At my last doctor’s visit, I had a split-second of fear. While the doc was doing her routing ultrasound, she said that it appeared my placenta was covering the cervical opening (I’m pretty sure I said that wrong) which in short meant I would need to have a c-section. She also said she was going to do another check to be 100% sure and something else about why this could happen. I sort of blanked after she said c-section. I always pray that God will help me to deliver a healthy and while baby, but I never even thought about how. I guess I’m so used to just the routine delivery that a c-section never dawned on me. Immediately, I began to think about a sterile room, my husband in a gown and mask, bright lights and a drape blocking my view of an impending surgical procedure. I began to think about a painful recovery and a scaring and I got scared. All kinds of thoughts started bombarding my mind. Next thing I knew the doc said, “Oh good! The placenta is just above the opening of the cervix and there’s no chance of it moving.” Whew! Just that fast. I know women have c-sections every day but it just never even occurred to me that I might have one too.
My little baby is the size of an apple now. In a few weeks we can find out the sex. We’re thinking of doing a reveal.
[as of 2/6/14]