Saturday, 24 March 2012

A Very Important Date

I saw my doctor (or consultant as they refer to them on this side of the pond) this week. It was just a check up. You know, the boring ones where you pee in a cup, have your blood pressure taken, and get weighed. Although with this doctor they are slightly less boring because he has a small portable ultrasound machine in his office. So I got to see Frostina which I always love.

She is laying transverse which explains why I can feel her on both sides of my belly at the same time. She is also super cute and moves around a lot! The moving around part is a great reassurance for me, even if she does make some big kicks that catch me of guard sometimes.

After getting the good news that everything is going well with all the stuff they just checked I asked about my C-Section date. You see, based on my history of faulty placentas and my previous C-Section birth I already know I'll be having another one. This doctor wants to do it at 37 weeks because at this point Frostina will be considered term, and we reduce the risk of a repeat of last time (or perhaps something new). He said once she is term and her lungs are mature there's no reason to just keep her in there for the sake of keeping her in there.

I though it would be too soon to get an exact date but figured I'd ask. My Mom is going to come from the US and would like to be able to book her flights before they cost a small fortune. To my surprise, my doctor said we could set it up then and there. Wow!



So mark your calendars for Friday, the 8th of June!! If everything goes to plan then that's the day our little Frostina will make her debut. I'm just praying that everything continues to go well and we will be able to bring her home with us. A living breathing baby this time! Wouldn't that be amazing?

*Image from here 

24 comments:

  1. that will be awesome, praying for you both.
    blessings to you
    from Angela

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  2. Very exciting. June 8th is just around the corner. What an amazing day when you finally hold this baby girl in your arms.
    May all continue to go very well.

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  3. Just over two months! Fantastic news.

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  4. Yay! You are a few days ahead of me! :) On the 8th I will be having a work shower - will be thinking of you! Mine is on the 13th - also a Cesar.

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  5. That is exciting! It really makes the countdown start moving fast bc you know the day and exactly how many you have left.

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  6. How exciting! That's a great date - I've been celebrating on that day for 40 years.... :)

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  7. Fantastic! So exciting to have that date - 2 months to go :)

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  8. Wonderful :)) Must be great to know the date... not long now :) xoxo

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  9. Awesome! I love knowing Graces's date- count down seems more real. June 8 sounds like a great date!!!

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  10. Wow, that's not far away at all. How exciting!!

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  11. It's not far away, but I bet it seems it.

    Do you think 06/08/12 sounds better than 08/06/12? That's something that I still struggle with as an expat. It never comes naturally.

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  12. Wow, exciting! It must be awesome to have that date already circled on the calendar.

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  13. WOW! the 8th...there is a date and I am just so looking forward to her arrival. Sending love.

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  14. I am so pleased to read such a happy post from you :-)
    I could feel your smiles throughout the words.
    WOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!

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  15. Wow, that's awesome that you already got to set the c-section date. How exciting! I am also having a c-section at 37 weeks which will be the end of April and the Dr.'s still haven't set the exact date.

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  16. I am so happy for you! I think of you often and send prayers/good wishes/energy to you.

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  17. Wow, so exciting to have your date all set!

    Thanks so much for you insight into my brother-in-law's loss. I think, existing in this world, I am more prepared than many to imagine what she's going through, but wisdom from the unfortunately experienced is invaluable.

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  18. Congrats on getting a date set! How exciting and scary, all at the same time. You're getting so close, June isn't that far off.

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  19. June 8th - got it! On the calendar. Crossing my fingers, crossing my fingers for you.

    I don't know if I've actually commented here yet or not, but I read you all the time. And have internal comments for nearly every post, but am either too tired/lazy/emotionally challenged to write them for real. So I'll try now to catch up on the ones from this post forward.

    At 26 weeks, we're about a month away from getting ours scheduled. I wish the U.S. wasn't so stodgy about waiting 'til 39 weeks (darn those March of Dimes people), but apparently they won't schedule a C-section anymore before the 39 week mark unless medically necessary. Bah! I was SO counting on getting this one out at 38 weeks, having lost our daughter at the hospital at 38 weeks, 6 days. I'm in 37-week envy!!

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