Saturday, May 8, 2010

Baby Bump Number Nine

Kimberly over at Raising Olives thought it was about time to show off those baby bumps again!

Here is Baby Bump Number Nine at 28 weeks and 2 days.

And for the "inside" scoop.....

Can you see the little pug nose and poochy lips and chin?
(Sorry these are so blurry. My scanner wouldn't work-rrrrggg!- so I took pictures of them.)

Karate kick

The wave (I know it looks like 6 fingers, but there are only 5.)

I had my glucose test on Monday and I passed. My blood pressure had been up in the 130's over something at my last visits, so I was getting concerned, but thankfully, it was back down to the low 100's this time.

I was having the most difficult time finding a doctor here in Tulsa. I found just one midwife who was part of a practice- I can't do a private midwife right now- and she told me she couldn't deliver me as a vbac. It would have to be a repeat c-section. And, as a matter of fact, there were only a handful of doctors in the area whose insurance would let them deliver a vbac. It was too much of a liability so the doctors' insurances would not cover them. Are you kidding me? After 7 vbacs they would have me have another c-section. Seriously?

So, this midwife, who I really liked, gave me the name of one doctor who still could deliver vbac. I had an appointment with this doctor last week and was totally pleased. He's a Christian, homeschooling dad of five, who prayed with me at the end of my appointment! He is actually in family medicine and has a focus on mother/baby care. He is into natural childbirth and no birth control and actually was excited that this was my ninth. I totally like this guy! Finally!

My placenta may be a little low, (previa), but the ultrasound tech said she'd seen lower. So, I guess they'll keep an eye on things from here on out. Wouldn't that be ironic if I had previa and had to have a c-section anyway? Let's just hope not. Otherwise, little wee one number nine is healthy.


Stam House said...

First congrats on the new blessing!!! Your baby bump is adorable!!! and yay for finding this Doctor!

our first was a c-section and our second vbac ans we are praying for another one this time :-)

Praying that the placenta issue resolve it self before baby is ready to be born :-)


Kathleen said...

He/She is a beauty!! Glad you found such a great doctor!

MIchelle said...

Your baby bump is precious!! Enjoy!! Get rest and relax-I know, very difficult with other kiddos around, but try!

Sandpiper said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! You look cute! I'm glad you found a good doctor. He sounds like mine(a Christian, prays with me etc.) I'm a VBAC too, but I've had 4 babies since my c-section.
Hope all goes well, blessings!

Denise said...

I'm so glad that you found a doctor that you like! Hugs to all of you!

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