Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Countdown to D-Day is in the Last Hours...

D-Day, aka Delivery Day, is upon us. It has seemed so far off for nearly 9 months, and I can't believe that in less than 24 hours, I will be a mother. I'm definitely ready to meet my son but I'm also bittersweet right now. I have enjoyed being pregnant so much and I'm really going to miss Ethan being in my belly. Of course, I'm also to the point of being so miserable and uncomfortable, that I'm looking forward to getting him out of there!

We have elected to do a C-section tomorrow morning at 7:30. After much thought, consideration, prayer, and discussion, Ronnie, myself and my doctor have decided that this is our best option given all the information we have. Ethan is a BIG boy! And, my cervix is small, and is not preparing itself the way it should for a delivery with a due date less than one week away. There is a long family history on my side of the women carrying long after their due dates, not dilating, LONG labors and traumatic deliveries. And, I seem to be following in those same footsteps, so we've decided to avoid the chances of spending hours in labor with no success and having to do a C-section anyway.

I'm terrified and a complete nervous wreck, but I know everything will be fine. My main concern is that Ethan arrive safely and be healthy when he gets here. So, please keep our little family, the doctor, and all those involved in the surgery tomorrow in your prayers. I will post updates and pictures as soon as I am able.


Anonymous said...

Doylene says: Merry Christmas!! Can't wait to see pics of Ethan! What a wonderful Christmas gift. MERRY MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU!



Jenny Wilson said...

I am tearing up right now just thinking about what must have been going through your head when you wrote this, and also what is going through your (very groggy and sleep-deprived) head right now as you read this comment. I am sure that you are now home with your precious baby and probably a little overwhelmed with everything that has changed in your life in the last few days.
I, like you, had a c-section and it was a traumatic event that brought me the most powerful blessing I have ever been given. The recovery might not be pleasant but it will soon be a distant memory.
I know we don't know each other all that well, but I feel like if we would have we would've been great friends!
You take care of yourself and Ethan!

P.S. Sorry for the novel ;)