After some confusion and discussion, my due date has been moved back to the original - March 30. This also happens to be my birthday - I've always thought that it's a great time of year to have a birthday. I had a great appointment this afternoon with my obstetrician, whom I love, and everything is looking great.

I know that babies aren't usually born on their dates, and that really, due dates are not usually that important. But having had a previous c-section, dates take on a new importance. Especially when the 'deadline' of a week after the due date is when another surgery will take place, if this little guy doesn't make his appearance 'on time'.

So. With a few weeks left to go, this little guy is in the perfect position, my blood pressure has been steadfast (110/60 at my appointment this afternoon!) and everything looks good for a VBAC. Which is all I want for my birthday (other than a DQ ice cream cake). It is also what I'm hoping for with every fibre of my being, and even as I'm typing this, I'm realizing how disappointed I will be if another c-section takes place. (Especially since I've been reading Ina May's Guide to Childbirth as of late - that's a topic for another post.) So please send some positive thoughts to this little guy encouraging a timely appearance (there's still plenty of time), and over the next few weeks I'll do whatever sensible things I can to help encourage things to get started on their own. I have a few *ahem* ideas... do you have any suggestions to share?


  1. That looks like an interesting book. Reminds me of one I read not too long ago, Baby Catcher, that almost made me want to get pregnant again. Almost.

    Good luck with the VBAC. Hope it all goes just the way you want it to.

  2. My doctor told me on my birthday that my little one should come that night. I bawled and cried and convinced him to wait until morning so he could have his own birthday. I'm so glad I did...he would have not liked to share his special day with me!

  3. Best of luck with the VBAC! I had one with my second baby. My c-section with my first was due to "failure to progress" - second time around, I spent most of my day in labour walking around my neighborhood, and waited a lot longer to go to the hospital. I'm sending positive thoughts your way...

  4. Long walks! Long walks!
    I went for a long walk with Mum and Tante Shirleen the day before the newt decided to start his trip through the birth canal. :)

  5. Wow! Just one week? Is that a requirement for folks who have had a previous Cesarean? 'Round these parts it's 14 days, but I don't know if that's only for non-c-section mamas.

    My midwife recently mentioned something to me about "there are things you can do ..." to have a baby come earlier rather than later. I'll ask her specifically what she suggests. In the meantime, I'm simply sending "Come out on time - or better yet, a few days early!" thoughts to this sweet boy.

    (I spent the last two weeks of my first pregnancy reading both of Ina May's books, over and over again. What a wonderful way to prepare. The first one, and its "far-out, man" terminology, is good for a few giggles amongst the birth stories.)

  6. Thanks for all of your kind comments and suggestions! Walking for awhile yesterday certainly brought on a bunch of Braxton Hicks, so here's hoping. :)

    Kristin, yes, it's a week because of the previous c-section. Otherwise, it's 14 days here, too. Yup, some of the terminology in Ina May's book cracks me up. There is a ton of helpful info in there, though! I just requested her breastfeeding book from the library, so I'm hoping that it arrives before the boy does. :) I feel like I've forgotten everything I knew before!


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