Spring/Summer 2012 Baby Bumps!

My baby girl's Birth Day Scheduled!

I had my 36 1/2 week appointment today and since my baby girl is still breech they're going to schedule my c section for either July 30th or the 31st which is SO soon. And I met with the doctor who will be doing the surgery and I absolutely love her. She took so much time to answer all my questions and I didnt feel rushed at all. And it's kind of fun to know when exactly my baby girl is going to be here :)
She also told me that as soon as my baby girl is delivered she will not leave my sight - they'll clean her up in a warmer that is right next to the OR table, my husband will get to cut the cord, and all three of us will be able to be together in the recovery room and allow me to breastfeed right away. These were HUGE concerns of mine but she just made me feel so much better about having a c section. I was wanting a natural unmedicated childbirth and my DH and I even took Bradley method classes so a c section was definitely not something that was even on my radar 6 weeks ago but I've come to accept it. And it means I get a longer maternity leave so that is a definite plus! :)
So now we have to pack our bags, install the car seat and enjoy these last 2 1/2 weeks just being the two of us! Eeeks!!!! I'm so excited!!!! Only 8 more working days left too which seems crazy to me!

Posted on July 10, 2012 at 9:23 am
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delrossom
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what a wonderful thing! i know this sounds silly, but birthdays have have been so important to me, i make a big stink out of moms, dads, DHs, brothers, ... the dogs ... so i absolutely LOVE that you get to "choose" her birthday! so excited that your LO is almost here, its going to be a great birth, i just know it! :)

Posted on July 10, 2012 at 10:52 am
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How exciting!! So happy to hear you got to meet with the doctor doing the c-section and get all your questions answered, definitely a huge relief for you! Let the countdown begin!

Posted on July 10, 2012 at 12:36 pm
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Seriously you are going to do awesome! Trust in the amazing doctor you have and everything is going to be ok. Like I said on Facebook it is kinda fun knowing the exact date. I know it is not your vision of how you wanted to give birth but as I learned in my pregnancy you can't plan anything ( as much as I try to control everything I couldn't). Many women end up in a c section after being in labor for hours. Be happy yours is planned and not an emergency. And who knows baby still could turn up to the last minute. They will check before e surgery. If you need anything else answered about afterwards or anything let me know. So excited for you!
Posted on July 10, 2012 at 2:16 pm
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Yay!  That is awesome to know your lil girl's birthday!  It's way easier to plan!  Plus you don't have to worry about your water breaking on your bed - that was always my fear lol.

Posted on July 11, 2012 at 4:04 am
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I'm glad to hear they are so accommodating for you! Those are big concerns of mine too when accepting a c-section. Hope all goes well!

Posted on July 11, 2012 at 4:07 am
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So exciting Andrea! Everything will go just fine and it's so nice that you really like your doctor and that she took her time explaining everything to you.  You will do great.  Only a few weeks to go- eeek!


PS: I'm sort of jealous that you'll know LO's birthday, here I am waiting and waiting past my due date ;)

Posted on July 11, 2012 at 6:14 am
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UPDATE: So I got the confirmation call today and it looks like August 1st is going to be the big day :) And I'm an RN in the ICU and one of our regular anesthiologists said he will do my spinal and be in on the surgery with me so it'll be nice to have a familiar face taking care of me!
Thanks for all your support ladies! I'm so freaking excited that I'm getting so close. Can't wait til the next wave of babies comes - some of you are so close. Hopefully you go soon Nina! :)

Posted on July 11, 2012 at 8:08 am
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Glad to hear things are scheduled and in place for you Andrea, AND you get familiar faces, that's a bonus.  August 1st sounds like a great birthday to me!!


Nina---> I hear you! Official due date is tomorrow but I'm feeling way too good to think anything is going to be happening any time soon...I feel like a ticking time bomb! Fingers crossed your little one gets a move on SOON!

Posted on July 11, 2012 at 8:22 am
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Yaaay!  That's so exciting!  I'm sorry it's not going as you originally hoped, but I guarantee none of that will matter once you're holding her in your arms. :)  


I'm jealous that you're so close!  Wishing you lots of health and happiness and praying for a smooth delivery

Posted on July 11, 2012 at 10:22 am
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I'm so excited for you, Andrea!! I bet it feels great knowing when you're going to meet your little girl :) And that's wonderful that the doctor made you feel so comfortable. Sounds like it's going to be as stress-free as it can possibly be!
Posted on July 12, 2012 at 5:03 am
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It definitely feels great knowing when she's going to be here :) I'm getting pretty excited about it whereas two weeks ago I was terrified of the whole situation. But now I know I'm that much closer to meeting my baby girl!

Posted on July 13, 2012 at 6:06 am

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