Friday, June 6, 2008

Birth Day?

I went to the Dr’s office for my first NST/OB appointment today. The NST was really fun. I did have to drink one of their apple juice boxes. They were not thrilled with my sleepy head baby. He is not a morning person. He doesn’t like to move unless he has to (around 11am is a good time for him – always has been this way) I eat breakfast around 8 every morning, Mini move some to let me know he is in there and snug but doesn’t have a dance party or anything like that until 11 am, and then again around 7pm at night. Ok tangent ....... I sat hooked up to the machine for about 1 hour (not bad – and I LOVE to hear the heartbeat) and I was sitting in a recliner with my feet up – just perfection!

Then I gave a urine sample, weighed myself, did the group b strep swabbing and blood pressure – still a great 110/68! At least something about my body is making me very very very happy. My bp is steady an my weight is the same it was 2 weeks ago, my sugars are going down by every week. My fasting is at 80-86 now. (yes higher than average but lower by 20 points when we started testing) Although the Dr. measured me and exclaimed that I am “HUGE”. It was like she was telling a story about the fish that got away..OMG HE WAS HUUUUUUUUUUGE (hand measurements/gestures and all)… I am sure it was my imagination – but it just makes me so worried to hear those words so much in reference to my boy! She said that it could be my body type (she mentioned short waisted – I assume I am, I never really thought about it before) I just really really really want the best chance to have a vaginal birth and with throwing words like HUGE around sends me in a bit of a panic mode. The dr I had today, I know from others, is not a fan of c-sections so when she sat me down to discuss this as an option if the report from the peri on Monday (when I have my next/last growth scan) shows an abnormally huge, or Non head down Mini, vertex (sp?). I kept telling her that from the u/s’s I have had, he is head down, and he weighed ~6 lbs 3 weeks ago. She could not find it in his notes….. I will ask him Monday to specifically write it out.

If you could spare some good thoughts, prayers, whatever you do to calm nervous and guide you - I could use some. I am really anxious about the big baby theory and c-section. I want the best possible chance and would love to be able to experience a vaginal birth. With all that said, we have an induction date. I go in June 23rd at 4pm, and with hopes and prayers, will have a baby June 24th. 18 days away (I will be 39 weeks). (They would like to do this based on my hep.arin use. It’s easier to contro/monitorl. I said this baby started out being controlled – he can be birthed controlled/monitored). We are very excited and nervous and I am pretty anxious filled with mixed feelings. I just need to keep breathing and concentrating on the good aspect that my body has done for me over this pregnancy . No bleeding, bp good, no weight gain, hearing heartbeats, no visible heart defect yet, great spine, ovulation when RE said I didn’t (let's not forget that), this baby has already beat odds and is very loved .. I hope Mini continues to wow us into the future.

33 comments:

A said...

You know you and Mini (and E) are very much in my prayers. I think everything is going to go very well. I refuse to think about a C-section. I will only think V-birth thoughts for you!!! :-)

I hope the Peri is able to give you some calming news and tells you that little man is OK to come out the less invasive way!

(((hugs)))

Hilary (The Trying Game) said...

This is so exciting. Yes, lots of good thoughts coming your way. Mini is going to keep kicking butt, just like he has been doing this whole time. You'll be holding your sweet baby boy in your arms, safe and healthy and perfect, so soon!!

tryingin2007 said...

"telling a story about the fish that got away..." too funny!

sending tons of positive vibes your (and mini's) way. you two will do great! :)

Kathy V said...

Farah, that is so exciting. I am hapy for you. Mini has an expected arrival date and everything. You have come so far. I am hoping that Mini does everything right and will cooperate for the vaginal birth. I am just so excited for you.

Cece said...

Thing about the growth u/s is they can be correct to + or minus 2 pounds! That is a HUGE difference. I would fight to try vaginal birth - c-sections scare me too.

My Reality said...

You are almost there, Farah! I can't wait to meet Mini!

Amy said...

Farah ~ Sending only positive v birth thoughts your way. Either way, Mini will be here in just over 2 weeks!! Gosh, I remember when you got your BFP...Good luck and can't wait to meet Mini!

Morrisa said...

OMG! I can't believe how close you are! I am so excited! You know I will be praying like crazy!

Marcy "meg" said...

Wow... about 2 weeks away... how awesome. I will keep thinking v-birth for you as well. No matter what you will have that healthy baby boy in your arms here very shortly!!!

Do you have a name yet?

gracechild said...

OMG Farah, I can't believe its so close now. It seems like only yesterday we were talking about BFPs et all. You've been such a trooper. I'll be praying that all your wishes for the next couple of weeks come true. Can't wait to meet Mini

Kristen said...

I'm so glad your BP and sugar is cooperating. What wonderful news! The last thing you need right now is more stress or complications.

