Friday, March 28, 2008

Going Under the Knife!

After much prayer, Aaron and I decided to go ahead and proceed with the C-section. It was a hard choice for me especially to make since I had all these dreams of going into labor naturally and giving everyone the "call" to let them know we were heading to the hospital. It's been tough letting go of my expectations of how I thought the birth should be, but after having a good cry over it I know that we made the right decision. At my appointment this coming Monday we will find out when our little boy's birthday is going to be...if it's up to me, it will be 04/04/08, but we'll see what my doctor says. So, I guess now y'all can pray for a safe delivery via the C-section, and an uncomplicated removal of the cyst. I've never been "under the knife" before, so pray that I don't have any apprehension about the surgery. I watched a C-section performed from start to finish on YouTube a while back, so I know what will be happening. Having that knowledge is both comforting and scary at the same time. They sure do tug a lot at the incision when they're opening it up! My doctor is a pro at doing C-sections, and I totally trust her abilities, so I'm really not too worried!:) Also, knowing that I have a multitude of people praying for me makes me even more at peace with this whole situation. Thanks everyone! Y'all are amazing!

5 comments:

Mom said...

We have been and are so proud of you through every stage of this pregnancy. You have had to adjust and change your plans throughout and follow God's unfolding plan and you have done so with a willing heart.

We're looking forward to getting the word out when we know the birth date and you can rest assured that you are and will be mightily prayed for.

Lots of love and prayers,
Momma

Aldape family said...

The faith that you and Aaron have had during this pregnancy speaks a loud testamony to my heart! We serve an amazing God who is in control of every circumstance of our lives! You have been so obedient to the plans that the Lord has for you, and like your mom said you have done it with such a beautiful and willing heart.
The miracle of birth is such an AMAZING thing whether it be natural or c-section! I know it is hard to let our expectations go, but it is always the Lords way that prevails...
Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails! Proverbs 19:21
We love y'all
Kayla

The Kramer Family said...

We will be praying for you guys. I totally know what you are going through. I had a period of mourning my birthing experience as well. It was unlike anything I had expected or anticipated. The Lord was real quick to lovingly show me who was in control. I learned a lot about myself through that.

When you hold that little angel in your arms, you forget how they even got there. You are just thankful they are there.

And on the more lighthearted side of things- we will still have good bladders when we get older, right? Ha!

Let us know the official due date! I will be uplifting you guys in prayer.

Love,
Lynsey

Vanessa and John said...

I'm so glad you made that decision! Obviously, I'm completely against nautral birthing since that's what ruined my baby's life...and I too mourned that very much; throughout my pregnancy i imagine labor almost every night!! It was obsessive! And the c/section wasn't that bad considering my was emergent and bigger...i healed nicely. I was super numb for a while but now it's coming back well. Good luck with your beautiful boy! What a wonerful day it will be! :) (big smile)

Gail said...

Gracie,

I have sooo been enjoying reading all your dear comments. I think of you so often, sis. Every day! Matthew and I will be praying for you as you go through the c-section and welcome this sweet baby. I know the c-section isn't ideal...but isn't God good in giving us options to protect life by using modern technology? I guess you could call it an act of His grace...to you- Grace!

Love you both,

Gail