A few weeks ago, my sister asked me to write a guest post for her blog. I had been stressing out and worrying about when Baby K would come, and how it would go. For practically the whole pregnancy I worried about getting a c-section. I suppose I was being prepared for the inevitable. Anyway, I thought about what I would write in the guest post for a good two or three weeks. I couldn't settle on any one topic. My writer's block was finally broken last week. I decided to post the very same entry here on my blog for posterity. I suppose my blog has become a bit of a journal. So here is what I wrote.
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Have you ever been in a situation where you thought you would never move on and reach your destination? Maybe you have found yourself anxiously waiting in a traffic jam on the freeway. You tap your fingers on the steering wheel, look at the lane to the right for the tenth time to see if you could possibly merge and get moving. That is what the final weeks of pregnancy are like.
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I don't know how other women feel, but the last few weeks of pregnancy are torture. You might feel a minor contraction. You might even feel a whole bunch! However, when you go to that weekly doctor's appointment and learn that you have not progressed... well, that is frustrating, and sometimes even irritating.
So while that last week or two feel like an eternity, once the big 'D Day' (Delivery Day) arrives, what are the thoughts that run through your head? For me? Well, I feel slightly bi-polar. I will start out feeling excited, smiling, and laughing. Then, the memories come flooding in. The other two child births that I've been through replay in my mind. I begin to become anxious. I seriously wonder if I am going to be able to do it. But then I think about the after. The baby being placed on my belly, the laugh of relief and delight followed by the tears of joy as that baby takes its first breath and begins to cry. So the cycle goes.
However, as soon as another contraction hit, the baby's heart rate plummeted. I picked up on it at once and couldn't help but worry. The nurses rushed back in and had to page my doctor. Within minutes, the doctor, the anesthesiologist, and a brigade of nurses were in there. They turned me in all kinds of directions and positions. The whole time I was to remain calm. I had to breath deeply in order to help the baby get enough oxygen. If I were to lose control, then it would make a bad situation worse.
The veil was thin that day. I know that I was able to force myself to remain calm only because I was not alone. Every time I would try to pray for help, I would feel myself breaking down. I felt like a little girl, who is scared and as soon as she calls for her daddy, she begins to cry. I found comfort in knowing that Heavenly Father knew what I was in need of. I didn't have to ask. He was there already, shouldering the brunt of the burden.
As the doctor calmly told me that the situation was not getting any better, I began to cry. I knew that the c-section was coming. I was scared and worried for my baby, and for myself. This was my worst fear from the beginning of the pregnancy. Now, I understand that c-sections happen all of the time. However, in the situation, with a baby who was struggling, it was a very frightening prospect.
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Thanks Sis for letting me be a guest on your blog! It was fun, and I hope to return the favor! I sure love you! To check out her blog, and to read some quick whit and humor, click here!