mean that's huge, right? I always thought the whole 35/35 thing was really cool. Anyway...
We had our final ultrasound yesterday, to check things out for scheduling the repeat c-section and I am happy to report that James Weston looks "perfect", their words not mine. He's head down, fluids all look great and he's measuring around 5 lbs 11 oz. All great news for this mama. While we didn't get a really good look at his face I am just relieved that he got the green light in terms of development and such.
His birthday is officially scheduled for August 14.
For those of you who are new around here, Kendall's birthday is August 16. So I hope she wants a baby brother for her 3rd birthday.
I am so happy to have a date in mind. It makes it so much more real and I can finally start to make plans for this exciting time. Heck, I'll probably even pack my hospital bag now. Also, this means we have less than ONE MONTH until we are no longer a family of three but a family of four. Four. Wow.
I know there is still a chance he could come sooner, if I go into labor on my own, and let me tell you, I'd welcome that. I doubt that will happen seeing as though I was induced 9 days late with Kendall and she still didn't want to come out. I am so ready to be done with this pregnancy it's not even funny. I remember being, put-a-fork-in-me, done with Kendall but I think this time I'm so much more anxious. I just cannot wait to get my hands on this little guy and I think the closer we get the more excited Kendall's getting too.
I've mentioned having a repeat/scheduled c-section before and it's raised a few questions. Do you want to try a VBAC? It's always risky going in for a major surgery. Do you worry about recovery? And while those are all very valid questions and concerns I can honestly say that I feel 100% comfortable and confident in my decision to have another c-section.
Kendall never dropped. Even once the doctor opened me up he said that normally when you've labored for hours, like I did, the baby is in the canal but she wasn't. She was right on top of my stomach so a c-section was definitely the best decision. So far, James Weston has been measuring high too, just like his sister, and while I know a lot can happen in 4-5 weeks but I feel like this is what's best.
The next 4ish weeks are going to be so full of anticipation. I am so glad we have a lot of events coming up, a couple of birthday parties, Kendall's 3rd birthday, a wedding, so hopefully time will fly by. At the same time I feel like we should be soaking up each and every minute we have left as a family of three because before long I won't even know what it's like to have an only child.
James Weston is going to be one lucky boy. We are all so excited to meet him, see what he looks like and shower him with nothing but love.