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Monday, May 13, 2013

Baby Brain: Apt with OBGYN

I arrived at my appointment with trepidation. Today was going to decide if I could have the natural birth I had been hoping for or if I was going to have to schedule the dreaded caesarean. Thankfully I had a week to process the information and I came with much more knowledge and many more questions.

I was hooked up to a fetal monitor for an hour. My OB wanted to be sure that the baby’s heart was still doing well and she wanted to see if I was having contractions and just not feeling them. I hung out and read US magazine. Kate Middleton and her pregnancy with fashion, Kim Kardashian and her pregnancy with weight gain. It made me smile until the baby started kicking and I had to pee… then I was just squirmy.

My test went well. The doctor was super happy with the baby’s heartbeat. Apparently a bunch of dips and valleys with the heart are good (the top section) but the bottom section, actual contractions was non-existent.

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We ventured into the other room and my doctor did an ultrasound. I was excited when she said the baby was pointed down again. I thought for a moment that I could possibly have a natural delivery but she quickly squashed my hopes. The baby still wasn’t engaged in my hips, which with his past history just means he will probably flip again. She gave me two options. Schedule the caesarean for tomorrow or schedule the caesarean for Friday in the slim hopes that the baby and my body will get it together and get ready.

So I picked Friday and will just have to pray, eat spicy foods and do a ton of walking. The decision has been made, either way this kid will be here Friday!

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1 comment:

paul peggy zeus said...

Hard to believe we were both in the hospital at the same time having very different types of surgery.

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