Thursday, December 11, 2008

30 weeks today and sane

A milestone reached!! Into the 30's and feeling heaps better than my last mental post. In fact I had a couple of hideous teary, anxious days and then something just snapped. I think I just got sick of feeling made the decision that I am just going to not be so anxious and scared and so far its working. Just feel a lot more balanced than before.

It amazing how the line in the sand just keeps changing - however now I could honestly say I have come to terms with likely caesarean and possible prem baby and I AM OK. Its already been hard, it will continue to be hard, a few more hurdles are not going to destroy me. The goal is to bring a baby home and thats just what I am going to focus on.

Am back seeing my acupuncturist weekly and she is a natural therapist with 20 yrs experience, that only deals with all things related to fertility, pregnancy, birth etc and she said she has still seen placentas move from 28 wks to be ok at 34 and has given me some more herbs to assist with this, plus a session of her magical needles that I do love. Now I am not 'expecting this news' think better for me to adjust to the C section etc - but it may be a nice suprise.

Next ob visit the 16th - scan on the 20th and then back to ob on the 30th to discuss the finding of the previous scan. So for now I enjoy summer, swimming and feasting on salads and seafood, tropical fruits and all the fun an Aussie Xmas brings AND i wait.


Hope's Mama said...

so happy you are feeling better xo

CLC said...

So glad you are in a better place. And 30 weeks is a huge milestone! Hope the next appointments go well.

banbear2 said...

Congrats on the 30 weeks!! I hope everything continues to go well for you.

Coggy said...

Sorry it's taken me so long to get to your blog. I've been a bit out of blogging the week or so.
I'm so glad you're feeling calmer. It is a relief to get to the 30s. It's always been my mental target, I don't know why, it just feels like a big milestone.

As for the placenta praevia. I know your OB is right and the risks are true, but there is still a big chance that you won't have a premie and an even bigger chance that all will be well c-section wise. I do think docs need to engage their brains a little more, particularly when dealing with DBmama's. They have to tell you the worst case scenario so that they've covered the back, but then the worst case scenario to us feels like that actually is what's going to happen.

In my last pregnancy I went to yoga classes with a girl who had placenta praevie and she had regular bleeds, like full on bleeds. Both her and the baby were fine and she had a c-section at 38 weeks. A second friend had a c-section at 36 weeks due to pre-eclampsia and at that point the docs told her that it's a good job she had a c-section as she had placenta praevia also. She never had any bleeds. The fact that at 30 weeks you haven't bled I think must be a good sign. I have everything crossed for you Ange that the worst case scenario is so not what you are going to be experiencing.
I know it's easy for me to sit her and say this, believe me I torture myself daily with my own demons. I hope you get to feel peaceful for a while. x x x

Cara said...

30 weeks is HUGE and, damn - that line in the sand. It is a finnicky little thing.

Glad you are on the good side of it tonight.

k@lakly said...

30!!! weeks, YIPEE! Getting so close, and I still think like Coggy, the docs give you the worst case just b/c they feel like they have to, not because it is going to happen. Fingers crossed that you get to the magic 37 and have an easy delivery of a very healthy baby!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you're doing better - thinking of you...

The Fabulous Ms. Beth said...

I'm waiting right along with ya :)
I know we can both see the finish line and it won't be long (even if it seems like forever away)