The countdown to delivery day.

@madasp (563)
United States
September 29, 2008 6:51pm CST
10 days until the scheduled c-section of my son. My doctor made a comment at my last appointment that I seem to be surprisingly calm. So that got me thinking..shouldn't I be? What does he know that I don't? Mostly I think its because I left work a few weeks ago and so I've had plenty of time to set up the nursery, clean out closets, organize drawers, etc..so I feel like everything is done and ready. How about the rest of you parents? were the final days before your children were born calm and serene or were you in panic mode?
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
30 Sep 08
my youngest child is already 12 years old and as far as i can rememebr i was calm but a little tired for the contraction started december 25 (christmas) and she was born december 26 mid morning. i was sad that i can not attend our yearly family reunion that is always celebrated during january first. this past two weeks my sister gave birth and she was calm. it is her first time. her water broke at 5:30 in the morning and the doctor still waited if she can make it to normal delivery. they decided to C-section her on the afternoon for the baby is not making his way out. she was calm in all of this and now she and her baby will be celebrating their third week on friday. you are calm and i congratulate you for that. i know you are excited to meet your son as well.
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@madasp (563)
• United States
30 Sep 08
congratulations to your sister and thank you. Yes I am very excited to finally get to see my son.
@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
30 Sep 08
Sure, you should be calm. There's no reason to panic. He was probably thinking of how many mothers usually are anxious as delivery nears, especially first time mothers. I was pretty calm. I had scheduled a c-section for a Friday because I was overdue, and went into labor on Monday, so I didn't have time to get anxious for the big day. I ended up having a c-section anyway, after trying a natural delivery. Oddly, even through all that I stayed quite calm. Congratulations on the impending birth of your son. Stay relaxed, it is better for you and will make it easier.
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@madasp (563)
• United States
30 Sep 08
Thanks. Your probably right he's probably used to dealing with more first time mothers. Not only will this be my fourth baby, but it will be my second c-section. Who knows though, I still have 10 days. I may panic yet as the day gets closer LOL
• United States
30 Sep 08
I was more paniced a few months before my scheduled c-section. My first was an emergency c-section and with that one I was very anxious and couldn't wait to deliver and I must have rewashed my daughters clothing at least 5 times before she was born. But my last 2 I was completely calm, I think it's pretty normal.
@madasp (563)
• United States
30 Sep 08
yeah, my last one was an emergency c-section too, so this one I've had the full 9 months to get used to the idea. I'm sure that has a lot to do with it.
• United States
30 Sep 08
I would say so, the more time you have to prepare is easier, with my second I actually had a choice and having the c-section seemed easier and well it was good thing I choose that way, she was breached.
@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
30 Sep 08
Strange thing for your doctor to say. I don't think I've ever known any woman in panic mode before the baby was born. Yes, lots of us go through the nesting thing. But panic? Nah. Now the fellows are good at showing panic.
• United States
30 Sep 08
We'll be here to do the countdown with you.
@Seppy1984 (2145)
• United States
1 Oct 08
When I knew I was going in to be induced two weeks early. I did not feel either of the above mentioned. I felt releived and excited. During the whole pregnancy I hurt bad. My back alwaysed ached. Also When I took walks I had to stop every 5-10 minutes to take a break. When he asked if I could come in on may 6th of 2008 to be induced right there and then I said yeah. So knowing when it was going to happen was so exciting but yet scary. But at the end it was all worth it because my precious little boy came into this world at a healthy weight. I could have never been any happier, Having my children are the best gift I could have ever asked for... :)
@sandra966 (269)
• Spain
30 Sep 08
I don't understand why your doctor said that at all. If it were your first child, it would be understandable. I had my first daughter by emergency C-section, and was a bit worried during the procedure. When I had my second daughter, I was in labour in the hospital when her heart rate dropped and I needed another emergency C-section. While I was being wheeled in, I was so relaxed - having gone through it all before, the medical team couldn't believe my blood pressure was so low. Good on you! Prepared and relaxed, what a wonderful way to bring a child into the world.
@phidipe (14)
30 Sep 08
hello i like that keep it up chief
@lingli_78 (12841)
• Australia
30 Sep 08
woww... that must be really exciting... i'm not a mum yet and i never been pregnant... but i always feel excited when women are going to give birth... i think it is really the biggest miracle ever happened in our life... there is another life inside us... how amazing is that... good luck for your delivery and hopefully everything will went smoothly... take care and have a nice day...
@pam210 (345)
• United States
30 Sep 08
Maybe your doctor is just used to first time moms being stressed out. I was calm with 3 out of my 4. The only one I was stressed out over was my last because after having 3 natural births I had to have a scheduled c-section. I was stressed because I didn't know what to expect and I had very short labors. By knowing that I was having a c-section and the doctor did not want me to go into labor I was worried that I would go into labor before the day of the c-section. I shouldn't of worried though because everything was fine. Stay calm and relax - you will have many times after the baby comes to be worry and stress over stuff. Good Luck.