Saturday, June 27, 2009

To Induce or Not to Induce, that is the question...

For those of you that don't know this, I have decided to have a natural childbirth. The problem from the very beginning was that "I" decided this...alone. My husband can not understand, for the life of him, why anyone would want to feel pain. In the beginning of the pregnancy I explained my reasoning to him but it was never really understood, it was accepted but not understood.
So here we are at 38 1/2 weeks preggers and my Dr. has given me the option of inducing on Wednesday (because my cervix doesn't seem to be doing anything). To an impatient couple and an uncomfortable pregnant woman, this is a very hard offer to refuse. However, after much thought and consideration, I have come to the realization that this is already becoming an unnatural childbirth. Although DH has accepted my decision, this completely baffles him as he can't understand why I am torturing myself by remaining pregnant for possibly another 2 weeks when I am being given a get-out-of-jail-free-card but all I can reason is, if I'm not over 40 wks and there is no medical reason to induce then why do it? To make me more comfortable? Sounds tempting but I think I'll pass. LORD GIVE ME STRENGTH!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Pregnancy Blues

First of all, I am in complete awe when I step outside. I can't believe the heat here in the Gulf. I even took a picture as proof. Luckily, I have been told that this is a heat wave and that temperatures don't usually get like this until August...great.

Have you guys heard my description of the hospital that I am going to have my baby in? I've decided that it either looks really old, like from the 60's or very futuristic. I'm hoping that it's the decide.

Anyway, down to the Blues. I went to the OB doctor today. I got an ultrasound done and was told that my baby is probably 6 lbs. 12 oz., good right? Not exactly. My OB said that she is measuring a little behind...gestation-wise. I am 37 wks but my baby is me
asuring at about 35 wks. Great, I guess I can say goodbye to my hopeful July 4th delivery date. Then they double check the sex of the baby and I'm told that she's "still a girl!" Great, again.

Then I get checked by my OB Dr. and find out that I am "very posterior"..."What does that mean?", I ask (as I mentioned in my earlier post, it's scary how much I've forgotten about pregnancy). She explains and says, " means that you've hardly dilated...although, your baby has definitely dropped."

Well, isn't that just...GREAT?!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Making Blog History

I can say with full assurance that I am the first in my immediate family to have a blog. My mother doesn't know about this, if she did, this is what she would say "You need to be careful with that internet, people can steal your identity". Well mom, rest assured, the rest of the world doesn't care about little ole' Lisa and the mundane things that happen in her life...except for her family and friends...hopefully.

I have created this blog mainly because I wanted to document my life as a wife and mother who has recently found herself pregnant again (after a failed vasectomy nonetheless). I haven't been pregnant for 7 years since I had my identical twins girls and honestly it scares me how much I have forgotten about pregnancy, labor and newborns.

This blog will hopefully be my outlet as I reenter the hectic world of stay-at-home-mommy-hood.