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Don't worry about a thing....

Sunday, November 03, 2013

... for every little thing is gonna be alright. (Bob Marley)

That song just came in head as I was thinking about writing this blog. This is just a update on what is happening with my pregnancy.

As of today my baby boy is 6 days overdue. I'll be 41 weeks pregnant tomorrow. Out of all the person I know who have had children, I do no know anyone personally who has been this overdue. But alas! here I am.

There is a saying that bad never seems good until things get worse. I totally get it. Three weeks ago I woke up and my biggest problem was that I had stretch marks. Last week Monday I woke up crying because it was his due date and he had not arrived. I thought he would arrive on his due date or before that. Was so disappointed that it didn't happen. Then I went to the doctor and things got worse. My doctor told me that the baby's head wasn't engaged, so he wouldn't consider induction, in fact, he would suggest I get a c- section by Friday. This C- section would be more expensive if my doctor did it but I had the option of going to a public hospital. Of course at the public hospital it is free, they have the best doctors, but the customer service is poor and waiting to see a doctor is long. I bawled my heart out. My heart was broken. I had the perfect birth plan, with my doctor at a private hospital with nice nurses, now I would have to tough it out in the public hospital system and I would be having a c- section, which to me was a last resort. I didn't see that coming. Suddenly the stretch marks didn't seem all that important.

Anyways, what is a girl to do? I felt really bad about all of this, seriously. I had a kind of guilt for a while. Did I do something wrong throughout my pregnancy? Did I exercise too much? Did I feel too good? Was I too happy? What? Why me?!!!!! I thought I couldn't manage all of this.

So off I was to the clinic on Tuesday to book a day for my C- section and you know it wasn't so bad. The doctor there told me to come back on Friday to be seen again and I would be admitted then and the c-section would be done on Saturday. I went to the clinic again on Friday, saw another doctor who told me that I'm 1cm dilated and the baby dropped a little, where as Tuesday the cervix was closed and his head wasn't engaged at all, so she is going to give him a couple of days to see if he can come by himself, if not I will be admitted and induced on Wednesday. Hallelujah! I didn't celebrate too much though because I know that anything could happen and I could still end up having a c-section. But I had time. The doctor did a membrane sweep and in the evening my mucus plug fell out. I know it doesn't necessarily mean I will go into labour soon, but for someone who was showing no signs of going into labour at all that is a good sign.

So now I am patiently waiting. I realize that a lot of these things are not in our control as much as we think t. Another thing I learned is not to bitch and moan when things don't go exactly how I want it, things could always be worse. I had originally thought that I couldn't possible wait an extra week to have my baby, now I am doing it. I am afraid of being induced, because I hear it is painful and I do not think in the public health system there is the option of pain meds, but if that is what has to happen for him to come out I am fine with it. I am not even against having the c- section either. I just want my baby here and healthy.

So this morning I play my Bob Marley and enjoy the waiting.

"Don't worry, about a thing, cause every little thing is gonna be alright"

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TKOVACH1 11/11/2013 7:23AM

    Celeste, everything is going to be beautiful when you hold that baby boy in your arms and it is worth everything.
My first was 2 weeks overdue and she went breech at 1 week overdue and I had to have a c-section and I would do it just like this again to have the beautiful daughter I have today. I even had a second daughter who wasn't a c-section.
Hugs and waiting for pictures of your beautiful baby boy!

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SASSYLJB 11/10/2013 12:09PM

    is this boy here I know he most be cant wait to see the pics!
Luv you diamond girl!
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RUNNER4LIFE08 11/7/2013 10:03AM

    Yay... it is almost baby time! emoticon

Good luck in the days to come and know that we are all thinking about you! He will be here in your arms before you know it. Can't wait to see pictures of your new bundle of joy!

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ALICIALYNNE 11/5/2013 4:55PM

    I know this is a few days late, but thinking of you!!!!!!!!! Tomorrow is the induction, right?

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AMY-MIMI77 11/4/2013 6:16PM

    Both my boys were overdue but I was able to be induced for them as they were in position; just didn't want to come out.
Good Luck, honey!

Hugs

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FORBANDE 11/3/2013 2:56PM

    Yep. It's gonna be alright. I had my boys c-section and everything worked out just as it was supposed to.

You're already an amazing Mom. Can't wait for you to hold your beautiful baby boy!

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ORCHIDLADY56 11/3/2013 8:42AM

    Looking forward to hearing about your new baby boy!

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VALYNN26 11/3/2013 8:41AM

    You are so right Celeste. It does not matter how much we plan some things we can't control. Things always work out how they are meant to. I had both of my kids by c-section.The 1st was due to unforeseen medical issues. Turned out if I would've delivered him normal he would not have made it (he had a short cord & what there was, was wrapped around his neck). So always know there's a reason somewhere for why things happen they way they do. Best of luck to you. You will be in my thoughts this week. Looking forward to hearing the next update. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon .And like you said, Don't worry bout a thing, cause every little thing is gonna be alright. emoticon

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SHANSHE 11/3/2013 8:27AM

    Bless your heart! Glad you worked through it and are now positive that things will be ok! Your baby just isn't ready to be here yet, that is all!
Hugs,
Shan

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