Friday, September 24, 2010

Big Day

Ok, so I guess this is it.  Jackson came into my room about 5:45 wanting to know if it was time to get up yet.  I let him crawl in with me for half an hour.  So that was nice to hold him for a while and give him some attention this morning before I will be gone for a few days and come home with a new baby.

I'm nervous.  I guess I shouldn't be.  I've been through lots of medical procedures;  cancer and chemotherapy that both almost killed me.  This should be a piece of cake, right?  Hell, other women keep telling me that it is easier than actual labor and delivery.  Course I am the freak that enjoyed the endurance test of a midwife birth without drugs.  I never really wanted to be spared from the pain of labor and delivery.  I always wanted to be spared the creepy factor of a needle in my spinal area.  Shiver.  But here we are. 

Here comes David.  The entire family is up now.  Gotta get Jackson ready for school in a few minutes then shower and get ready to go to the hospital.  Bags are packed, I am taking way too much I am sure.  And I wish I had another nursing gown.  I have several two-piece jammy sets, but I didn't count on a section and wonder if I am not going to want to wear pants with the incision.  But I guess that is what hospital gowns are for. 

Ok, I am going to focus on the excitement of meeting this baby and try to forget about my nerves about surgery.  Thank you to everyone who has been sending me good thoughts and wishes over email and facebook.  I think the hospital has Wifi, so I should be able to post something while I am there.  And I am sure David will post on Facebook in near real-time as the baby makes his debut. 

4 comments:

Ronni said...

All the best, Marsha...from someone who had two at home with midwives, and needed a section with the third. I do know where you are coming from. Looking forward to hearing that all is well, and over...

Julie said...

Yay, good luck, can't wait to meet him! That first embrace with your baby is so amazingly wonderful, isn't it? It makes me want to have 12 babies just to have the opportunity to meet them:) What a happy day!

cici said...

I have two nursing gowns if you want them!!! One is pink and the other is brown with fushia edging on it!!! Good luck, I'm sure things will go wonderfully!

CiCi

Beth said...

Best wishes for smooth sailing and a speedy recovery!