Monday, July 20, 2009

It's been a while...

There hasn't been much that has happened since the last time I've updated. (which could be the reason for me not updating.. :-D) But I figured I should, in case people are wondering what's been up on this side of the tracks.

I've spent the last 2 weeks up with my mom, spending some quality time with her, before the babies born. I'll be up here another 2 weeks, as well.

We've spent the last 2 weeks shopping for Mr. Bub. It's been so fun, in so many ways. However, I seem to be running out of spending money, so it's about time that I slow down. I swear this boy is going to have enough cloths for the rest of his life. If only he'd stay that small, forever.

I do happen to have a few questions to ask at my next appointment.

  • Is it possible for my belly piercing to rip open? My belly has been pushed out so much, that my piercing (which, at one point, was at the edge of my belly button) is now a good inch and a half above my belly button and the skin of my piercing is so stretched that it's hard and red. I'd take a picture to show you, however, I don't know if you want to know THAT much about my body, lol. It seriously looks like it will tear open if my belly gets ANY bigger. It's gross, if you ask me.
  • If I'm allowed to go with a vaginal delivery, at what point do we decide how far I'm going to go? We KNOW the exact day of conception, so we know that on November 18th I will be 40weeks.. so do we induce at that point, will I be allowed to go over or will I get induced earlier?
  • If it comes to the point of scheduling a c-section, (due to the placenta previa), at what point do we schedule the c-section? Will I schedule for full term, early or late?
  • At what point do we schedule our son's circumcision? Do we schedule it before he's born, or do we just let them know when I get there?

Ya see.. my mom really wants to be here for the birth and I really want her to be, as well, so I want to know with as much time as I can, so if she is still living up north, I want her to have plenty of time to be here and not miss it. (and because I'm nosy and want to know as much as humanly possibly, at this point)

I'm so confused.


  1. I had a friend keep in her piercing and it never tore.

    You do not have to be induced until 42 weeks unless you agree to it. Induction is not fun. It hurts to force your body to go into labour before the baby is ready.

    If you have placenta previa the ultrasound scheduled to see if the positioning will change will be the determining time to schedule the c-section. OR (not to be scary) if it ruptures before the scheduled c-section date you would have an emergency c-section. It was suspected that I had placenta previa with my first two, but it always changed by the next ultrasound.

    I am surprised that you are electing to do a circumcision. I *believe* you talk to your OB about it and they do it? Not sure we decided that elective surgery on our baby boy was not an option. Besides we would not have elected to cut off part of our daughter's private parts. (unless you are doing it for religious reasons then tell me to buzz off)

    You must be getting so excited!!!!!

  2. Just read your post and wanted to say that you are making a smart choice circumcising, it is cleaner and healthier.
    I know if boys aren't done at birth its pretty common for them to need to be circumcised later in life. My brother needed to be circumcised later in life and I don't want to risk putting my son through that. Plus, I have yet to meet a single man that wasn't happy to be circumcised, but a lot of uncircumcised guys seem to wish they had been snipped.
    I have done a lot of research on circumcision and thought you might find these links helpful:
    general health:
    Sexual effects/sensitivity
    Cervical Cancer:
    Discussion groups:
    Even the World Health Organization is recommending it now:
    Hope it was okay to pass that on to you?


  3. I'll be interested to see what you hear about the whole induction thing...

    I asked that last appt. . . My MW says she gives a "due week" based off my LMP meaning the Samurai should arrive anywhere between 12/19 and 12/25. However, I charted and know that 12/27 is 40 weeks. She said that, since my cycle was longer, I'd probably go closer to the end of my "due week" so we'll see. If all is okay, I may fight induction if he/she doesn't show by 12/25...


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