So, today is the DAY before the DAY;=)
And I thought I´d share with you how things are done when going through a planned c-section, if someone out there have to do the same one day. My 2 other pregnancies have ended in a so called emergency c-sections, which means they haven´t been able to come out and therefore this time, I will get a planned c-section.
So, today I went up at 11 to the hospital and started with them taking blood tests, weight, urine tests and so on. Then they connected me with what they call a "CTG" machine that measures the babies heart rate and my eventual contractions. Normally you lie with this for about 20-30 minutes to get a good value. Since the baby was a bit stressed when I came up due to me having high blood pressure, the first value was a bit stressful and they did another one a little bit later, where he/she was calmer again;=)
Then the doctor who will do my surgery came and we talked about how I feel, if I have some concerns, worries and so on and it felt nice to see who will be in charge tomorrow. It´s a woman and I told her to sleep early and no alcohol tonight and she promised to keep away from that;=) haha!
Then I ate some lunch while waiting for the pre-operation staff to come back from lunch and then I met a nurse there and we talked about my former surgeries and c-sections and so on before I met the anestethic doctor to discuss what kind of anaestesia they will use and it will be a spinal in the lower back as the last time. This means I don´t feel anything from my chest down and it normally goes away in about an hour after the surgery. I am also awake the whole time and they put up a curtain between me and my belly so I can´t see anything but hear the baby scream and so on.
After this was done I went back up to the midwife and getting some stuff I need to wash myself in both tonight and tomorrow and a stomach neutralizing pill to take at 20 tonight.
AND we need to be at the hospital at 6.45 tomorrow so it will be an early wake-up...puh!
So, that´s what they´ve done today and it feels good that we can sleep at home. Mum and her husband just left after picking up our little Nemo who will stay with them until Johan can go home and take care of him. Nornally, the father stays first night to help out and then he can go home so that´s the plan.
I went and did some last minute errands and I found a new cool shower curtain with a leopard on it so now it hangs in the bath room:
Also got some more baby clothes;=)
And since Nemo is going to be at mum´s and having a baby I got him some new coloring books, crayons and a story book to bring to grandma´s house, but forgot to take photos of them;=(
Last but not least today - the very last pregnancy outfit!!!
And yeah, had to go the piercing studio to exchange my piercings to plastics, due to the surgery:
And belly 40 weeks tomorrow and time to come out, little one;=) And he/she had turned so head is down and ready, which feels good to know!
Now - ENJOY your evening and please, send me all your prayers and good and happy thoughts tomorrow morning, I sure need them!
I went to my church to light a candle and pray and it always feels so much better after doing that!
Love and hugs!