One more week and we will get to meet our little munchkin! And I can’t believe we do not have a name! Well a name that we can agree on. I just cannot wait to meet him and hold him! It’s 38 weeks and we have a planned c-section next Wednesday on the 23rd! Not what I had envisioned, but I’m lucky we even have this procedure to enable me to deliver a healthy baby. It’s been a long, trying week thinking about how fast things have changed in my “birth plan.” I’ve gone through different emotional states with it: shocked at first, then sad/jealous of normal deliveries, then scared, now at peace. I still have a little bit of all those feelings within, but bottom line, God has placed him in this position and will take care of my needs. He knows what is best for Ryan, Baby Snydes, and myself. I’m realizing it’s not just a simple procedure though…it’s a big surgery. You hear so many c-section stories, but it’s a pretty big deal. I’ve never been cut open for anything, so I’m very nervous. God WILL provide though!
Funny story: I had the weirdest dream the other night. I had my c-section and my doctor delivered him in my garage. Then I walked over to him on the scale and realized he was the size of a toddler. Bald, fair features, and the nurse told me he didn’t have a side knee bone (she called it the wish bone). He also weighed 11 pounds 11 ounces, but obviously looked to be 20 pounds or so. It was so strange. I really hope he’s not too big. 🙂
This week has been very hard physically too. My stomach is so tight, he might just pop on out. It also hurts when I move around at work a lot. It’s very hard to get up and down from my chair. When I’m walking down the hallway (at my normal pace), my stomach reminds me I’m pregnant and slows me down. And he now sticks his heals out on the side of my stomach and it actually hurts (his head movements don’t hurt). My rib pain seems to not be bothering me as much lately. My feet are disgusting looking-so swollen. My hands are fat too and my wedding ring is stuck. I’m SO tired and moody. I wake up about every 2 hours just because. I get really bad acid reflux at night. But only 1 more week!!! I’m so ready to lose weight and feel good again. Tummy a week before I have him…and look at those feet.
I’ve read that breech babies don’t really descend, because the rear can’t get far down in the pelvis as compared to the head and break your water (I know it happens, but says it’s a lower chance). I’m hoping this is true because I have some important dates that he cannot make a surprise appearance. As you know this is basketball season and Ryan refs 5 out of 7 days a week on average (sometimes more). Now that he refs college, he travels to colleges far away. Baby Snydes, do not come on the 19th or the evening of the 22nd. Your dad cannot miss your arrival. The 23rd would be just fine.
Update – He came on the 19th. Ryan was in Houston and made it back just in time!
ONLY 2 MORE DAYS!!! And no work for a while! I can’t wait till Saturday because my mom and I are going to decorate for Christmas so I can come home and enjoy the decor with my boy! I’m getting so excited!