Thursday, September 29, 2011

Good news from the doc and a BIG THANK-YOU

So first off, I just want to say that you all are the most wonderful blog readers a gal could ever have. Seriously. I totally did not expect what I got after that last post.

Furthermore, I don’t think I realized how nervous I was exactly about the news last week and how much I needed some words of encouragement, at least not until I started reading all your comments. I’m not really a big crier, but you guys literally had me in tears. You were all so reassuring and supportive and I can not even begin to tell you all how much your kind words, thoughts, and prayers meant to me. By the end of the day, I was in a much better place mentally and that, I believe, can be almost solely attributed to your words. So THANK-YOU!!! You guys ROCK!!!

And how quickly things change! Now just a week later, I’m looking at almost an entirely different diagnosis. Things are progressing rapidly (THANK GOODNESS!!!). It seems my little peanut has been able to weasel her little head down around that bouncer after all and now with that extra added pressure the doors have opened 2 centimeters (and 70% effaced). YAY!!!

We’re still not totally out of the clear and a C-Section is not entirely off the table, but it’s looking less likely at this point. The plan right now is we’re going to just give it a go in labor and delivery and see if she can make it out on her own. But after reading the stories you all so graciously shared with me, I know we’re going to be just fine however she decides to make her entrance.

And on another note, if I DON’T have a C-Section and anybody has any suggestions on how exactly to explain to my 5 year old, The Little Miss, how her sister made her arrival, I am all ears. As of late, I have been repeatedly told “Mommy, make SURE you ask the doctor how he got her out afterwards ok.” Seems she’s not entirely confident with her through the belly button in a burst of sparkles theory after all. (Help please.)

Lastly, I would just like to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to TIGER!!!



Can’t you just see it right there in her eyes? Yes, she’s super sweet, but there’s something in her eyes (and maybe that stain on her jacket) that spells trouble, T-I-G-E-R, trouble. She’s the big 3 today!

So that’s the update for now. I’m back to the doctor’s next week…or not. Let’s hope not. And the next picture I post will be of another super sweet, brand new baby girl :-)

'Til next time...


MAllen said...

YAY! I'm so glad that things are looking better for you! And happy birthday Tiger! I can't believe she's 3 already and as cliche as this is going to sound...yes it does seem like just yesterday you were telling us you were pregnant with her!

bobbi said...

That's all GOOD news! YAY! Keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes just the way you hope :)

Judy said...

I found a general anatomy book for kids (more like 5th-8th grade level) and went over pics and basics with my then 4 year old. There were some illustrations that showed the growth of a baby in the womb and a cross section of the woman's anatomy. He got enough information to be satisfied and hasn't gone to the next level yet. :)

{lifeasa}RunningMom said...

Congrats and I am glad you are progressing. Just remember, the birth technique is irrelevent and focus on that cute bundle of joy. In terms of explaining how, it depends on how you want to go. Totally truth with anatomy? My sister had her two children in the birthing room (ages 6 and 3) when her third was born. That would make me uneasy but we each make the decisions that are best for our families. I am sure there are kids books too that address the subject. Perhaps you can find one in time?

Mum on the Run said...

Fantastic news.
Exciting times!!
You could handball the big question to the hospital staff when your little one comes to visit??!!! Don't know that such a level of detail would be necessary though!!

fancy nancy said...

Great news!!!
I would totally pass that question off to someone professional!! No good advice on that one from here...sorry! Looking forward to seeing the little cutie!

Katie norris said...

Congrats that's so exciting! Good luck can't wait to hear how it turns out!!!

MotherRunner said...

Wow - I can't believe I'm just now finding your blog.. it's right up my alley mama! And what an exciting time to be a new follower - congrats on your bun and hope you have a super safe and happy delivery!

And sorry - no advice here - my guys are 18 months and I haven't had to tackle any of these issues yet. :)