Saturday, December 08, 2007

Game Plan for Baby Boy

Had my pre-op appointment Thursday and got my labs drawn today. If everything goes according to plan, baby boy will make his arrival sometime between 8 and 9am. Here's how it should go down...
Call hospital at 4:30am to check we are still on schedule (meaning they haven't been bombarded with women in labor). We better still be on schedule!
Leave house around 4:45am.
Arrive at hospital at 5:30am, begin all the preparations. They'll check on the baby (non-stress test), shave and prep me, iv me, give me a spinal, and whatever else they need to do.
Hopefully we'll be in the OR by 8am. Since this is my second c-section it will take around an hour and be slightly more complicated than the first.
Once baby boy is stabilized, hubby should get to hold him so I can get a good look at him before they whisk him away.
Hubby will go with baby boy while they do all the things they need to do to him back in my room. I'll be stitched up and sent to recovery for 1-2 hours.
Once the spinal wears off I'll be taken to my room where I will hopefully get to hold my son in my arms for the first time! At that point, hubby will leave to pick our daughter up and bring her to the hospital to meet her baby brother!
I'll be in the hospital until Wednesday or Thursday, depending on how things go.

So, unless you hear from me sometime Monday you can safely assume our son is being born! I can't say for sure when I'll be able to update here.... not until I get home for sure. Sorry to leave ya'll hanging, I promise to post as soon as I have access!

Unless the plan changes, my next post will be a birth announcement!


OHN said...

This post just brought back a flood of memories! S3 was a scheduled section after S2 was 72 hours of labor THEN a section (he is still stubborn;) I was sort of dissociated with the whole process watching everyone doing their thing and not really realizing that the little guy doing somersaults then would be out breathing, and crying in a matter of minutes. The whole thing was surreal. I wish I had videotaped all of it but of course in the stone age all that was available were regular cameras :) Take a deep breath and savor every moment...I will be rooting for you!!

Sunny said...

I am SO excited! I can't wait to hear from you!

Furrow said...

Wow! It's 8:30 on Monday, so you could be having that boy RIGHT NOW! Good luck. Can't wait to hear the update and see deliciously cute pictures.

Chris said...

Can't wait for the update! Hope all is well and you have your little guy in your arms right now!

Barb said...

Saw you in the Lost & Found. Hopeful congrats to you! Nice to see another PCOSer making it.

Your kitty photos were adorable, and your house looks lovely.

MamaChristy said...

If anyone is looking at the comments, I thought you all might like to know that PCOS Mama had her baby boy Monday morning. She's okay, but I understand she's still in quite a bit of pain (You're kidding? After major abdominal surgery? No way!). He was a big guy, but I'm not giving you any other info. I know that she will want to share her birth story but they seem to be fine. :) CONGRATULATIONS to the whole family!

Chris said...

Congrats to the whole family - can't wait for the details!!!!!

Mony said...

Thinking of you both!