Saturday, July 16, 2011

Late.

(It seems like nothing I do is going to help get this baby out any faster. Including cartwheels.)

Well folks, it is July 16th. One day after my official due date. Unfortunately, I didn't get very good news at the doctor's office yesterday.

Apparently, the baby's head is about 4 centimeters higher than it should be right now, which is leading my doctor to believe that this baby has gotten too big to fit through my pelvis. This could mean a c-section on Friday. I blame it on the Ives family curse: Huge heads.

Nathan has the largest head of anyone I know. He has never been able to find a hat that fits him. Even adjustable baseball hats are too small for him on the largest setting. We were at Cabella's a few weeks ago, and Nathan tried on one hat of pretty much every style... still nothing.

Also, all but one of the Ives grandchildren has had to be delivered by c-section. They come out like little bobble-head dolls. Since I myself do not carry Ives blood (nor the Ives' other curse, the dreaded septated uterus), I thought myself free and clear. But, it's not looking that way. It appears that Nathan's genes have dominance in this case.

The plan is to induce on Thursday night over night, and then assess what happens by Friday morning. If things are not going well and the baby still hasn't dropped, they will do a c-section. Awesome. (not)

Yesterday when they told me, I went out to my car, called my sister-in-law Renae, and bawled like a baby. She had the exact same thing happen to her with her first baby. I am not scared to have a c-section, I am just really disappointed that things might not go as I imagined them to. I know it is a little silly, but I've always dreamed of giving birth the normal way, with Nathan beside me coaching me and experiencing the miracle that is the whole process of childbirth. Now, I feel a little robbed that I might not be able to have that.

There is still a chance that everything will go fine, but I'm not holding my breath. I hate having my hopes dashed twice.

Either way, as long as I have a healthy baby to show for it, that is what matters. How she gets here is pretty irrelevant in the whole scheme of things, I guess. I just need to adjust my expectations. And, it looks like I am going to have a whole extra week to do so.

Yippee.


6 comments:

Audrey said...

One time my sister was dating a guy who had an unusually small head. We all commented on it and she replied "Well, I don't want to be pushing out big headed babies!" Good luck- you'll do great!

Janeal said...

Oh, Katy, I know just how you feel! The only advice I can give you is to be flexible. My birth didn't go at all according to plan, and I was stressed and sad about it until I got to hold my sweet baby boy for the first time. Everything is going to turn out just fine!

Happy Stueck Family! said...

Well, there are worse things, for sure! I have heard of 5 mothers being induced in the last 2 months...only to have a C-section in the end! It just does not seem fair to poor momma! It is so hard on your poor body to go through all of that! I am so sorry! Heavenly Father knows what is best for you and little Evelyn. All will be well! Try to get some rest and relaxation in before Friday...maybe you will get lucky and start on your own. Do some breathing and try to visualize the whole birth process. You never know what will happen with positive thinking. Good luck, darlin! You will be great...

PS...I tried to do a cartwheel when I was 9 months preggo...it hurt real bad! haha...

Amy Kohler said...

Good luck Katy! Hopefully, bigger the head, bigger the brain!

Whitney said...

I've heard that c-sections are better by numerous people. The way they do them now is pretty nice. Just thought i'd throw that in there. Good luck though girl! Your life will be forever changed. But in the best way possible!

lvs2dance said...

Good luck girl! If things have gone as planned you are sitting in a hospital bed right now, praying for little Evelyn to drop. I hope she does and I can't wait to see her!