Monday, June 27, 2011

A little update.


Turns out I have a pretty stubborn kid already. Ha. Life. But I am accepting of all types.

My midwife in Chicago was pretty confident that she was properly sitting head down. So we believed her. Even though I felt something hard and skull-like in my ribs.

When I came to Seattle the midwife here was not so sure. So she took a little look on the sonogram machine. And lo and behold! She was totally totally breech. The midwife was sad. Because that probably meant that they would have to do a c-section. And Midwives are allergic to c-sections.

We tried a lovely procedure called external version, where the doctor tried to manipulate the baby to turn the right way. It hurt a lot. And it didn’t work. She really likes where she is.


Tomorrow I am scheduled to have a c-section. I’m ok with it, as long as I don’t think about it too much. So I’ve been distracting myself with random videos on youtube, origami, etc.

Good thing we got a carseat.


Pictures will be posted, probably here, and not on facebook (don’t want to start all that nonsense right away, eh?)

Thanks all for your support and prayers. I miss having friends around, but we are confident that this is where we are supposed to be. We are so blessed.


Lili said...

BETSY!!!! Mommy-dom of the extra-wombal variety begins for you tomorrow?!?! I'm sorry you have to have a c-section, I'm glad you're okay with it. Mostly, I'm terribly excited for you!!


Sarah said...

So exciting! We will pray for you and Micah! I'm sorry you have to have a c-section! I hope all goes well. Enjoy your little bundle of joy. Time goes quickly and they grow so fast. Treasure every moment.

Erin said...

That is soo excited!! So excited to see the new little one! :-D

The Tengelsens said...

Wahoo. My sister-in-law just had a c-section today. Beautiful baby boy. As long as both mamma and baby are safe, it doesn't really matter how they come! Best of luck!

krebscout said...

I did the exact same thing with my son. And then I had a VBAC eighteen months later with my daughter. I don't know if you care to try for a VBAC someday or not, but just in case you do - it actually does work sometimes.

Congrats-a-million, little family. This is the fun part.