I had a dr. appointment yesterday, and I was FULL of questions for the good doc. Mostly I wanted to know if I didn't have the baby by my due date, how long would he make me wait. He said, well if the baby is still breech, we'll schedule a C-section for one week before your due date. I think at that point I was beeming! Getting him a week early, and with no labor pains (not that there aren't pains associated with C-sections, more on that to follow). That sounded perfect to me.
Then it was on to the doctor feeling my belly. THE BABY TURNED! He's such a good boy, I don't know how he knew to do it, but he did it!
I must say I was a little disappointed. I feel like a bad mother for admitting it, but I'm being honest. I know some women are crazy about having their babies the God intended natural way, and even get upset and feel like less of a woman if they have to resort to C-section. I'm not one of those ladies. Don't get me wrong, I think if everything is in place to have a natural birth, that's the way it should be done. There's a reason it was designed that way, and there are fewer chances of complications - I get it. It just seems like C-sections are pretty routine today, and safe for mother and baby. And if given the choice between 30 hours of labor, contractions, pushing, stretching, cutting, tearing, agonizing, back breaking, intense pain or a nice clean surgery under anesthesia - I'm just saying it would be tempting to choose the easy route.
We'll see how everything goes. I'm not ever going to opt for a C-section, but a little part of me was hoping that the baby would stay breech (and that was before I knew I would get him a week early if he was).
If my pregnancy is any indication, it's going to be a smooth easy labor (well as easy as a labor can be).
In other baby news, his crib is in! His glider is set up in his room! The bedding is ordered! The paint is on the way! and I have a date for my shower planned! This is really really happening!
In non baby related news: Jarrod got called to play with the Charleston Symphony in South Carolina. He'll be playing the concert the last weekend of October (when we were supposed to have our first child birth class). I'm so proud of him!!!