Monday, March 23, 2009

Book Em

We just scheduled the Baby's C-section to be Friday, March 27th.

Initially, last week, my doctor told us that she'd call the scheduling nurse, and before I eve got home from my appointment, they had called and informed Eric that 7:30 on Monday the 30th wouldn't work, so they put me in for 11:30 a.m. I was like, what? I was going to TALK to them.

Keep in mind, I don't really want a c-section. I am much more partial to having this baby the old-fashioned way. But my cervix does not want to cooperate. My doc asked about our schedule, and we agreed, having the baby in March, while Chris is on spring break would just be easier for all involved. So, then we were scheduled for Monday.
Once Eric and I got to actually talk about it, we realized we'd be sitting on our bonbons all weekend prior, so why not be sitting on our bon bons IN THE HOSPITAL and Eric could just take half a day Friday and we do it in the afternoon, and then the following week he'd be off and home for us to be together as a family...theoretically. So, I called back to reschedule. We played lots of phone tag. They just called me back today, and we are on the schedule for Friday.
Then, instead of Eric taking a half day, he's going to need to take the whole day, because I need to report at 9:30 with the surgery being at 11:30 again theoretically. AND here's the really fabulous thing, I am NPO as of midnight Thursday night, that means, I can't eat or drink anything.
That won't be fun. I get queasy at 8 a.m. if I don't take my Protonix. I'm more likely to puke NOT eating anything than if I do.

It's like on one hand, we're getting what we wanted. Sort of. Then again, we're not.

Like I said, it's the weirdest bunch of feelings. I'm excited...because WOW our baby is coming. Woo hoo! And at the very latest, he'll be here Friday! Then again, I'm scared. It's major surgery. Even if I have been there done that. It hurts. Then again, it should be easier than last time around because I won't be as sleep deprived, having labored for 24 fabulously chemically induced hours before they realized Christopher was transverse and had to go in to go Get Him. They also had given me into narcotics, swearing they'd be out of my and baby's systems, and they thought it would be simply AGES before he was born, since I was only dilated to 1. The drugs rendered me stupid and mostly unconscious for about the first 5 hours after Chris was born. That's not going to happen this time. That's a perk.

It's the weirdest feeling, scheduling one's birthday. We have literally chosen what day for the rest of this baby's life that we will celebrate his birth. It's so strange. It's like God really has let me on the Miracle Planning. But that's a Blessing.


Suellen said...

It is so weird, but in the end it doesn't matter how he gets here - as long as it's safely. We are so excited for you guys. Can't wait to meet the new addition.

Jenibug7 said...

I am so excited and can't wait for pics! When was your due date??

Carrie said...

Yay! I am excited for you guys! We kinda picked Brett's b-day too, I guess since they induced me. I was almost 100% certain he'd be born April 14th... I was praying that it wouldn't go too long and he'd have to spend the rest of his life celebrating his birthday on tax day! Anyway, I hope you just go into labor before Friday and you won't have to worry about it anyway!

By the way, my "word" to post this is hedupsa... I hope that doesn't mean your baby is breech LOL

Andrea said...

How exciting! We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers that morning!