|7 1/2 months!|
This time around will be quite different from the first delivery because we are having a Cesarean Section. I had a lot of complications and "issues" with the first delivery, and I have been lucky enough not to have any long-term problems from them. But my doctor thinks if I go through another traumatic labor, I might not be so lucky the second time around. So a scheduled C-Section is in our future. I am not sure how I really feel about it. I would prefer not to be recovering from major surgery as I care for a newborn and a busy toddler, but I'm sure that we will cope (lots of people do, right?!). It is a difficult decision because it's not like C-sections are risk-free, so we have had to really weigh the risks of each and try to make an informed decision accordingly. But one positive of a scheduled section is....the fact that it's scheduled! We are officially on the hospital books for April 21st, so unless things change (like my blood pressure goes haywire again, which is very possible, or she decides to make an earlier appearance) we know when we will be having this baby. For a planner like myself, I must say that I enjoy that benefit!!!