Friday, April 16, 2010

Birthday Drama

Get ready for whining . . . .

As I mentioned before, I said I would not leave the OB office on Wednesday until I had a date for my c-section. Well, I would have been there all day so the OB told me probably it would be Wednesday, April 28th at noon. I was very excited about that. They then called in the evening and said they weren't able to officially lock down the date and time so they would call me Friday. I got the call . . .

Nurse: We have a time for your c-section.

There was a long pause which told me I was about to hear news that I didn't want.

Nurse: It will be Thursday, April 29th at 5:30 p.m.


Nurse: I know, I'm so sorry! They are just really busy and then they had Thursday at 7:30 a.m. but then it got taken so this was the best we could do.

Me: Ugh . . . really?

Nurse: You'll just have to do everything you can to get them out before then.

Me: Click. Then crying commenced.

I'm so thankful to be pregnant, I really really am. But I have to get these babies out of me! When everyone convinced me it would be around 33-34 weeks, each day after 33 weeks mark is like at eternity. In my mind I had my date and time, and now it's been extended by one full day plus five and a half hours. The good news is I will get to take my babies home with me so I try to remember that the two weeks coming are going to make the babies big and healthy and I am very lucky for that. That's the only thing that is stopping me from doing something drastic, like breaking my water with my orange peeler which looks strangely like the things they break water with in the hospital.

This was my conversation at the specialist yesterday:

Nurse: Wow, I have never seen babies in this position before.

Me: Really?

Nurse: Yes, they are taking up every ounce of space in your body. You have body parts everywhere!

Specialist: I'm sure Ashley knows that. (thank you specialist)

Nurse: Aren't you 36 weeks now? Are you ever going to have these babies?

Me: I guess not.

Nurse: You're uterus is going to have to rebel eventually. You are stretched to the limit!

But there is an end in sight, I might be completely deformed and deranged by then, but the babies will for sure be born by:

Thursday, April 29th!!!!

From right now, we have 13 days, 6 hours, and 31 minutes until go time.


  1. I am still convinced you aren't going to make it that far, but it has to feel good to have that date. (even if it is 13 days away...) The longer they stay in, the healthier they will be. You can do this!!!

  2. Ug. I totally would have cried too Ashey. And really, that nurse was not helpful. If your body can handle it, start walking baby! I was convinced I could walk my kids out. I think it did help. 4/29/10 is a great birthday though. You can do girl!

  3. You're awesome!! Hang in there!!!!!! :)

  4. I can tell you from experience that April 29th is a fabulous birthday. I highly recommend it!

  5. I love that you just hung up on her! 13 days til you get to hold your little ones...that's pretty amazing! I hope it goes quickly for you!

  6. Girl, you are definitely allowed to be whiny at this point. ;-) I won't pull the "it's worth it card"...I know that you're miserable...but it will all be over soon, with two babies in your arms!!

  7. Love that you hung up on her. I would have been frustrated too. Well at the very latest you will have your babies in your arms in 13 days!! :)


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