Monday, May 25, 2009


Sorry I haven't been around. I'm nearly 36 weeks pregnant and I feel like I'm 10,000 weeks pregnant! This week will be very busy. We're making our preparations for our temporary move to "baby Anna's" birth town. I have very little energy and a 4.5 year old and a 2.5 year old.

Has is really been that long since my c-section? Since my VBAC? Wow. . .

Our birth plans are not perfect. Not ideal. I am, however, at peace with our decisions. That's all I could ask of any birth plan. The midwife rolled her eyes when I told her what the VBAC consult doctor told me about only having a 50% chance of a VBAC. She rolls her eyes at much of what the doctor's say and do. She told me that the pain I still have in my perineum from a 2nd degree tear 2.5 years ago is probably because the doctor put in too many stitches.

That's all I can muster right now. I'll be 37 weeks a week from Wednesday (June 3rd), but I have no illusions Anna will come then. Sarah was taken at 37 weeks 1 day, but Caleb was born at 41 weeks.

The woods are lovely
dark and deep
but I have promises to keep
and miles to go before I sleep
and miles to go before I sleep


Diana J. said...

Congratulations and good luck! Will hope to hear good things soon!

Do you have to cross state lines to have a VBAC? Here in AZ we have to cross state lines if we want to have a legally-attended HBAC.

Rixa said...

Thanks for the update. I hope everything goes smoothly for you. And I am sure you can have another VBAC. You've already done it once before, for goodness' sake!

Michele said...

You are so close!!

Kat said...

Have you tried rubbing something like Weleda's Arnica oil (or evening primrose oil) on our perineum? I had the same problem, not from doctors stitches but from an allergic reaction to the stitches. The oil did wonders! Work it in there every night. Takes a week or so.
Good luck and looking forward to reading your story!

Michelle said...

I just came across your site and I wish I would have found you sooner, I just had a VBAC in Feb with my daughter (c/s with my son 22 months earlier!)

Wishing you a wonderful and amazing VBAC! I look forward to hearing about your success!