Everything has been going very well lately. I have felt great actually. My awful bouts with gas have subsided and I have not fought that issue for about 2 weeks. It has been really nice not being uncomfortable with gas bubbles rumbling around in my "guts", so-to-speak. When you suffer greatly and often from these pains, you really appreciate those times when you don't and I have been very grateful for this lately. The baby is kicking quite a bit and I love feeling him all the time. I have not shared too much of this with the kids yet, because it is all about "timing" of course, but in the next week or so, I suspect it will be much more obvious to the outside world the movement this little one is conducting inside me.
The option for VBAC versus a planned c-section has been on my mind more and more. There are many factors to consider in this plan and I/we have not made any decisions yet. I am considering both for several reasons. Though this day I seem to be leaning toward a c-section, the memories of my surgery with Chase have been haunting me. These were some of the most ugly memories of losing Chase and when I actually sit and force myself to recall those events, I realize that I am terrified of having that surgery again. I know what I experienced was not normal and most likely wouldn't happen again but it doesn't make those memories go away or any less scary. After establishing with a new doctor and receiving the treatment and care that I have for this pregnancy, I cannot believe I settled for the grossly substandard care I received during Chase's pregnancy. Knowing that this lack of care will not happen again, is very reassuring in the outcome I expect from this pregnancy and delivery. But still.......I will never forget......And the decisions we will be making in the next few months will be talked about and thought about and talked about more until Patric, myself and my doctors are all comfortable with our plan.
Yesterday was my 2nd Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day to remember and, like many others, I lit some candles in memory of sweet Chase and the many other little ones that have left this earth too soon. I hate to think about the fact that this is part of my life, but I am grateful for the community that supports those bereaved parents and am comforted by the thoughts and memories and prayers for our sweet little boy from people across the globe. To those whose hearts are forever broken, may you feel comfort and peace in knowing your loved ones are not forgotten.