Thursday, January 10, 2013

Decisions, Decisions

It's funny how things can change in a day. We woke up yesterday morning thinking that BGB would arrive sometime, anytime, in the next 4 to 5 weeks. Tomorrow is my last day of work, and then I figured I'd have a week or two before the big day. After our appointment at Mt. Sinai yesterday, it's safe to say that she'll be here within the week or two. WOW!

The specialist at Mt. Sinai has recommended that we induce labour in the next week or so. Everything is fine. BGB is doing great. My blood pressure, and possibly my blood sugar, have had a few glitches over the past few weeks. Nothing significant, but enough that the consensus seems to be that the risks of kicking her out early are less that keeping her in there for a couple of more weeks and letting her decide when to come.

Both Steve and I are on-side with that reasoning.  Circling a firm date on the calendar is convenient, but knowing that she'll enter the world in a more manageable way is very reassuring. After 21ish week of being on pins and needles, we're both looking forward to her arrival, no matter when that is.

Now comes the big decision - do we want to try for a natural delivery or a c-section?  Both doctors agree that the best option is the one that we're most comfortable with. The are many valid arguments on both sides of the coin. 10 years ago, an elective c-section wasn't something we would consider, but there's been a lot of water under the bridge since then.  Decisions, decisions.

She may yet arrive on her own timetable. We've got to coordinate an action now. I'm not going to deliver at Mt. Sinai so we need to get our local team on-side. My local OB is currently in hospital with the flu, so I've been seeing her back-up. I'll call this morning to make an appointment with him so we can figure out what our next step is.


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