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My brain is moosh



Really, there is not a lot going on upstairs right now. My thoughts are a constant loop of

  • “OMG, someone will be taking a baby out of me soon. MY BABY!”
  • “I’m so tired. Can I nap now?”
  • “What made me think it was a good idea to work up until my due date?”
  • “My belly button hurts.”
  • “Can I have some cake?”

As you can see, this does not make for highly exciting blog material.

My appointment with Dr. Z went well yesterday. Chicken is still breech but everything else looked good. I gotta be honest with you guys, I was halfway hoping that something would be off so we would have to take baby out then. But since Chicken looks good we’ll let him/her cook for a few more days.

I’m scheduled to arrive at Labor and Delivery at 7:30 a.m. on July 1. Dr. Z will perform the surgery along with his resident. Dr. Shannon and her resident will provide pediatric care. A hand selected nurse is already scheduled to also attend and the anesthesiologist has been hand selected and is aware of my wishes. Dr. Z’s only concern about bringing baby directly to my chest is that he/she might need a little suctioning first. He said this would happen on a table nearby and only take a few minutes. I can compromise there, although Dr. Shannon just emailed and said she sees no reason this can’t be done on my chest and she’ll do everything she can to bring baby right to me.

Dropping the drape is still not an option, however, Dr. Z said the lights are highly reflective and if I wish he will position them so I can watch the reflection. I am really loving this idea because it will allow me to watch my baby be born but I can easily avert my eyes if I start to get squeamish. It also means that as long as Professor keeps focused on me he will not have to see anything. He is scared to death of seeing something “gross” and passing out in the operating room!

I don’t know if this is customary, but Dr. Shannon will also come to our house two days after we are discharged to do Chicken’s first pediatric appointment. I can’t tell you how awesome this is, especially when you are fresh out of a c-section, tired and sore. I can imagine a car is about the last place I would like to be.

In other news: hospital bags will be completed tonight after I pick up a few final things. I will be spending tomorrow evening at a Restorative Yoga workshop. I can’t think of a better thing to do on my due date, actually, then relax and release tension and negative thoughts. On Saturday a few girlfriends and I are planning pedicures. I feel like the one upside to a scheduled c-section is that I have time to get my nails done and then do hair and makeup the morning of so I look pretty in photos at least! Assuming I don’t cry all the makeup off. Maybe I should add waterproof mascara to my list of drugstore purchases tonight…

That’s all I’ve got. More words with more substance tomorrow hopefully!





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  1. June 27, 2013

    Aw, I really hope your c-section goes as planned, it sounds wonderful. ā¤

  2. June 27, 2013

    This is possibly the most exciting post ever. Perhaps that sounds nuts but being on the precipice of getting a whole-living-screaming-human-being-that-you’ve-wanted-so badly-forever-and-ever in a matter of days is amazing. I want to be you for Halloween and Christmas. Good luck! Can’t wait to see pics of Chicken!

  3. June 27, 2013

    I’m beyond excited for you!!!! I can imagine the jumble of emotions you’re feeling right now is intense, but you will ROCK IT GIRL!!!

  4. karaleen #
    June 27, 2013

    I love the loop playing in your head…but suprised there was no mention of toast :)….tee hee. I love your weekend plans. They sound divine! And I really love how DR. Z is working with you. I was so fortunate that my Dr. and hospital already took a very mother/baby approach to c-sections. Especially scheduled ones where there was not urgency. Baby was with me shortly after the delivery and pretty much never left my chest and the dr.s and nurses were very very breast feeding friendly. I really had two great c-section experiences and don’t regret a moment of it.

    I did have a thought though….the day before each of my c-sections…I went and got a bikini wax. I didn’t want them taking some cheap bic razor to my lady parts. I can’t remember or not if you are a groomer (tee hee)…but I am….so getting the wax was no big deal to me. However, if you are not usually a waxer…I do highly recommend you shave yourself using your own products the night before surgery. It made all the difference to me. My estetician was a close friend and I had no issues with her prowling around in my lady bits. I was happy to have her and know all was cleaned up down there (and…fyi…the less you have down there…the less mess after delivery…just sayin… for thought here).

    Enjoy your yoga and your pedis and time with your girlfriends. So excited for July 1st and a healthy, happy chicken squacking away in your arms!


  5. nonsequiturchica #
    June 27, 2013

    So again, thank you for posting that video. I talked with my dr about using some of the techniques and she said that she would do her best to incorporate some of them, but it really depends on how the surgery is going. Sometimes women have tingling and numbness in their arms/hands from the drugs and she obviously would not want to hand the baby over if I can’t feel him/her. And dropping the drape is an absolute no- something that I am okay with because CP doesn’t want to see my stomach cut open anyway. šŸ™‚

    Yay for Monday!

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