Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Chance for Things to Be Different

It's early days, but it appears that the W household will be welcoming a new addition in September. I'm nervous, but I'm also cautiously optimistic that this time I'll succeed where I succeeded last time (a healthy full term baby), but also succeed where I failed last time (securing my delivery mode of choice). In part this is because I have identified a doctor and a hospital that are likely to respect my choice - all be it, it will come at a cost.

As it is early days (I'm anticipating an expected due date of September 20, 2012) my first hope is that I make it past the first trimester. Up to 20% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage - as such, while there's a BFP (big fat positive) on the home pregnancy test, that is just the first hurdle towards the ultimate goal of a healthy and hopefully happy new baby joining our household. At the very least, it's reassuring that Mr. W's vasectomy reversal is holding up well.

Next on the to do list: find an OBGyn for my prenatal care. For obvious reasons, going with the same set of Dr's as I did last time, would be a serious error in judgement. As is, it's going to be hard to establish the trust that was lost as a result of what happened last time around.

So there you have it, option 5 (forego baby #2) is officially struck from the list.

1 comment:

  1. Every good wish to you and your family in all the days to come.