Thursday, August 18, 2011

Monday :)

Look how much Emersyn has changed since her big announcement in January!

My dr. appointment went well today. Everett is still measuring on the big side but ultrasounds this late in the game are usually pretty subject to a large margin of error. I'm not stressing about it. I pushed Emersyn out just fine, I'm sure Everett will be the same even if he's bigger. I feel like people tend to over react about big babies so I'm not advertising this freely on FB or anything. :)

I am dilated to a three and about 50% effaced. My dr. said that everything seems ready to go and she agreed to induce me Monday evening. She was not pro-induction by any means and I know that everything had to line up for her to induce me so this makes me happy.

Sometimes I get so weary of women and their opinions. Why is it when it comes to having babies that we get so judgmental? Inductions or not, breastfeeding or not, etc. I definitely have some opinions about what I feel is best but I really feel to each their own. I know not everyone in my life *approves* of inductions and I don't think that is very fair. I have out of state family to consider and a daughter with a REALLY close birthdate that I am hoping to avoid. Besides, I have one of the best birth stories that I have ever heard before with Emersyn and I was induced with her. This is just a side rant but I needed to get it off my chest. I would never do ANYTHING to endanger my baby or myself (and neither would my dr. obviously). I am already in an early stage of labor technically being dilated to a three. I plan on being very active again this weekend and getting Everett good and ready to head out. :)

Today I got a mani/pedi and a hair cut. I feel like a new woman. I'm hoping for a burst of energy tonight as we get the house picked up for the cleaners in the morning. I'm thankful to have the time to get in these last minute pampering services. :)

Happy Thursday everyone!!!


LeAnna said...

I agree with you about big babies. God isn't gonna grow one in there that you can't get out. ;) As for inductions, I have several friends who freak out at the mention of them. Even though I didn't WANT inductions, I had two...and they went perfectly. What more can you ask for? I think women should feel empowered about their babies births, but more than anything? I think women should trust God that regardless of medical intervention, regardless of dr's opinions, regardless PERIOD - He's still God, and He can and does make beauty out of ASHES - I'm pretty sure He's capable of inductions, too. :P
I'll climb off my soapbox now. Can't wait to see pictures of that sweet boy!!!

Melissa said...

I am so excited, Patti!!!! : )

I agree about big babies & overreactions. And just a fun fact. My friend Terri did a home birth... her baby was i think 9 (maybe 10) pounds with an exceptionally large head LOL. She delivered that child just fine & she did not even TEAR! True story. :)

I can't wait to see pics of that sweet baby boy! :)

Aimee said...

Coming from someone who had two big BOYS herself, one at a birth center and one at home, there is a bit of overreaction in the USA that goes along with the fear of childbirth. Neither are to be feared since our bodies are made to birth children. You will do just fine. I did lots to get Tobin out knowing that I didn't want another 11 pounder. It worked. Try an acupuncturist, I can give you a great recommendation. It worked for me. No matter what, you won't be pregnant forever! This little guy will make an appearance soon. Good luck! You're almost there!

Rachelle said...

Forget about the haters! Everett is going to be perfect and I can't wait to meet him...

MiMi said...

You are radiant Patti/Sis,
What you think matters , and your Conversations with God confirms what is best for you and Everett.
Yes, you did have a Beautiful delivery with Emersyn and fell very Blessed to be a part of your Children's Beginnings.
I Love you,