So yep. Still pregnant.
And yep. Still running :-)
Had a doctor’s appointment yesterday and the baby’s good. I’m good. But we do have a slight issue. Remember that fibroid tumor that was not supposed to be a problem? It’s starting to look a little more like one. (For those of you just joining us, don’t let the word tumor throw you. They’re fairly common and also benign growths in the uterus, or at least that’s where mine are. I have no idea if you can get them elsewhere. I have two. One’s teeny tiny. The other, less so. That’s the one I’m talking about.)
It was supposed to grow MAYBE a little more and move on upward and out of the way the more pregnant I got and the last time my OBGYN looked at it, that was pretty much the case.
Not so much anymore. It seems my new baby girl’s in-utero play thing, has not only gotten bigger, but is also growing in the wrong direction effectively blocking a sizeable portion of her exit.
Now, at this point with both of my other daughters, we had some progress already. They were both dutifully head down and low and the exit doors were beginning to open. And although this baby is making a serious effort to do the same and get her head down, she just can’t seem to move it entirely into position, thus no pressure on the doors without which have not shown the slightest hint of opening. **SIGH**
So what does all this mean exactly? Basically, we’re just still waiting to see what happens. There’s still a chance, according to my doc, that this big burly bouncer blocking the doorway could step aside and give my baby girl a pass. If not, then we’re probably looking at a c-section which could possibly get a little messy if the fibroid is in the way, which it may or may not be.
In light of all this, I’ve got two requests:
1. If you’ve had a C-Section, please leave me a little comment on what it was like, recovery time, tips, etc. because, yeah, I’m a little nervous. I’m looking for words of encouragement here people. So please, no horror stories.
2. If you’re of the praying type, I’d certainly appreciate a few offered up for my baby girl and I and a safe delivery one way or the other.
And on a positive note, it turns out that my 5 year old, The Little Miss may have been right about more than just the sex of the baby. She also told me a while back she was pretty sure how her sister would be coming out: via the belly button…with a burst of sparkles. Ok maybe no sparkles, but seriously, what are the odds?