Monday, June 13, 2011

July 15th!

Is the BIG day!! This little man will be here before we know it.

I had an appointment today to set the c-section date. We officially were planning on July 30th (close to 38 weeks). However, after talking with the doctor today they HIGHLY recommend delivering at 36 weeks. What a shocker it was to me!

My first thought: "what about his lungs?" Apparently after 35 weeks they are not worried about lung development. They won't even do an amniocentesis to check his development. Today I realized how much knowledge I have lost since graduation! I couldn't remember how many weeks "full term" was. Haha!

So then Brady said: "why have we been told 38 weeks and now it's 36 weeks?" Apparently with a "T" incision (one vertical and one horizontal) I am at an increased risk for a uterine rupture if I go into labor or contractions. That may or would result in hemorrhage and loss of baby. We definitely want to be going home with a baby! So to be safe he says 36 weeks. We don't know why the other doctor's have been saying other wise. This doctor said they have a meeting every monday to "discuss" their higher risk patients and he is going to bring up our situation in the meeting. I have an appointment monday with him to discuss what was said. He also wants paperwork on each operation to get an idea of what my previous surgeries were like so he can get a better idea of what to expect.

Then my thoughts were: "I've been contracting a LOT that bad?" He decided to do a quick check and my cervix is closed and thick (which is GREAT considering all the contractions). We also scheduled an ultrasound for Monday to check the growth of our little guy and see how thick my uterus is from the inside. I'm also going to be monitoring/keeping track of all my contractions to give the doctor an idea of what is happening. In the mean time I can still work but keep it easy.

So we are pretty confident that July 15th is the birthdate!! But we will find out more on Monday.


Katie Petersen said...

That is so exciting. It will be here before you know it! I'm surprised they won't do an amnio. I guess every doctor is different. They wouldn't induce me until they did the amnio and got the results back at 36 1/2 weeks. Do you feel ready? A whole month earlier than your due date! We can't wait to see the little guy.

Bree said...

Hi Kelsey!! It was fun to get caught up on your family. Happy belated anniversary. ;) Cooper is SO dang cute!! July 15 is our anniversary--a great day for something special! :) Good luck with everything--I look forward to seeing pics of this new little guy.

Casey and Rachel said...

Oh Kelsey! That is so crazy! I hope everything goes smoothly. Sounds like you have some good doctors taking care of you so that is good! Good luck with everything! Miss you!