27 August 2008

A Baby on the Way

We've got one and a half days of normalcy left around here and then our lives will be turned upside down! I got the word from the doctor yesterday that I'll be having a c-section on Friday. The little one is breech and making no effort to flip. While a c-section is not how I pictured this delivery, I just want her to be safe and healthy. I'm a ball of nerves thinking about exactly what happens after the delivery. Do I get to hold her right away? If not can my sweetie hold her the whole time I'm getting stitched up? Is she gonna be swept away to the nursery and I won't see her again until I'm in the recovery room? Will she even be allowed in the recovery room? And most importantly, are they going to give her formula out of a bottle? I'm really gung ho about breastfeeding and I know that just one bottle feeding can really mess the whole thing up. I guess I'll know everything soon enough. In the meantime I can't seem to sleep. I think it's just nerves and anxiety. I tried really hard last night to not think about anything and it seemed to help. I think I upped my total nights sleep from 4 hours to 6.

Of course there are a million things I want to do before she gets here and a whole house that could use cleaning, but I can't seem to bring myself to do much. I really wanted to get that olympic goal sweater blocked and seamed. I managed to get half of it pinned out on my new knitter's blocks 2 days ago but I don't have an empty spray bottle so I can wet it down. I know it's just a trip to the store, but I haven't gotten around to it.

So, there will probably be a bit of a blogging hiatus. Not only will I have a new person I'll be responsible for and a new life to adjust to, but we're also sending out our monitor to get fixed and have no idea how long it will take. I've got a backup computer, but I don't want to load pictures onto it and then have to go through transferring them when we get the monitor back. So, sorry, but everyone is just gonna have to wait a little bit for pictures of the little one.


Katie O said...

Best of luck with the c-section. I'm sure all will go well. Just make sure you ask your doctor all those questions... I'm sure the doc will understand your concerns... I'd be asking the same type of questions!! I will send out happy thoughts and prayers for you and your newest addition to the family. Can't wait to see pics and get an update... we'll be here when you get back! :)Take care!

Coggie said...

Oh yay it's baby time!!
I had two c-sections.
After cleaning up the baby and making sure you are ok, they will bring the baby back to you. If you tell the nurses you want to breastfeed, they will do their best to make sure that is followed. Your recovery time will be faster the more you are with your new little one.
Best wishes to you and your family.

winnie said...

Good luck and whoo-hoo it's baby time! Enjoy it all. I'll be waiting for pictures. Congrats.

Dorothy & Michael said...

I had two C-sections (first one was an emergency) and I nursed both of my babies exclusively - I've never even purchased formula! So don't worry, it'll be fine. I did not nurse either one until I was back up in my room after recovery. If they happen to get a bottle it's not the end of the world. Honestly I can't recall if mine did or not. I was a member of LaLeche League, too, so I was well acquainted with all the facts. Call me if you need me!! I'm so close by! 740-507-6490

Good luck! Can't wait to meet her!!