If you guys saw my recent letterboard post, then you’re mostly up to speed about my new delivery date!
My goodness, I’ve never heard of another women getting her delivery date changed soooo many times.
When we first found out we were pregnant, the EDD was July 2nd! Then it was changed to June 25th. Then i had two OB’s conflicting with each other on how far along I really was. (I was in UT for my 2nd trimester and saw my old OB there in the meantime). Utah said that my EDD was June 18th but that if I was going for a scheduled c-section that I needed to go on the week of June 10th. (A week earlier because they go off of your last pregnancy’s trend, and Leo came a week early). When I came back to GA, my OB here (who’s apparently NEVER wrong) said “Nope, our EDD of June 25th is correct but we’ll schedule you for a c-section on the week of the 17th”. My c-section got scheduled a week before the 18th (for the 18th) and then this past Thursday I got a call from the OB clinic saying that their surgical team has rescheduled my c-section for June 20th.
It’s fine. I’m fine.
I lost my sh*t that day I got the call, but i’m mostly just emotionally dead now. 🙄😅
I’ve never been more matter of fact and demanding (and rude) on the phone in my life.
At first, no one could tell me WHY it was rescheduled but that was unacceptable for me so I started hunting nurses and doctors down to give me answers. I was on the phone back and forth with the surgical team in the hospital and with my OB’s clinic. Finally my OB’s clinic hunted down my OB who was at the airport catching a flight and she gave me a call.
Basically, she explained that there was a few emergency surgeries that bumped scheduled surgeries down. So like a domino effect. SUPPOSEDLY this happens more often than you’d know (even though this is the first I’ve ever heard of it)!
Now that I’m calm…. it makes sense right? But in the moment, I was like “WHYYYYYY WOULD THAT AFFECT MY SCHEDULED SURGERY DAYS BEFORE!!!!” At the time I was soooo mad, that I was shaking, and then all I could do was bawl my eyes out HARD! And if you’re wondering why the two day difference made me loose it, I’m here to tell you why!
I wish I could say graceful things about pregnancy but pregnancy is just not a fun ride for me and this 2nd pregnancy has been HELL. Full of so many trials. So needless to say, I’ve been over it from the beginning and having to wait 2 extra days made me go CRAZY!
A c-section is hard recovery. We all know that, right?! But I’ve been told time and time again that the recovery for a 2nd c-section (with a toddler at home) is harder and longer. We had planned to get my mom out here during specific dates so that I could get all the help I need, but once they changed the date, they changed our game plan! Did I mention i’m a control freak? LUCKILY my mom was able to change her flight for new dates, So hopefully our new timeline pans out!
Leo’s birthday is JUNE 20th too!
I know, I know! It’s trivial and silly and not the end of the world. And even if they were just days apart, I was already planning on combining birthday parties for life. But It was okay with me when the due dates were different because they could have THEIR OWN special day! But now that they’ll share birth-dates, I feel like I’ll never be able to make them both feel uniquely special on their day. They’re just gonna have to share the lime-light on their birthdays forever. I LOVE my siblings BUT, I would not want to share a birthday with my siblings. Maybe that’s just me. 🤷🏻♀️
Now that I’ve cooled off, I’m just trying to make the most of this last week with Leo and Chris before we throw a newborn into the mix. We’ve had lots of afternoons filled with icecream, water activities, dinners, and dates!
We are sooo anxious to meet our new baby boy and would not be opposed if he arrived a little earlier!