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 :-)