I can't believe you will be holding Mini in just over 2 weeks! I too will be sending lots of vaginal birth vibes your way. I am scared of a c-section as well but I just look at it as though I'll do whatever it takes to have a safe arrival for Sunshine. In the end, I know it won't matter because I'll be holding the love of my life. XOXO

Elisabeth said...

Sending you lots of good vibes for an easy delivery and most importantly a big, healthy baby!

seussgirl said...

Go, Mini, Go!
So nice to have a date in sight, isn't it? Hope it finishes well!

Adriane said...

So glad your NST went well! OMG - 18 days away? That is NOTHING!!! I am so happy for you!! I will continue to keep you and Mini in my prayers!

BrownEyedGirl said...

Thinking of you and Mini!!!!

In Due Time said...

Glad everything is doing well! Can't wait to see the arrival in a few short weeks!

Dreamer4agift said...

I'm so excited for you! Ya know, I'll be down in Fl. from the 14th to the 21st, so if you go into labor during that time......:) I'm just sayin;)

Diana said...

Good luck, I hope you get a wonderful birth experience.

Wordgirl said...

I will be thinking of you for each of these 18 days...all my calming thoughts and vibes will be directed your way..


xo


Pam

A New Beginning said...

Lots of happy, good thoughts and hugs coming your way. I know you two must be very excited about knowing a date to meet Mini.

Kim said...

Oh, forget that doctor! You're so not huge, your belly looks just perfect to me :O).

I know that it's impossible to not be nervous, but just try to use it to empower you to give it your best shot. In the end, all that matters is that Mini ends up in your arms - not how he gets there.

missedconceptions said...

I am so excited that you have a date! I, too, want a vaginal birth, but I want a healthy baby more, so I am just going to do whatever my doctor advises. I know you do, too, so just keep focusing on all the smooches you will give Mini, no matter how exactly he was born.

Mommy Someday said...

Oh my gosh, Farah! I can't believe that Mini will be here THIS MONTH! Where has the time gone? Isn't it incredible...all of the worry and anxiety, and now you can see the light at the end of the tunnel!!! Congrat!!! I can't wait until he gets here!!!

Chris said...

You are at the very top of my list for good thoughts and prayers. Have faith and stay the course, you are doing great!

sara said...

I will definitely send some prayers your way for you and mini that you have the most boring old fashioned vaginal delivery on the record :-) I understand the feeling of dreading a C-section and feeling like that requires help from doctors when our babies were already conceived with so much help from others. My friend from scarred belly button wrote this cool post about how she feels like her body has somehow failed her because they had to do a FET and now has to have a C-section because the baby is breech(she is another UUer and breech is really common). She said when she tells people she doesn't want a c-section, and she's sad she has to have one that they tell her, well at least you got pregnant eventually after all you did, who cares how it comes out. Of course these people saying this had no problems getting pregnant. She said it just feels like one more time her body didn't do what it was supposed to do. I totally get her point. And I can see where you want a vaginal birth if at all possible also. I hope this will be a distant worry and you just get to birth the way you have been wanting to. You never know, sometimes things just work out. As you said, everyone "knows someone who did something," but my sister is 5 feet tall and she had all four of her kids vaginally. Three of them were between 8.5 and 9.12 lbs. She did okay, I know not the norm, but stories like her do exist :-) (Her fourth would had been bigger too but was a preemie at 31 weeks - he's great and 11 yrs now. Hugs to you, and the best of luck. Thanks for the hot mama look alike story, you have me smiling thinking of my twin!

Delenn said...

Wishing everything goes your way, but if you have to do a C-Section, I just want you to know that it is not a bad experience. It can be as wonderful as a vaginal. You will be able to be aware during it all and you will be able to see your son. And recovery is usually not bad.

Keeping you in my thoughts.

rohit said...

hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

you are fantastic!!!

a kiss for you, my dear friend!

god bless u dear

can we exchange our link

r u ready to do?

Anns said...

Oh I am so jealous that you have a DATE!!!!

Think positive thoughts and Mini will turn... "turn Mini, turn Mini.."

Chas said...

You're getting so close! Try your best not to be scared. I will pray for you to stay as calm as possible and for you to deliver in whatever way is safest for you and your boy. I have a friend who is around 5 feet tall, had a baby who weighed nearly 9 pounds, and she delivered vaginally, so it is possible, and if that's what you want then that's what I hope you get.

Nurse Lochia said...

Sending good thoughts. Even if he is a big baby, women have big babies vaginally all the time. I took care of someone who delivered her firstborn, who was a little over 11 lbs!

seeryusfam@msn.com said...

I'm sending many good thoughts and prayers your way!! I wish you all the best with your little one!!

Rachel said...

I hope you are doing well!

Q said...

Sending good vibes your way for a smooth and easy birth!

Consequently my birthday is June 26 and it's a great time of year to have a birthday! Always lots of fun stuff to do for parties, and school was always out by then.

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