Friday, January 29, 2010

I'm a unique creature

I'm four days past my due date. I'm feeling Ok and Omega looks great on the monitors. I had an unnecessary C-section in 2005 so I'm not a canidate for an induction. The only thing I could do at this point is schedule a repeat C-section and I'm not willing to do that. I hated my C-section and would do anything to avoid that at this point.

I have a tentative plan to have my water broken next Wednesday and which point I will be 41 weeks and 2 days. I'm hoping it doesn't come to that but I never thought I'd be four days past my due date either.

The best part of this is when people ask me when my due date is and I tell them last Monday. Ninety-nine percent of the time their mouths drop open in shock. I think I may be the only person they've ever met who has gone past their due date. I just laugh. Omega will come when they are ready and their is nothing I can do to speed that up.

Not the most flattering picture of me but here I am on my due date.


Deanna Eppley said...

Hey Kristin! I hope you are feeling well and able to relax. What happened that you ended up having a c-section in 05? I'm just curious because Elijah had to be born by c-section. Once you get to meet Omega, I'd love to hear his/her birth story, especially if it ends up being a VBAC. Take care and blessings to you, Bob, Omega, and the girls!

Keeping In Touch said...

Hi, I found your blog just by hitting "next blog" at the top of the page. My daughter just gave birth to her 4th little girl on the 19th. I also had 3 girls and then my son. I always had "10 month babies". (we didn't go by weeks back then) My son was born 37 days late, and was almost 12 pounds. That was in 1983 and they would never let that happen now. My girls were also 8, 9 and 10 lb. babies. Anyway, I will be checking in to see how your little Omega enters this world. Oh, my daughter actually named her baby Zeta, which means last born. You two must think alike.
Good luck and God Bless,
Robin from Ohio

Kristin said...

Deanna- Here is a run down of births

L in 2003- medicated vaginal birth, 7lbs15oz 4 hour of pushing

E in 2005- stupid induction necessitating a C-section due to an impatient doctor 9 lbs

S in 2007- unmedicated VBAC, 9lb2oz, 5 cm to holding a baby- 20 minutes

O in 2010-???

You are in a great place to have a VBAC. I had S where you live.

Robin- thank for commenting, My kids are "slow" to cook

A urora said...

Hang in there!! :-)

Btw, what do you think you are having??