Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Decision

So, today has been a crazy day, but here are the results: I am having a c-section at 7 a.m. tomorrow.

Thank you sooo much for all your input, advice and support. We have been thinking and praying a lot these last few days.

Going into my appointment today, we felt like going with a c-section would be the best decision. Dr. Barton came in and I explained what was going on. He checked me and agreed it would be difficult to get that large of a baby out of me naturally and that it would bring some risks, but also that he had seen it done before, and that it was just up to me. He was really helpful and took the time to answer all my many questions. He remained pretty unbiased, though, making it even harder to decide. I wished he would just decide for me! Anyway, he left me for a few minutes to make a decision. I called Adam, and after talking everything over, we still felt best about a c-section. Dr. Barton came back in and before I even told him my decision, he said although he usually doesn't give recommendations, he felt impressed that a c-section would be best for me and my baby. Relief!

So this week has kind of been insane and much different than expected, but we feel good about it all and can't wait for our little boy to get here in less than 12 hours!

p.s. Even though I've had nine months to prepare and let it all sink in, this is still so surreal. I can't believe I'll be a mom tomorrow!

p.p.s. We'll post details and hopefully some pictures as soon as possible!

p.p.p.s. Please keep us in your prayers!

16 comments:

Jeff, Nancy and Nathan said...

I will be praying for you and your baby. Don't worry everything will go great. Just think you won't have to go through the pain of labor, just go and get your meds! LOL
Love ya

Tyler and Carisa said...

Oh my goodness!! That is such exciting news!! Tyler and I will definitely be praying for you both tonight!!

The Fantasias said...

Prayers for yoU! Congrats and good luck tomorrow! I am so excited for you that you get to hold your sweet guy so soon. I can't wait until we get to meet our little bundle too, and don't be nervous, you will be WELL taken care of. You use that nurse's call button non-stop - trust me, those nurses are getting payed well enough to wait on you hand and foot.

I wish I could bring you meals or something. :o)

Oh, and do Dr. Barton's hands still shake like crazy? I almost cried during one of my exams. (I swear he's arthritic or something.) LOL!

Ben and Terah Weaver said...

You and your family, will be in our prayers!

Jocelyn said...

Kathryn,

I'm so excited for you! I've been following your blog and have been feeling your pain. :-) Sounds like we have similar pregnancies - morning sickness all the time and problems with carpal tunnel in the hands at the end (and like you - I never expected that!). What a day you will have tomorrow. Congrats on everything and good luck - you will be a fantastic mom.
Take care -
your cousin
Jocelyn

Caralee and Jon said...

I'm so glad you all felt impressed with the same decision. That makes everything so much more reassuring. Good luck tomorrow, I'll keep you in my prayers!! It is really exciting huh?

Andrea said...

GOOD LUCK FROM THE NETZLEYS!! :-)

shauna said...

I love that you said you had nine months to prepare. It will be interesting to see what your feelings are tomorrow morning when you are actually doing it. I panicked and told Ben I wasn't ready-but it was too late by that point! Good luck. I can't wait to see Beck.

Gordon & Julie Bird Blog said...

Good luck little mommie! You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

erin said...

its 9am so you should be a mom by now. congratulations :) can't wait to see the next update on your blog!

Melissa Oliver said...

Holy Cow! I think it already happened, but good luck!!! Awww, to think that you may already be holding your little baby! Congratulations Adam and Kathryn! Love you guys and so happy for you! :)

Greg and Michelle said...

We have been praying for you and your family! We hope that it all went well, and we can't wait to see this little one!

Greg and Sarah Nelson said...

I just got your text message! Congrats on your baby boy! I hope you're feeling well. I'm excited to see pictures!

Daniel and Tiffany Dunn said...

wow good luck! can't wait to see pictures!

The Kovacs-Kerbs Family said...

We'll pray for you guys too. Good luck with everything with your new baby and let us know if you need anything. My (szilvia's) number is 419-6179.

Me and My Boys said...

Congratulations. I heard She finnaly came. Well have to come and see her. then you can tell me all the gory details of the c-section. Hope your doing well, let me know if I can do anything to help