Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Back Home

I'm finally done with my teacher certification program!! This is my first week back home full time with my children, and it's been great. My husband had been home during the day with them, but he started school fulltime, which the military pays for, last week.

The children are excited about the baby in my tummy. At least once a week my son asks me if the baby is going to come out now. He's anxious to meet his new sibling.

I'm five months along, and I'm deciding on whether to switch to a more VBAC friendly doctor. The one I chose, I thought was VBAC friendly, but she said that she only supports vaginal births after one c-section, and I have had two.

I'm nervous about trying for a VBAC, and I'm nervous about possibly having another C-section. I try not to think about it too much, and stay positive. I have been reading a lot of great posts through ICAN, specifically I Can of Atlanta's message board. It has been inspiring to read so many VBAC success stories.

5 comments:

Musing Mama said...

How did your previous c-sections go?

S. Belle said...

They went ok. My first one left me feeling pretty depressed about not having a natural delivery. Also, I had a difficult recovery. It was hard for me to pick up my baby for a few weeks, it was hard to walk, get in and out of bed. So, I was pretty down about it.

The second one was not nearly as bad. My recovery was a lot better. I just want the chance to experience a vaginal birth, the way it's meant to be done.

Well'll see. . .

Musing Mama said...

I see! Personally I'm curious as to how a c-section delivery would be as my 2 vaginal births have been pretty rough (understatement)... Hoping the 3rd in a few weeks will change that pattern! But everyone has a different experience anyway.

LaSandra said...

Congrats on the new baby and on your teaching certificate!

I have a friend who had a c-section with her second baby and then 4 vaginal births after that. I know it was hard for her to find a hospital that would allow her to try, but she was glad it all worked out that way. I hope everything goes well.

S. Belle said...

Thanks LaSandra!

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