Friday, August 21, 2015

August part 1

August to me means, TIME TO HAVE A BABY.
I'm due August 27th but Ellie came at exactly 38 weeks so I had too high of hopes that this little guy would be early too. But I was wrong. I have had no signs of labor. I wanted to try for a vbac this time but since a repeat c-section is also an option deciding what I really wanted has been very hard for me. I think about it all day long and have talked to my doctor about it and she just knows how miserable I am and tells me to call her if I want to throw in the towel. But that's just it, I don't want to throw in the towel just because I can. I am a great candidate for a vbac and while there are risks there are also benefits. So I am holding out. However, typically they don't allow inductions on vbac patients because of additional risks but if I get to my 40 week appointment and progressed from my previous one then she'll allow for an induction and I feel better about having one than having a c-section just because. Although, I could always end up in a c-section again, but if that happens it was meant to be vs me choosing it. Does that make sense? So really, I just hope he comes before his due date and I won't have to worry about it anymore.

Anyways, here are some pictures from August so far. Haven't taken too many so really it's mostly just belly updates. 

36.3 weeks
This picture is number 2 in my 3 part series.

I wanted to remember this. Ellie enjoys showering with me in the morning. It's really just play time for her. She plays with a cup, an empty bottle and her princesses. She is always asking me to fill them up with water so that's what she's doing here. I was done with the shower when I took the picture by the way. 

37 weeks

Ellie's hair is getting long and I wanted to try something different than her normal curls or pig tails. Took me two tries but she just sat there and was patient. It turned out cute. 

39 weeks. Sad to still be pregnant. But I know the end is much more near now!
Ellie was breach so position matters but seems like I am carrying a little further out with this baby than Ellie. I have gained the exact same about of weight but it also carried differently. My face is much less puffy. Skirts, dresses and yoga pants are all I wear now.

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