Sunday, 29 December 2013

I’m a Mom (12/29/13)

And loving it.  Well, the little man has arrived.  He came to us via caesarean on December 19th, 2013, born technically at 8:53 in the morning (he was still breech).  His name is Spencer Iden Reid Nottingham.  He was 6 Pounds 12 Ounces at birth. 

The birth story is still being written, but here is the short announcement, as the full story is taking a while to get the time to write.  Next week should be a little quieter, less company, and holiday season. 

We are all doing great.  We have spent a good quantity of time cuddling.  It is a great feeling.  

Friday, 13 December 2013

Week 37 plus two days (12/13/13)

Yesterday was the pivotal moment.  Baby hasn’t turned, and is still in breech.  So my doctor highly recommended a Caesarean.  We agreed, as it is best for both baby and mum when in this situation.  So I am scheduled for surgery on December 19th.  It will be with one of my doctor’s counterparts, as that day is not my doctor’s day to be at the hospital.  It is what it is.  Originally they were going to do it on the 18th, but that day Deb has dental appointments, and so, in hopes of not having to reschedule, they were able to fit me in on the 19th

This is bringing things sooner than later and I’m getting nervous about baby arriving.  What if I don’t bond with baby, or he is colicky, and I run out of patience to deal with a crying baby, what if I don’t do things right, what if Deb and I don’t agree with how I’m doing things; you know all the last minute jitters before baby arrives.  I hope I’m not alone in these feelings.  The up side is I have great support with Deb and her mum, I just hope I don’t push them away somehow when baby gets here.  

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Week 36 (12/08/13)

On Friday I went to my bi-weekly OB appointment, nothing excitingly different.   Up another .5kg, so I’m edging to the 20 pound gain mark so far, maybe a little over.  Not too bad though.  The baby’s heart beat was 160.  That is the highest I’ve seen it, but she said that is still within normal.  The big possible change is a scheduled caesarean if baby doesn’t go into position, as he is still in breech position.  She would schedule the surgery at about 38 weeks.  So that date is even closer that the EDD.  Luckily we are pretty ready, but the longer he stays in the better, for hopefully a natural birth.  We’ll see this Thursday.