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06-08-2003, 10:11 AM
I just wanted to let you all know that we have had a change of plans. Looks like the baby is not ready to come tomorrow, so I wanted to let you all know in case you were wating for an update. I had to get an amnio last week to make sure that the baby's lungs were in fact developed before the doctor would do an elective repeat c-section. Well, it turns out that his lungs are not fully developed yet, so we are going to have to hold off for at least a week. I am not sure of anything else yet. The doctor said that some babies need 42 weeks to develop, and others only need 38 or 40. He isn't concerned, just doesn't want to take any chances of the baby having any respiratory problems if he comes too soon. So, that's the update. Just wanted to let you all know since we all thought the baby would be here by tomorrow.
I am very depressed and dh doesn't understand why. I don't know if it is a man thing or not, but I thought he of all peeople would get that when you have waited this long to hold your child in your arms and then be told that it isn't happenning until later, it just feels like...I don't know. Not good. Of course I want the baby to be healthy, that is all he keeps saying to me, "Don't you want him to be healthy?" I don't know, maybe I am being ridiculous. All I know is I am very sad that I won't be seeing my son tomorrow, but happy that at least I did have the amnio and we know that he isn't ready.
Here I am being Sybil again.
06-08-2003, 10:45 AM
Oh, yuck! I can *totally* understand your disappointment. Do you have a new date that your c/s is scheduled for yet?
06-08-2003, 04:15 PM
Oh, sweetie, I can only imagine how heartbreaking this is for you. :( I don't think you are being ridicuous at all. I'm sure Dennis is feeling so much stress and nervousness and doesn't even know what to say to help you. Big hugs. Just know that you will be holding your precious baby boy very soon.
06-08-2003, 07:38 PM
Hang in there, Denise! Guys just don't understand! Keep us updated!
06-08-2003, 08:17 PM
Im praying the days speed by for you!! I can imagine how disappointed you are but at least you know that this is whats best for baby. ((HUGS))
06-08-2003, 08:37 PM
Hey, I had one of those 42 week babies, so I know exactly how you feel!
Your baby will be here soo soon and it is worth it to wait and make sure, which you know. but it is so hard.
Are you being appropriately pampered???
Men huh! They have no idea what it is like towards the end of pregnancy for us gals I am sure you just want to meet your little man and you built yourself to the day and now you ahve to wait it out again. I think msot woman would feel disappointed if they were in your shoes! I know for a fact my SIL did as she was told she was going to get induced one day and when she went to the hosp, they did not ahve enough beds so she had to go home and go back a few days later. She was gutted!
Hang on in there, that special meeting between Mother and baby is only days away!
06-09-2003, 06:01 AM
:( I am so sorry! I know how much yo uwere anticipating this day. But soon you WILL have him in your arms. ((hugs))
06-09-2003, 06:34 AM
I understand how disapointed you must feel. It seems like every day is an eternity! I am climbing the walls myself. My doctor didn't say anything about doing an amnio to check her lungs but now I will be sure to ask at my appointment tomorrow. I will be 39 weeks on Friday and I know I would go nuts if they told me I had to wait any longer! Take mthis time to do something special for yourself-pregnancy massage, movie or something else you know you won't be able to do later. Keep us posted!
06-09-2003, 06:58 AM
It's that end of preg. desperation!!! Men will never understand! We want to hold our baby, we're tired of being preg. and we just want it all over with!!
I'm on pins and needles until next week. Will they do another amnio next week to check?
06-09-2003, 07:00 AM
I am so sorry you have to wait!! I know in my pregnancies I am just way impatient by 36 weeks, let alone 40...
I feel for you.
That little guy is just having way too much fun in his Mommas tummy!
06-09-2003, 09:09 AM
I'm sorry about what you're going through and feeling the disappointment. Seems like men just don't get it......I hope you get to see your baby boy soon and that a new date is set up to give you a day to look forward to.
06-09-2003, 01:56 PM
Oh, Denise...I'm so sorry for the delay. You get yourself psyched and ready, and then get to sit and wait. :(
The good news is that they are smart and wanting to wait, but it doesn't diminish the let-down of not doing it when you planned.
Big hugs to you. We'll be waiting to hear the good news when he does come!
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