- Current Mood: sad
i cannot believe that 1 entire year has passed. 1 year ago today, my family was absolutely blessed with this amazing gift...this peaceful, inquisitive, happy, joyful little boy...
here is a link to his birth: http://beautiful1096.livejournal.com/45
So they did a C-Section.
So after discussing whether or not to do VBAC with this baby, my doctor has advised against it for the previous pregnancy and other reasons....closeness of pregnancy...etc. My husband and I discussed it and decided to go with a repeat C-Section.
So my question is, for those of you that had pre-planned C-Sections...how does the process go?
Do they schedule me to come in at a certain time and I get to do everything without all the crazy bells and whistles as my first labor? I'm assuming I wont have to go through all the potocin and all that? Will I still stay in the hospital for a few days? (I assume so because of the whole C-section healing process again). Will I have to have an icky cather again? Do they break your water ahead of time if it doesnt break naturally? (mine broke naturally last time).
x posted a few places.
Am I the only one going through this? I did have an epidural drip and needed a few stitches for tearing, but nothing serious. It's been a year just about since the delivery, and I've had a pap smear. The doctor didn't see anything wrong, but maybe she overlooked something?
Thanks in advance.
Ironically, even though I have a BA in Political Science, I am not one to jump up on a soap box. But as an LJer I am part of several pregnancy and parenting and I had a thought on how to solve the problem of rampant teen pregnancies and inadequate sex education in the US. Putting aside the obvious taking care of a human life for the rest of YOUR life...no one told me about these gems of parent hood......
Let teens shadow young parents...and let teens shadow young parents going through the OB/GYN visits!
Case Number 1: Cup Peeing:
At EVERY appt you have to pee in a cup. When you have a big belly..this is rather difficult.....I ABSOLUTELY DETEST...peeing into cups. I Love being pregnant, I love my daughter and the one on the way...but show a teen girl who is in love with her perfect little teen body the type of ways you have to twist and turn to pee into a teeny tiny cup and she may reconsider prom night advance.
Case Number 2: Father sitting in on the icky stuff
Whether he likes it or not, my husband is always in the room with me at most appts. Make a teen boy sit through a physical exam and know that his hormonally imbalanced paramour is going through some really uncomfortable shiznit...he'll reconsider too.
Case Number 3: Needles, Needles, and more Needles?
You get poked with a lot of needles while youre pregnant.
Case Number 4: Stupid Birthing Class Videos and/or Birthing Class instructors
Our Birthing Class instructor had both the stupid videos and was a big flake as well. i can't believe we had to pay $75 a pop to learn everything that was in "What to Expect When You're Expecting" which you can pick up for 11 bucks at Wal-Mart or even cheaper at a used book store.
Case Number 5: The Actual Birth Process
It ain't rocket science, but it ain't actually all that pleasant...it hurts....you get poked and prodded in the nether regions by people you know haven't taken you out for dinner recently and never will.....You lose your pride pretty fast when someone does a manual dilation check.
Now DON'T get me wrong. I actually don't hate the process..but can you imagine if a 16 year old knew about all this. I know they didn't tell me ANY of this when I was in high school...not that I had any intention of having kids when I was that young.
But knowing I'm gonna have 2 teenage daughters at the same time 13 years from now puts into perspective the scare tactics I can use :) bwahahahahahahahahaha (are you reading this girls? of course not...your either only 1 and/or unborn at the moment).
So any other moms that want to comment on my commentary...I'd love to hear what you're going to tell your daughters and sons when they reach the dreaded teens years.
X posted everywhere.
Vince had his 'first' easter last year but he was only about 6 days old so this will be his first actual easter. I know he'll be little but I want to make memories for him.