12 June 2011

40 Weeks

I know many of you have been anxiously awaiting a post introducing our new little one - but alas! 
He/ she is still in my tummy, as you can see:

40 Weeks

This has been quite a crazy week, to say the least. I went for my routine check-up on Tuesday only to discover that Baby Rich has turned breech yet again! (Let's hope this is not an early indicator of what's to come in the teen years.) My doctor did a sonogram to confirm that yes-indeedy, our little one is head up and recommended that we schedule a c-section soon. The minutes that followed seem like a blur as I tried to wrap my head around the fact that yes, this baby had to be delivered by c-section and my visions of natural childbirth were pretty much out the window. I walked out of her office in a daze, clutching the pre-op instructions for the c-section I never thought I'd have.

Even after daily trips to the chiropractor and frequent inversions, Baby Rich has stayed put. Many tearful conversations and hours of internet research later, I am more accepting of the way this child has to enter the world. And I am already learning that parenting is a journey in letting go - of expectations, of plans, of pride, and of this precious life that God is so generously sharing with us. (I have a feeling there are many more lessons just waiting to be uncovered!)

So Clay and I will be heading to the hospital tomorrow morning for my scheduled c-section - and to finally meet our little gymnast!


Ashley said...

Hope it all goes better than could ever be expected! I will be so excited to hear the big news!

Stephanie said...

Sweet friend.... I will be thinking of you 3 tomorrow. Nothing will matter once that baby is in your arms. Love you! You'll do great!

Betsy said...

we are all so excited for you & clay!! praying for you all the way from florida!

Julie said...

so soon! prayers!

laura jo said...

1. You are STUNNING.
2. So funny how our plans are always tweaked...
3. I know you're disappointed in having a C-section, but at the end of the day, you'll have a healthy baby boy or girl! Thank you for being so honest about it all.
4. I can't wait to meet Baby Rich!!!

Ashley said...

I loved having C-Sections and I wouldn't have done it any other way. I hope you feel the same. at the end of the day, it won't matter! Max is precious!