Mar 6, 2010

Birth date scheduled...

Do you see that baby ticker over there on the right? It's changed! Nine weeks to go has been changed to a little over five weeks to go. At my appointment on Thursday, after some 4-D pictures were taken of my adorable little boy, the doctor came in to inspect my tummy where I have been giving myself daily injections. He noticed the scar from Zoe was a keloid scar and after poking around, decided that my risk for uterine rupture from contractions would probably be very high. He recommended having my cesarean at thirty-six weeks. The baby is 'practice breathing' and has developed a nice layer of 'brown fat' and is estimated to weigh in at 3lbs10oz. He had gained a pound and an ounce in three weeks. He's right on track with his measurements and looking very healthy and moving ALOT.
I'll have to have an amnio, which I'm not excited about, but if everything comes back fine, I will be having him three days later. So, if everything keeps going as well as it is now, I will be holding my new baby boy on April 12, 2010. Wow, I can't believe it's almost time.
I hate that my posts are becoming sparse, and when I do write, it feels like it's all technical things surrounding the baby. Honestly, it's easier to put all of that down than it is to describe all of my feelings surrounding my life right now.
I will say though, that I've been receiving so much love and support. Kenny has really stepped up and bought all of the baby's furniture and bedding. My mom has been buying sweet gifts for me and lots of stuff for the itty-bitty one. I really do feel blessed. I have a friend who calls and checks on me and the baby, offering to help and giving me someone to talk to. It's refreshing to not have to feel alone. I felt very alone at this point in my pregnancy with Zoe.
All the love and support from you guys and a few people in RL is keeping me from following my thoughts down a spiral of worry and fear. So thank you. Really. thank you for your love and support. You guys are really making a big difference for me. I feel loved and cared about as imperfect as I am.

9 comments:

Penny said...

Wow! you're really getting close! How exciting. So glad Kenny is there. April 12th is my anniversary (20 years) so your ob could not have picked a better date. =)
what is this little one's name, or are you waiting for a big reveal?

Tina said...

So glad you are feeing well...I can tell you are in a good place right now. Can't wait to hear more about your sweet little boy!! xx

Hope's Mama said...

So close. Thinking of you so much.
xoxo

Jill said...

37 days to go! I am thinking about you. xx

Tracey said...

Almost time Lindsay! We are scheduled for the day after you. Its a relief, to have a day in the future to focus on, no?

Thinking of you and sending you love & strength.

myskytimes said...

Wohooo.. such good news! I am thrilled to hear everything is fine and the lil one is alright. Thinking about you and cross my fingers for the last 36 days until we welcome the little aries-boy into the world.

xoxo

margaret said...

Oh God Lindsay, that seems so close! I'm beyond excited for you. My first was born at thirty six weeks and while they may have a few challenges in the first couple of weeks, she is just fine now. Can't wait to meet your sweet babe! Love you

With Out My Punkin said...

wow! I am glad that Kenny is back. can't wait to "meet" him. I hope that your anxiety is calmed and you will have a great birthing experience.

Lea said...

So good to hear from you! Can't wait! You always have our love and support!