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!