Thursday, December 11, 2008

40 Weeks, 5 Days


Okay, so this is IT people. IT. As you are reading this I am either being sliced open, stitched up, or enjoying my new baby. You know, those little tiny things that smell so good and feel so soft and take so much time to cook.

I'm writing this pre-surgery (obviously) and I am terrified. I have never had major surgery. This will be my first experience. I think I will be a wreck, so please think good thoughts for me. I mean, I have to have a catheter, people, a catheter. Do you know where those go? I wince just thinking about it. And lets not even discuss the layers of fat and blood and muscle and organ the doctor is going to have to slice through to get to the Sprout. FYI, vaginal birth really isn't very bloody. Like, maybe a cup or so of blood all together. I'm betting with a section there is WAY more.

I know I won't be able to FEEL him actually cutting, as in feel the pain. But, I'm told I will feel the pulling and prodding and tugging and that is just weird, okay? WEIRD.

Also, there is going to be a needle in my spine. And they won't let Nelson be in the room with me when they insert it and I have to be really still or I could become paralyzed. I mean, I could become paralyzed from it ANYWAYS, but you know, non-stillness increases the risks.

Okay, now I've got it all out. All my anxiety is above, for you, my dear readers, to feast on. Please, wish me luck. I'm hoping Nelson or I will post a photo and announcement tomorrow.

I'm off to become mother to two. Let the games begin.

P.S. Also a special thanks to many of you, my bloggy friends, that have been checking in on me on a regular basis these past few weeks and wishing me well these past few days. You have kept me sane. Or, more sane, I should say. Really, you guys rule. You know who you are.

P.P.S. I totally shaved my legs this morning.

12 comments:

Super Ninja Mommy said...

OMG I am so excited for you!!! I bet you are finding out right now how NOT bad it is!! Thinking good thoughts, sending you positive affirmations and so excited to see your new little Sprout!

--SNM

Divine Chaos said...

awww good luck Jenni!! I don't think I've ever commented on your blog before, but I've been reading :) Hope the surgery goes well and you have Sprout in your arms very soon!

They're so not gonna be around your legs, ya know? *giggles*

Casey said...

Good luck, I'm so excited to see the pictures! Yes, the epidural part is scary but it's SO worth it. I was scared to sit still for it too, but Jamie was allowed in the room for both of mine.

Tara said...

Jenni I will be sending all my positive thoughts and prayers to you today, as you bring your new babe into the world! Congratulations mama!!

Sarah's Blogtastic Adventures said...

Oh I am soo excited for you! I love babies newborn sweet tiny babies! I hope your delivery and recovery go as smooth as possibly can, and your baby comes out all healthy and fat and well. Good Luck! I am sending you sleep through the night baby wishes out into the universe! ; )

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I've done it. You won't feel the catheter at all.

In fact, I didn't want them to take mine out after the c-section because that meant I would have to stand up to go to the bathroom.

I guess if you are reading this congratulations are in order.

crazylovescompany said...

I'm so happy for you Jenni. It will be fine. Sending you good vibes.

montana said...

I can't wait to see a pic! I'm thinking of you on this special day, even though the birth experience is not what you hoped for. I'm sure the sight of the Sprout will be worth it, and can't wait to hear the name you've picked!

1invermillion said...

Hoping everything went well and you are now enjoying your lovely little overcooked new baby!

Cameron said...

Best of luck to you!!!!

Now that you're getting the drugs for the section, you're probably going to wonder why the hell you did it the other way.

kittyconcerto.com said...

I don't envy your C-section, but I'm SO thrilled your going to finally be done with this pregnancy so you can meet your new family member!!!

Good Luck!

Xbox4NappyRash said...

I reckon you're making all this up.
Not gonna happen....