Friday, November 6, 2009

C-Section Called OFF

Soooooo... 
We were mentally and emotionally prepared to meet our son today.  We had the car packed.  Grandparents had taken off work. 
Everyone was ready.
My phone rang early this morning (while I was in the shower) and when my husband answered, I could tell it was not family on the other end.  It was the specialist Doctor. Not the one I saw yesterday, but the one I have been seeing for about three weeks.  He said that my OB called him and asked him to review the pictures and chart info from the visit yesterday since he had not seen me.  He did that and saw that the fluid levels were in the 10's and that that is Ok.  The baby was still breech yesterday -- bottom down -- feet folded up by his head.  He called to tell me that he was recomending that we WAIT on the c-section.  Cancelled for today!
This was such a mental shift...  but at the same time, I am very grateful.  If there is any way that the fluid levels are Okay and the baby can stay in there LONGER... that is safer and better for the baby & that is what we want.  He said we could elect to go ahead today, but there would be a greater risk to the baby for not having full lung developement than if we waited.  I was a little bit in shock at first, but of course I said what any mother would say... I want what is BEST for my son.  And waiting is best right now.
So everything that was on GO is now on "pause". 
I'll go back to the specialist (and hope not to see his partner but to actually see him) on Monday at 11:30AM so please join us in praying over this weekend...
We will pray for the baby to fully develope.  We pray for complete health and life over this baby (in every way).
Please pray for the fluid to stay the same or go up (of course the doctors say it is not likely to go way up at this point, but we can pray for that).  We are also praying for the baby to turn head-down on his own.
So while the changes this morning are HUGE in our lives, maybe it 's a secound chance for things to be EVER BETTER for this little one.

13 comments:

Brewers said...

wow! o.k. girls I will be praying for that little guy and for the rest of your family.

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh no...sorry, God knows. I will pray.

Lora said...

that's good news! so glad your baby can stay in the oven a little while longer. :)
praying for you!
lora

Mom On A Mission said...

Still praying that he turns! In the meantime, get some rest.

M K said...

I love God’s Ways!! I’ll pray for ya’ll while you are waiting upon The Lord! As The Word says about things: “in the fullness of time”!!
Loveyou
Me

tara said...

Thanks for the update! I've been praying for you all morning, and will continue to do so! This is exciting news...we'll see how God works this out, huh?!

Tony C said...

You continue to be in prayers...

AtlantaMama said...

“And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment—to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.”- Ephesians 1:9-10

kelley said...

Oh my goodness! It is crazy to think you were headin’ to go have this baby and then the call. But… that means the baby still could possibly turn down and you have a natural birth! Who knows! I would think Mother Nature will eventually turn them down but I guess not always. Very Interesting.

Mari said...

This morning as I kept checking the time and thinking of you...I wondered...what if they do a sonogram last minute and baby's turned and she doesn't have a c-section today!!! Praise God! He WILL do what is best for your son.

Anonymous said...

I know it was a disappointment not to meet your new baby boy today and we were looking forward to seeing him too But we all know things work for a reason and the baby needs all the time possible to fully develop. Our prayers are with you all - blessings and safety for all of you.
Let us know if there is something we can pick up for the baby or you.

Writeaway said...

We know ALL things work together for good for those who love the Lord and are called according to His purposes. And that includes having a C-section cancelled at the last possible minute.

That baby boy is going to be perfect and I can't wait to meet him!

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