Getting Closer

October 1, 2008

This Friday, for the start of my 36th week, I start going weekly to my prenatal appointments. That means that this might be Binary Boy’s birthday month! Am I excited? You betcha. Am I ready? I think so, but I’ve never had a baby. So, I guess I’m as ready as I’ll ever be. 😉

I’ve had some time to ruminate over him being breech/transverse. I’ve decided that I will let them do the external version as soon as possible, because the smaller he is, the safer it is for him.

All this thinking though has lead me to this conclusion: I’ll be able to hold him in my arms in 4 short weeks (or so). And, honestly, I’ll be happy no matter how he gets here, just as long as we’re both healthy. I’ll be able to gaze into two beautiful eyes that I’ve only been able to dream about for 9 months. And, really, at that point, I won’t care whether or not I had my “perfect birth”.

My plan is to keep doing everything that I’m doing, but to let go of all the expectations I’ve been holding onto. My stressing over it on a daily basis is not helpful. To either of us.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

cara October 1, 2008 at 12:50 pm

I love it!!!!


Jessica Gottlieb October 1, 2008 at 12:53 pm

Ooh, I’m so excited for you.


Dan Boyle October 1, 2008 at 1:03 pm

It won’t be long now. Everything will go just fine. Do you have the book “Loving Hands” by Frederick Leboyer? Cheers!


Mrs Pop October 1, 2008 at 1:27 pm

You’re ready and nesting! I was neither ready, nor did I nest. Already you’re ahead of me!

If you’re interested in Dino Land, we should definitely meet up… We’re trying to figure out a date. I’ll let you know.


katelin October 1, 2008 at 5:38 pm

aw yay that is so exciting! 🙂


Molly October 2, 2008 at 1:56 pm

I was just doing research on going into labor with a breech baby and I found your site. You are in the same boat as I am except I am 38 weeks today. I believe the baby has been breech throughout my pregnancy. My OB wants me to schedule a c-section for 39 weeks (next week) but I want to go into labor naturally. I figure the baby knows when it is ready to go out and will get into position when it feels ready. I am trying to find a doctor in my area that does external versions.
I look forward to reading how everything goes for you. Good luck 🙂


Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba) October 4, 2008 at 11:40 pm

Sounds like a healthy outlook on this. Yay! As you say, what’s most important is a healthy baby. And you’re EDUCATED about all the “stuff” they might have to do to get him here healthy, which is more than a LOT of women can say. Yay for you! 🙂


Binary Boy October 8, 2008 at 12:46 pm

Thanks for getting me flipped!


Hailee October 9, 2008 at 4:14 am

Don’t worry my dear! Take care of your health properly and think of positive things, don’t get stressed. I am sure you will get a healthy baby soon. My prayers are with you.


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