Update: Still Waiting

Apr 1, 2013


 
Still waiting over here, waiting, waiting, waiting. Technically I have 12 more days till my due date but I’m ready now... I guess you could say I’m a little impatient! Since it’s obvious I’m due any day people love to ask what my birth plan is, which always catches me off guard because it’s kind of a personal question.
 
I’m aware this is one of those things in life I’ll have limited control over so much of it will be just go with whatever happens. Although my plan is basically go to the hospital and have a baby I have made some decisions about what would be best for us. I know I don’t want an epidural, or an episiotomy and absolutely under no circumstances will I be in the care of a resident/student doctor.
 
That’s pretty much it.   
 
3 simple requests.
 
Maybe I should be less laid back about this?

40 thoughts:

  1. You're so cute! I wish you all the best! Hang in there!

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  2. I had a plan... my plan went completely out the window due to complications of labor. Ended up being on all kinds of meds and actually needing an epidural to be able to have her naturally. In the end I was thankful just to avoid a c-section and it didn't matter what they needed to do to get your out safely.

    I say stick to your guns for as long as it's safe. After that just do whatever you have too and don't kick yourself if any of your plans fall through. Only so much we can control!

    Oh and I was AMAZED at the kinds of personal questions people feel like they can ask a pregnant woman.

    Memoirs & Mochas

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  3. Good luck with your delivery! I hope it goes smoothly!

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  4. I've never heard of anyone asking about a birth plan. That is personal.


    Lol, at the no resident policy! Can I interject a positive for them. From my experience, they are awesome at discovery. It's like seasoned physicians have a one track mind & routine. I was once correctly diagnosed by a resident at 5 years old for an adult disease that had my pediatrician stomped and as a health care professional I have recognized that it happens often. Just something to think about in the future.

    Enough of that! Enjoy the last few days of people treating you like royalty! All the attention is about to transfer:) Good luck!

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    1. Oh people loooooove to ask about the birth plan, I even had a man ask me... which really caught me off guard! his wife just had a baby and I think he was using the birth plan question as a way to share his experience.

      You do have a valid point about residents being more open to things however due to an experience a family member had a few years ago giving birth, I think having a resident/student doctor would just be way too stressful for me because her experience would be at the back of my mind the whole time.

      I recognize that this is rare occurance but it happened. My family member went into labour, had to have an emergency c-section and during the surgery the resident knicked her artery and sewed her back up, not noticing she was bleeding. She was sent back to her room where her fiance and family stayed for a bit then left to get some sleep. Luckily her step mom happened to stick around and was able to get the nurses when she passed out mid sentence. she was rushed back into surgery, needed 8 units of blood and spent the first three and a half days of her baby's life in a coma in ICU. horrible. So that's my rationale behind the no students/residents near me!!! Hopefully that explains why I feel so strongly about that!

      and yes the attention is about to transfer is right - I will try and enjoy these last few uncomfortable days!

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  5. I think your requests are very reasonable. I hope these next 12 or so days goes by quickly but slow enough so you can rest and enjoy the quality couple time together.

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  6. I hope that you get your requests. I also pray that you have a safe and healthy labor and delivery and a beautifully healthy baby. Blessings!

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  7. Stopping in from SITS! How exciting! I know you are are having so many emotions at once! Anxiety and excitment were just TWO of the emotions I was going through days up until my due dates. Best wishes and early congrats to you! I hope that you get all of your wishes granted.

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  8. Oh my goodness, that is so exciting! I'm sure it must be so hard waiting for your little one. I think you're fine, you should be laid back about this, no additional stress necessary. Good luck with everything, can't wait to hear more!

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  9. I am so excited for you! Time will go extra slow right now but you will be holding a piece of heaven soon. xo

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  10. hope these last few days go smoothly for you both :)

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  11. The baby is almost here! Yay! I made a birth plan and got everything I wanted including taking home placenta (TMI, I know). Make sure your SO is able to advocate for you!

    No epidural? I'm so jealous -- I was super nervous because it was my first so I got an epidural ASAP. Next time around I am hoping to pass. I didn't get an episiotomy but unfortunately because I didn't I tore in my front and back -- absolutely no regrets though.

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    1. haha not TMI & I hope I don't regret the no episiotomy decision!

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  12. Good luck, Shug! Stick to your guns as long as it's safe ... but you will certainly be no less of a woman and wonderful mom if you have to have any or all of those things. I know you are excited! Prayers your way and good luck! :)

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  13. Good luck with your requests-- in the end it's all about a safe birth and a healthy baby :)

    My MIL had no drugs for her first (she delivered 6 babies) and said she'd never do that again! My mom had C-sections for all 3 of us because her bone structure wouldn't allow for her to give birth naturally. It's good to have a plan but remain flexible when it starts-- don't stress! I've also heard that water births are great and easy on the pain factor. That's my plan for my first :) Blessings for your new family!!!

