. I am going to listen to my recovery instructions much better this time so as not to have any stitches reopening like last time. It will be hard because I am not to lift anything more than a newborn for 6 weeks meaning Henry.
So yea, I'll do all my updates through my IPhone on Facebook. Wish us luck!