Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Almost 33 Weeks

I had my u/s and check up on Monday and also a follow up with the endocrinologist about my glucose impairment on Tuesday. All is going well. The u/s went really quickly because Little G was in a cooperative mood. She did her practice breathing right on queue so we didn't have to wait around for her to do it. The only thing she wasn't cooperative about was having her picture taken. She is head down and manages to always have her face turned at an angle that is really difficult to get a good shot of. So, no photos to take home with me. I then waited an hour and a half to see my dr. My blood pressure was normal - woohoo and my weight was steady. I think I've gained a total of 2lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight. Which is fine because, they use a score out of 8 when giving the u/s and Little G scored an 8 out of 8. She's about 4lbs now and measuring right on track. They think she just went through a growth spurt. So, it was all good news and then the Dr. said the following... "I've booked your c-section for December 23rd..." I just looked at him for a minute and then had to have him explain what he meant. I have been getting more and more comfortable with just playing things by ear and going into labour on my own etc. And, now I find out that I have to have a c-section.

My current Dr. and my high-risk OB got together and went through my chart and decided between the two of them that based on my family history, and also what I've been through with this pregnancy that a c-section is the way to go. Apparently, because I lost the twins a little later in the pregnancy that there may be left over tissue that is not reabsorbed into the body. If I give birth vaginally, they won't be able to tell if all of the tissue has left my body which could result in uterine infection or hemorhagging. So, a c-section it is. On DECEMBER 23rd!!! I will be in the hospital for Christmas... with my baby (and my husband of course!)!!!!

I will be 38 weeks along, and full term is 37 weeks so Little G should not have any issues. I can't believe that she'll be here so soon. We still have quite a bit of stuff to buy - particularly a stroller and carseat. I know we'll get it all taken care of.

4 comments:

Valery said...

Oh Sweet G, I know it is not what you were hoping for...
But it sure will be a Christmas to remember. Can you bring your own decorations maybe? and give your room a cozy feel?
I bet you will find the tiniest Christmas outfit for little G, and I hope that makes up for not being at home and still have a super special time.

Fran said...

23 of December!!!!! Oh my God!! it's so soon isn't it? And listen, I know you were getting used to the idea of trying natural birth, but your doctors are right, no point in taking any chance at all!! Oh my God i can't believe it's so so soon! ...and I'm only a month behind for the theoretical due date! Ahhhhhhhhhhgghghhh

talesphoenix said...

Is a c-section really necessary? I read that malpractice is highest for OB docs, so it's no surprise that they are not going to take any chance. I think that means that they will err on a c-section more than not because they are covering their butts. Well, I don't know all the details, obviously, and it's probably none of my business, but still. It feels like they are pushing this on you.

iamstacey said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe Baby G will be home for Christmas! It's amazing! I'm so glad the Dr. visit went so perfectly!