Friday, December 21, 2007

D-Day

It's today. Today is Pebbles' due date. Not that she seems much interested in that fact. She's doing pretty much the same thing she's been doing for weeks and weeks -- splashing around in her amniotic spa, practicing breathing (seriously -- I had no idea that they do that until I saw it on the ultrasound), and kicking around.

Overall, it's been a wonderful pregnancy. I feel so honored to have been able to carry this little baby so close, so safe and tucked up inside me. I'm excited to see her, to look at her beautiful little face and hear her yowl and taste her tiny little toes, but there's a part of me that doesn't want to be separated from her just yet.

I think I'm also still terrified of the impending c-section. We found out a few weeks ago that our little girl is breech, and in typical Binky fashion I attacked the problem on all fronts. Two acupuncturists, a chiropractor, a hypnotherapist and three physicians all performed their version of the Magic Ugga Bugga Dance, and all were equally unsuccessful in persuading my little princess to flip over.

We did our homework as well: Acupuncture - The Home Game involved burning pea-sized blobs of moxa on my little toes. And then there was the Waterboarding. That entailed getting me upside down on an ironing board propped against the couch, with a bag of frozen peas right on top of Pebbles' head and a heating pad, soft music, and the soothing voice of her daddy down where we wanted her head to be.*

All for naught. The little peanut's butt remains firmly wedged in my pelvis. Hence, the c-section. We're giving her until the 26th to start the process on her own. If she's not out by then, we're going in after her.












*The Attorney General has refused to opine whether this practice constitutes a violation of the Geneva Conventions. However, he stated that if it is, in fact, occurring, then it is definitionally Not Torture. So you can all rest easy.

2 comments:

Betsy said...

I'm so excited for you to meet Pebbles! What a holiday season this will be for you!

Anonymous said...

Well if i was you i'd get that baby out NOW!! You may of had M/C's before, but you've never been threw a still birth!!!, & heaven forbid if you do, shit the whole world would know about it!!! God got you here in the first place!!! Remember me!! I said if only you seeked God!! he will make darn sure you get preggos!! You did seek him ay, who ever you are, & it worked!! Well done & PRAISE THE LORD!! I hope you'll go to church, seeming its his birthday & all!! Merry Christmas, i hope you enjoy your new baby girl!!! I know i will, (well mine) Last time i spoke or posted was when i was 25weeks pregnant after having my son, who was stillborn at 26weeks, anyway binky, i have never forgotten you & i know just as well as you do, that you seeked God, for this pregnancy, & it happened, just like i told you it would!! Well done & Congratulation!! P.S: my little miracle is two months old now!! Enjoy this jorney, & welcome God more into your life!! Melxoxo