Thirty eight weeks
Thirty eight and a half to be more precise! I’m at work right now, my schedule has lightened up a bit and this is the last week that I’m seeing patients. However, I don’t think baby boy is planning on making an early appearance yet. As of my last appointment, my cervix is fully closed and I’m not having many contractions.
I signed off on my C-section paperwork last Thursday, my OB and I are still hoping for a VBAC if I go into labor before next Friday, but like I said, I’m not too hopeful about going into labor. She went over the risks such as an emergency C-section or uterine rupture (both of which I am terrified of given my last delivery) and we agreed that if things are not progressing with a VBAC that we’ll shift gears to a C-section sooner than later.
My assistant is getting married this coming Saturday, so I would love to make it to her wedding and then baby can come anytime after that. I would love his birthday to fall on Sunday, 10.16.16 (but again, wishful thinking!)
Our cat is now on Prozac, he hasn’t had any “accidents” since he started it, but has been quite lethargic. The vet said that it is normal for our cat to be lethargic and lazy as he acclimates to the medication, but I hope he gets a little pep back.
I’m very excited for the arrival of our son, but getting a bit emotional about how our family will be changing. The girls have been my “babies” for over two years, I love them so much and can’t imagine sharing my love with another human (even though I know I will). I know they will be wonderful big sisters, but I worry about their envy or possible jealously over the new baby and I don’t want them to feel like I have less time for them. I keep telling them that Daddy will be helping them more when baby comes since I’ll be busy with their baby brother. I’ve seen pictures on social media of Moms giving their older children hugs as they leave them for their delivery and it brings up so many emotions for me.
Today is a beautiful sunny fall day here in Seattle, a storm is on the horizon tonight that is suppose to last through the weekend. I’ll be seeing my OB again on Friday…..I’ll keep you all posted!