And ready to go, again.
I had an interesting Facebook conversation with a friend/instructor/co-worker of mine. It turns out she had a c-section and she said it wasn't that bad and the recovery time was not as long as she feared. She had never had any previous surgeries, either, so I can safely say that it would not be awful for me if I end up going that route either. She did give me loads of advice, just in case. Such as, set timers for your pain meds and get an app for baby feedings/diaper changes- it will be critical to your drug and sleep addled brain.
I'd like to say I am confident going into this this time, but the truth of the matter is, I'm not. I know I'm in good hands and that's all that really matters. I just have to trust. It's such an awkward time... I know in a few months I will laugh at how silly I sound now, how insecure I am about this whole process.
Right now, I am seeing the trees, not the forest. I know in time that this will all just be a part of the experience, so I am trying to focus on that.
I did something odd. I am one of "those". I decided to do my hair and make up before going to the hospital. Not so I look ab-fab for photos, although that is a plus.
I did it because it wastes time and focusing on myself for a little bit distracted me. Also, after I have a baby? I'm not going to even find time to brush my teeth let alone do the whole get up. Don't worry, I'll still find time to brush my teeth, even if I have to set an alarm on my iPad to remind me every day.
It's interesting getting ready to leave for the hospital again. I am grateful that I have an appointment and not just going in when I go into labor naturally (if that ever happens!) because there is a LOT of ice on the ground and I am terrified of falling. Falling + pregnant = bad.
Anyway, by the time you are all reading this, I'll already be there and checked in (hopefully admitted too, they don't officially "admit you" until you hit 4cm) so keep sending us your warm thoughts and prayers. Hopefully the next update will be all about the baby being born.
As always, you can follow us on Twitter (nothing TMI) @christiefarrar and @befarrar we will both be using the #babyfarrar hash tag :)