Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth." Genesis 9:13

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I think I got a responseo

I can't go into this much right now as I must get to sleep NOW because I have an early meeting, but I think I got some form of response, in that I got a very nice email from my sister telling me how she's going to tell the baby about Aunt Jen making all these things for him/her. (Weird, based on the last ultrasound pics from last week (the baby isn't in position and is trying out breech so she's getting some very late ultrasounds) I think it is a boy and so do most relatives, but I just about called it "her". Perhaps I don't really have any instinct).

Ultrasounds are becoming so amazing. While looking at this strip I said "Wait, is that baby LOOKING at me?" And it is. It had one eye open you and you can see the iris and pupil. I didn't even know they opened their eyes in there. It also has very long eyelashes and tons of hair and is very chubby. (Unfortunately my sister needs a small baby for a best chance at natural home delivery and this baby is trying to be a breech giant. Please pray for her as she'll be heartbroken if what I suspect is going to happen does: I think it is likely the baby is too large to engage in her tiny pelvis and that it also has no room to turn around. there's a little time yet for it to turn and she's having treatments to do this, but it just has so little space. Right now it is jammed from her lungs to her bladder and there is just no more space, yet it is growing very rapidly in these last few weeks.) I have a bad feeling that there will be a c-section in the next 2-3 weeks as letting the baby get enormous (it's on track for 8-10 lbs) won't help anything.

Anyway, kind words and the first time I'm called Aunt Jen for REAL made my day. More later.

4 comments:

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SoyMamiYMas said...

"Aunt Jen" . . . that is AWESOME!!! =)

{{{hugs}}}

Rachael said...

I'm so pleased for you that you got a positive response. And how nice to hear, "Aunt Jen"! To address your sister's desire for natural childbirth - often after the baby is born, mothers get past that disappointment. A healthy baby and a mother able to care for him/her is the most important outcome. A mother torn from stem to stern who can wear the button saying, "I had natural childbirth" is hardly a win. Right now it gives her something to focus on before there is an actual baby to focus on. Afterward, she can focus on the baby and get past how it came into the world.

Michal Ann said...

I went through a similar birth scenario with #1 son. I'd prepared for a home birth and had attentive care with midwives (quite a few years back!!). I didn't see an actual O.B. til my due date and baby came 19 days LATE by C-sec. I had 20+ hours of hard "natural" labor at home with the O.B. attending during the final stretch but my son was posterior (face up) and....8# 6 oz. I'm 5' 2# with narrow hips so...emergency c-sec. in the 21st hour. Then, I was in the hospital 9 days with a ghastly wound infection...duh...why didn't they just start antibiotics sooner? It was a horrible ordeal followed by optic neuritis which turned out to be Multiple Sclerosis. I've healed very well considering.

I had a second son 13 months later and a daughter when the boys were 2and 3 so...3 c-secs followed by the partial blindness each time. I developed a lot of faith in God during these times...it really stepped up my need for Him and He's seen me through unbelievable obstacles. One of the worst things ever...worse than all that, is happening right now if anyone wants to pray for me when you're praying for Jen.

Sorry, I guess I needed to "talk."

I really like Rachael's counsel but one can get very very invested in the advantages of home birth. It's great when it's great...

Hey, Jen! Remember that we met because of the "baby" April Rose drama? That plastic doll had a home birth...

Maybe we're not so crazy after all.