Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas day. We certainly did – my mum and dad made sure we were all looked after really well. This year felt even more festive as Amber (2½) is now old enough to appreciate Christmas and the excitement it brings. It was also the first day that Rob and I had had a chance to relax in ages. All our spare time lately has been taken up with starting up Maternity Sale.
I think all of us were glad that there were no signs of the baby arriving on Christmas day although I’ve always been convinced that the baby would arrive late. Amber was 10 days overdue and still didn’t want to come out (even after being induced).
After my last consultation with my obstetrician, I realised I would have to come to terms with the fact that a natural birth was again unlikely. After having a caesarean the first time round, I really wanted to try for a natural birth, in the hope that the recovery would be a bit quicker. However, the size of the baby in relation to the size of my pelvis means that the head has not engaged (am due on the 29th Dec) and, as a result the baby just can’t get its head to fit.
My obstetrician did say with a smile, that the only way I might ever have a natural birth is to have a smaller baby which might only be achieved with a different father. It seems that the probably of having a larger than average baby are higher when the baby is Eurasian or mixed race.
Interestingly, once you’ve had a caesarean the first time round, inducing subsequent babies is just too great a risk in terms of the uterus tearing so my only options are to go into labour naturally or have another caesarean. So, looks like 5th January is going to be the day our lives change forever again!