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Week 39
~ Wow, I wasn't expecting this!

I had my 39 week appointment this morning. They scheduled me first for an ultrasound to look at fluid levels. The ultrasound technician asked me if I thought my water broke. I said no... She was only able to find one little pocket of fluid measuring around 3.3. The problem is bubba is still oblique and my cervix is completely closed. After my Ob did the exam, she said it would be a difficult induction given the position he's in and given the low amniotic fluid level, she said he needs to come out - soon. So, here we go, I'm having a c-section. Tomorrow!! He's coming tomorrow! November 23, 2005.

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When I first walked out of the office I just wanted to cry. This is not the birth I wanted for him. This is not how I wanted to bring him into this world. I feel like my body is failing me, but after thinking about it, the most important thing is that he arrives safely. It's a little frustrating having had two vaginal deliveries and now needing a c-section for my third and final baby. You'd think my body would be more efficient at preparing for labor, not less so. I think it's interesting that I'm having fluid issues at 39 weeks again, like I did with Ally. The biggest difference is she was in firing position and I was already dilated to 3 cm when I went into the hospital. I guess my body is telling me something. It's all done with being pregnant. That's ok because I pretty much feel that way, too. Mind and body are in sync. I'm a bit concerned with the recuperation time needed with a c-section having two demanding little ones at home already, but I'm sure I'll figure it out.

So, no Thanksgiving dinner for me, unless that's what the hospital is serving. We'll just celebrate when we get home. I do have a lot to be thankful for . . .

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