I’m home from my very last prenatal appointment!
Everything is normal and we are all set to go for the c-section on Tuesday! My doctor went over a few details with me and confirmed some things. I love my doctor – she runs EVERYTHING by me – even asking if it would be ok to give me antibiotics before the surgery. I said yes, I know I’ve had it before and I trust my doctor. I just really appreciate that she shares these things with me. It makes me much more willing to do what she recommends than if she acted like most doctors – and just did things without discussing them with their patients. I feel like my doctor respects my opinion, she doesn’t look scornfully at me because I feel more comfortable researching things, and it really makes me respect and appreciate her all the more.
My c-section is scheduled to start at 9:30 am on Tuesday and we have to be there at 7:30. They’ll put my IV in, get my spinal started, and give me the DDAVP infusion (a blood product my hematologist recommends because of my bleeding disorder – it helps my body to produce more clotting factor, thus reducing the risk of hemorrhage.) I remember the most painful part of the whole prep process with my last c-section was that darn IV. The nurse had to try several times and it hurt SO much. Hopefully it will go a little smoother this time around.
I am tired but I am ready to go. I am amazingly feeling much better the past few days than I did a week ago. I think it’s the prayers. I know there are so many people praying for me, that I will be ok and hang in there and I know it’s helping. Thank you all!
Only a few more days! I can’t wait. It is finally starting to hit me and I am getting super excited about meeting my little boy. It still feels like it wasn’t that long ago that I did this with Emily. And here we are two and a half years later – with Emily so big now – and we’re heading back to the hospital to do this all again with our 3rd child. God is so good!
Here’s a few pictures from when Emily was born:
And one from when Nathan was born (I don’t have nearly as many photos nor are they as good as *gasp* we didn’t have a digital camera back then!):