Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Really not ready for a countdown

But... today marks a maximum of 2 months before we get to meet UI. Although I usually say I have a history of being late, it's not exactly true...

  • With Hadas I was induced (with pitocin & later having my water broken) at 41 weeks + 6 days and gave birth exactly 2 weeks after her due date.
  • With Matan and Lilach, my doctor stripped my membranes at 38 weeks + 2 days and I gave birth 4 days later, 8 days before my due date.
  • With Abigail, my doctor stripped my membranes more than once after 40 weeks and she was born at 41 weeks + 1 day.
  • With Nomi, more than one doctor tried to see if you could actually kill someone by causing them intense pain, by trying (unsuccessfully) to bring on labor by stripping my membranes when my cervix was not ready at 38 weeks + 3 days (due to gestational diabetes and a high estimated weight). I later was induced using pitocin (which, I have to say, was not bad at all) and she was born at 38 weeks + 5 days (9 days early).

So actually, 2 births were late and 2 were early... But I never really had a birth start on its own, so I guess the safer bet is that it will be more similar to Abigail's birth (unless we suddenly discover gestational diabetes again).

Anyway, as well as this denial thing is going (not too well) I am still well aware of the fact that I'd better finish the project I'm working on in the next few weeks.


I was so thrilled to finally have a car & then yesterday, a bus driver got angry at me and decided to show me that his vehicle is bigger than mine (it was). Long-story-short, I backed into the car behind me to avoid being hit. This was probably a good choice in terms of keeping the front of my car intact. Unfortunately, the car behind me didn't enjoy it too much. I still haven't heard what the damage is, but I will probably pay it out of pocket and then try to sue the bus driver for causing the accident (at least I have 2 witnesses, including the driver of the car that I hit). The damage, of course, was minimal, but the frustration... and that feeling of vulnerability... ugh.


Anonymous said...

After more than five months of riding the busses almost anywhere, I am amazed there aren't more accidents. The drivers are insane. As much of a hassle as it is, good for you to stand up to them. Maybe it'll get you the money back, but it might also save someone else's life some day.

es said...

Scary to get into a car accident- even a minor one- while pregnant!

And in answer to your q- I have to have a C section because Baby A, as of Thursday, is still breech. Interestingly enough, one of my parents' friends who is an OB says that he will do vaginal deliveries on twins even if Baby A is breech, but I think he is in the minority. Apparantly there is a risk of having "interlocking chins" where they get caught on each other. I have had many weeks to mentally prepare myself for a C section so I hope I'll be OK- I'll do what I need to do as long as the babies come out healthy!

JCK said...

So sorry about the car accident. That is scary.