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|Mon, 08-09-2010 - 10:22am|
The past few days I have had an overwhelming sense of calm come over me as I prepare to meet my baby boy tomorrow. Of course, I have all the normal concerns-- hoping he comes out healthy without any major complications. But I've made complete peace with the method of delivery he'll have-- by planned c-section, and as I feel him still lying sideways in my belly, I know I made the right choice given the information available. I understand the arguments about c-sections being overdone, but I honestly think he'll be safer this way, given the current risks I have for attempting a vaginal birth (and again, his position makes induction out of the question).
By this time tomorrow, I should be holding him. I'm not sure I'll always know exactly what to do with him-- at times I've felt so completely clueless when thinking ahead about that. But he's taught me so much already, I feel sure I'll work hard to give him all the love and nurturing he needs. As in other times during my pregnancy, I feel amazingly calm and at peace.
Wondering if others here experienced this feeling of calm right before giving birth.