Wednesday, August 11, 2010

a c-section it is

Due to the enormous expected size of this child {ultrasound Monday estimated 9 lbs, 12 oz.}, I am scheduled for a c-section next Monday morning. We discussed several options, but what it came down to was possible trauma to the baby or me if it baby is as big as we think. That coupled with my doctor's concerns and the very serious tone of his voice made our decision fairly simple. Thankfully I've gotten lots of encouragement from friends who've had c-sections {thanks, friends!} and am feeling pretty good about the decision.
Jonathan found this heinous looking patent application from 1965 for a torture table disguised as a birthing contraption. Notice the net that is supposed to catch the baby after it is propelled from the womb by centrifugal force? Yikes. I know a c-section is way better than this would have been. Can you believe this was never approved? Or better yet, can you believe it was ever imagined? So weird.

Now... if only Monday would hurry up and get here. I can't wait to hold this big, chunky piece of my heart in my arms.

5 comments:

Rebecca said...

So excited for you. I have also heard from others that a scheduled c-section is the way to go. You and Jonathan will be in my thoughts and prayers!

tamara said...

Thinking about you and praying for you - especially in this awful heat! Stay hydrated and rested! Or TRY to stay rested... I know how stressful the waiting is!!! Just know you have lots of people praying for you!

Betsy and the Boys said...

That's just scary looking, don't be looking at stuff like that when you are days away from giving birth! Can't wait to hold that chunky baby either!

Heidi said...

Not much longer now. I know you can't wait until Monday. I can't wait to hear all about the newest member of the family!

Noelle said...

I think it is funny that the table is shaped like a cross.