It's been way too long since I've blogged on here. And yes I've been watching a toddler and growing a new human, but that's no excuse. I'm going to do better.
New baby is estimated due date is January 28th. That's 3 weeks from now. (Although at this very moment feels like baby is trying to jump out of my uterus by sheer force.) I've been slowly preparing for his/her arrival (another surprise gender baby). But this time around everything is so different. Having a toddler in tow doesn't allow certain pregnancy luxuries. But it has made the journey to this point move faster. Who can worry about how far along they are when you have someone to potty train and sleep train before a new member joins the household.
But even with a toddler distraction my birthing fears are becoming more real. With my first she never turned and I was preemclamtic, so an elective csection at 39 weeks was my birthing option. Mostly by choice, I didn't want to bother with trying to turn her. Even with a c-section I was happy with my birthing option. As most csection mom's know this is the recommended method going forward. But more moms in this position are trying vbac (vaginal birth after cesarean). I was gunho for this at the beginning then this baby seemed like they didn't want to turn, so I settled on the idea of another csection. But to my surprise at the 28 week ultrasound little bit had turned. Now I'm faced with a choice. Csection or trial of labor? I won't bore you with the pros and cons. But everyday I feel something different about both. The biggest deciding factor now is my body's ability to prepare and start labor.
So we'll see what happens this time around. Ultimately just praying for a healthy delivery for mom and baby.