Monday, December 01, 2008

Tomorrow

Well... ain't life a hoot? We had ourselves a big fake-out in the wee hours of Sunday morning; starting at a little after midnight I was getting some good and hard contractions that kept getting closer and closer together... and laying on my side actually made them stronger. By two in the morning the contractions were every three to five minutes so we went to the hospital, but on the twenty minute drive there they started to peter out.

Went in anyway and stayed till about five am at which point my "labor" was over and I was peeved and a little chagrined. A little pissy as well. But I learned that I am very afraid for the safety of this baby. Something feels off, and he cannot turn properly and I am done messing with all of this.

Tomorrow I go in around noon for a c-section, and we will have a baby. The end.

In my book, I am trading an easier recovery and a higher hospital bill for a guarantee (or close to it) of safety for this little guy.... and frankly, I have a sneaking suspicion that this would all end up on a table with a knife anyway. My options are not stellar.

...at least I get the more predictable outcome and the tubal ligation two-fer. I am trying to find the happy in all of this.

Now we just have to figure out a name for the squirt.

13 comments:

Meredith said...

Honestly, a c-section isn't so bad. The first week is a little rough but after that, not so much. I hope all goes well for you and I look forward to seeing pics of the new guy!

beth - total mom haircut said...

Oh my goodness, I've missed quite a bit these past few days...

I something feels off to you, then it sounds like this is a good thing. Mam knows best. And, as a recipient of two c-sections, I can say that those that are planned are much easier to recover from and a more pleasant experience overall. I know you're ready to be done, and the end is in sight.

I'm so excited for you and your family. You'll have a baby tomorrow! I can't wait to see pictures and find out the name:)

Best wishes for an easy delivery and speedy recovery.

elizasmom said...

Woooh, Baby Boy Chaos is almost here! Break a leg tomorrow, hope all goes smoothly and (as) painlessly (as possible)!

Nobody™ said...

Good luck, hopefully everything will go smoothly! (and if you guys were on Twitter you could update us as soon as its over)

I think Bob would be a good name. I always liked Bob.

Fantastagirl said...

You'll do great with the c-section - and you are right - the safety of the little guy is the most important thing. Planned c-sections are much easier to recover from than the one after hours of labor.

As for names...I'm sure you will find the perfect one for him.

bon said...

Hee hee! The main problem with the name "Bob" is that I call ALL my kids "Bob."

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

well, I have heard many say that recovery from c-sec is harder than recovery from natural birth. But, if you're doing tubal anyway, it makes a certain amount of sense.

plus the momma sixth sense thing is a card nobody can trump.

just don't minimize the recovery thing -k? If it hurts, it hurts -- you are basically putting your body through surgery, and that is not trivial. Neither is growing a baby. Take good care of you!

I'm so excited! We're going to meet a new person!! are you excited yet??

Jo said...

Tomorrow??? He arrives??? Oh my! and whoo hoo and congrats and oh my! Listen to that mommy voice, it is rarely wrong. Betcha anything they will find him wrapped very tightly in his cord, unable to get out on his own. Hugs and prayers!

Mama D said...

I'm praying that everything goes perfectly. So excited that the little boy will be here tomorrow!! Get some rest sweetie!

Superwoman said...

take your pain meds on schedule and get up and walking asap. I'll see you tomorrow in the hospital! I'll have to come find you and see how you're doing.

looney said...

Yay! baby tomorrow! I bet you can't wait to meet him! Yay! I am so excited!

Becky..AMHW said...

Welcome to the world, little Josiahpeth.

Anonymous said...

the worst part of c-section is the first time you get up-after that it's not so bad. It is true that the more you get up....the faster you heal. I cannot wait to see him! I am so excited! Good Luck!

Britt