Levi Ultrasound 10/24/2013

Well folks, little Levi could be making his arrival at any time now! I started having some pretty heavy contractions and back pain that landed me in labor and delivery last week – I was sent home and told that I was in labor but not “active” labor. So we’re just waiting for my water to break before going back in.

I had a doctors appointment this week where an ultrasound was done and we discovered that Little Levi isn’t so “little” after all. He is actually pretty large. Measuring at 7lbs 11oz (when he should be measuring 6lbs). So, to be safe – we have scheduled a c-section for November 16th if he doesn’t come on his own before then. We have some concerns that there could be complications because of his size – and we just don’t want to take any chances.

To say I am nervous is an understatement, because I delivered Wyatt the old-fashioned way and he was 8lbs 9oz (and a whole month early!). I have no idea what to expect with a c-section and I worry that I will feel cheated out of the whole birthing experience, as weird as that sounds. But, what’s most important is Levi and that he arrive safely.

So my question to you – momma’s who have had c-sections before:
  • What was your experience like?
  • How was the recovery?
  • Anything I need to know/prepare myself for?