As of Wednesday, I entered my 37th week of pregnancy! I am officially full-term! Our little baby boy is healthy, but he is sitting in what is called ‘transverse lie,’ basically he is sideways with his head on my left side and his butt on my right. He should be sitting vertically with his head down. He cannot be born vaginally when he is in transverse lie. So, my doctor has scheduled a c-section for September 2nd. I will be getting an ultrasound on Monday to check his position one last time. If he’s turned, the c-section will be canceled. If not, things will go as planned.
I don’t really care if I get a c-section or if baby is born vaginally. With the c-section, it’s kind of nice knowing the date and time that everything is going to happen and the surgery is very quick compared to regular labor and delivery. I am confident in the judgement and ability of my doctors and the hospital. They are well seasoned, and it’s not a training hospital. My experience thus far with the hospital staff and doctors has been a good one. I am also confident that God has the best plan in mind for both me and baby and that it will be carried through. I don’t really feel anxious or scared about getting a c-section. Though, as my friend Marsha put it, “A c-section kicks off motherhood with a great sacrifice, submitting to birth by surgery and a difficult recovery.” So, I would appreciate prayers for the delivery and recovery.
I am ready for baby to be here. I’m kind of becoming tired of all the “you’re so big” comments, people touching my belly, and unsolicited advice. One person even told me something about standing on my head to get baby to turn! I’m physically uncomfortable and feeling impatient to get this baby out. I am excited to be a new parent and ready for the next part of this adventure to begin.