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  14. So exciting! I would probably be the same way if anyone asked me that. But I've had no babies so I can't say for sure.

    All I will say is that I hope everything goes smoothly! So soon :)

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  15. Sounds like a good plan to me, go with how you feel. These days most people forget what personal questions are. Wishing you and the baby the best, a healthy and joyful blessing! xx/Madison

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  16. I loved giving birth! I almost feel guilty admitting it because it is so rarely echoed among my friends & acquaintances. But I can honestly say I had wonderful, beautiful births, and I'll be doing it again in July :) Yay for positive birth experiences! All the best!

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    1. Thank you for sharing your positive experience! I have a friend who also had a positive experience so you just never know :)

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  17. So exciting, you are so close to meeting your little girl. We always all get so impatient towards the end, it's funny, no matter how prepared we are :).

    You are taking the right approach by the way, laid back with a few requirements. Wishing you a safe and happy delivery and looking forward to the safe arrival of your baby.

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  18. Gosh! I thought that already sounded laid back... I have no idea what my birth plan is yet, but I think it will sound something like yours... Minus the epidural part. I have a low tolerance of pain... I'm sure I would be begging for it even if I decided I didn't want it. Aw this is so exciting! I'm so excited to be at this point in July!

    Love your blog! So cute! I'm following you on bloglovin now :)

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  19. You look so amazing, Emmett! Seriously, just beautiful, I hope I look like that in 3 months! I know the waiting can be agonizing. Hang in there, your lives are about to change forever (for the better), but try to soak in every last minute of just the two of you! xo

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  20. dear beautiful and kind em k, that photo of you and jay is fantastic! that is your love's name right? well if i'm wrong, blame it on my brain damage. anyway you do whatever is best for you, and your family. you can feel however you want. i think people DO ask very personal and often rude questions. it's ok to call them on it, and tell them you don't want to share. i don't even know if they intend to be rude, but many people are far too nosy or invasive. until my friend was pregnant, and told me how random strangers would put their hands on her belly and touch her, which DID bother and offend her. i thought i wonder if i had ever done that, and if so,i shouldn't. therefore, i was glad she told me because i didn't want to be that person. best wishes on the delivery and arrival of your little one! :)

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    1. Teddi, your memory is correct his name is jay! I usually try and change the subject if it's someone I don't really know - what does it matter to them waht my birth plan is?!

      Also, I don't think your friend would mind if you touched her belly, it's just strange when people you don't know get in your personal space. I don't mind when my friends rub my belly, I know it's because they're excited for me :)

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  21. praying for an easy and smooth delivery for you! cant wait to see the picture of your little one :)

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  22. you look so happy, darling! it´s gonna be a beautiful experience and you will be a great mom and one with one hell of style! ;) the best for this moment and let your happiness be complete when that baby arrives! xoxo

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  23. Thanks for visiting my blog ! :)
    you are seriously gorgeous. Beautiful mama!!

    Emma
    Http://emmacristy.blogspot.com

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  24. I hope all goes well!!! Stick with your decisions...if you are firm about them, the doctors will listen to you!!

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  25. so exciting!! and you look great! :)

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  26. Oh girl! the day is almost here and I am so excited for you! I cant wait to see pics of your new edition. In the meantime try to enjoy your last days as not having a person who will require your attention for at least the next 18 years ;)

    PS girl I cant believe you're not having an epidural you are my hero.

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  27. I can't believe your date is almost here. This must be a very exciting time for you :) Love this photo of the two of you...it's beautiful!

    Sylvia
    www.sylvialovespink.com

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  28. love the photo! you guys are so adorable can't wait to hear about the arrival of your baby. good luck with it all. whatever you do it is your decision and that's whats best! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  29. Oh wow!! The countdown is really on for you! Excited for you guys!! Beautiful picture too!

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  30. My plan was get it out. I had a c-section and so I had an epidural but even if I had it through the wassa I would have had one. Me and pain aren't friends.

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  31. Just checking in to see how you are doing. xo

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  32. No update in a while. Is baby here??? :D

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  33. Hmmmm Wonder if baby is here already!?? I am so nervous about the last few weeks. I hit week 35 and I just need a few more things and I will feel more ready...but then I think that is when you start getting anxious! Can't wait to read about baby!!

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  34. Congratulations love! Have a good delivery!
    xx
    www.JuneWantsItAll.com

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  35. And and???? Is the little one here yet???? So excited for you. Hope it all goes according to plan.x

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