Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Perfect Brightness of Hope



 

I can scarcely believe that tomorrow marks 38 weeks!  Mei-mei looked great at yesterday's appointment.  One way or another, she should be here NEXT WEEK!!  With my two full-term pregnancies, labor started spontaneously by 38w5d, though neither kid was actually born until 39 weeks thanks to super long labors.  Hopefully labor will start on its own again this time - and be much quicker!  If not, the plan is to go to the hospital on Thursday night of next week to be induced.  

I really hope to avoid a C-section.  I thought that if it did end up going that way, at least I could get the worst of the endo mess cleaned out and maybe have less pain and a better quality of life down the road.  But my doctor said they actually don't try to fix endo damage when a C-section is done because of the high risk of bleeding and infection.  So that's all the more incentive to go natural even if it does drag on and on again.

As excited as I am over Mei-mei's impending arrival, I'm also sad because I'll never be pregnant again.  Aside from the anxiety, I feel fantastic when I'm pregnant and my endometriosis is in remission.  Pregnancy discomfort sure beats being in constant pain that can last for months at a time.  I wish I could feel this good forever.

So ... one more appointment.  Maybe two.  And then I hope to post some very happy news.  Right now, hope is cutting through all the dark clouds that have shadowed recent years and I am loving every second of it!

13 comments:

eggsandsperm.com said...

This post made me smile. Congrats hun--it's going to be amazing.

Andrea Holley said...

I am so happy for you!

Krista said...

I'm so excited for you Annie!!!! I am now convinced that my ongoing pain is from endo because now that I am pregnant.....the pain is gone! Can't wait for mei-mei to get here!!!

AFM said...

So close now :) fingers and toes are crossed for an easy delivery.

Alex said...

Wow - you're almost done! So happy for you!

~R said...

I can't believe it!!! I hope everything goes smoothly for you. I'm so happy for you! :)

Cherbear said...

how AMAZING is this?!!! I cannot believe you are 38 weeks. Seriously. It's awesome. Post every day til delivery! LOL

Jana said...

I am so happy and excited for you. I can't wait to see hear about your precious little Mei Mei.

Curls O Fred said...

Excitedly following as the days count down. Wishing a smooth delivery and sending love.

hullaballoo said...

I'm proud of you! I told you, this was the one. I think about you all the time! I'll call you in a day or two.
Cindy

Angie said...

I am so happy for you and can't wait to see pictures of Mei-Mei!!! I am so proud of your courage!!!

Anonymous said...

Yay Annie! I am so excited for you and your sweet family! I cant wait to see pics!
Danielle

Tina said...

Congratulations! Praying for a safe delivery.

And I am so sorry about your losses. Praying also for your heart as you go through this time.

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