Monday, October 6, 2008

Bun's Ulterior Motive

I have a confession to make. While I welcomed the news on Friday that my doctor wanted to postpone Bun's arrival from today to potentially Wednesday the 15th, had my sciatica been as bad as it was at the beginning of last week, I probably would have burst into tears at the thought of waiting even an extra day.

I'm telling you - Bun decided to extricate him/herself from the nerve area just in the nick of time. Bun probably thought, "Hey, if moving a little to the left will buy me another week in here, I'm all for it. " Should I be worried that Bun is already practicing manipulation...in the womb, no less?

I am a little surprised at the relaxed way I'm accepting the change in plans. Usually, I don't look so kindly upon an alteration to my perfectly plotted schedule (particularly when I'm not the one implementing it), but perhaps I've matured in the past few months. It also helps to know that Lupus isn't getting the last word in this time. For once, the disease is staying in the background just where she should be, and Bun and I get to be the stars of the show for the time being. It's so nice to be able to make a decision based upon what's best for my baby (and me) without having to consider how my Lupus is going to react. The disease (and her symptoms) are, at the moment, behaving themselves - and I'm loving every minute of it! It feels so great being able to postpone the inducement date without any apparent complication. Even though I'll be going in twice this week for monitoring, waiting feels so right and so, I don't know, normal. Like this is what every mom-to-be would choose for her baby - to "cook" as long as possible. And now I get to make the same decision for Bun, despite Lupus. What a treat. What a blessing. What a triumph.


Now to break the news to Henry that he and Bun might share his birthday on the 15th!

4 comments:

Maria said...

I think I prefer to see Bun taking care of a very special person~ ;)

Mainly because, as a mom myself, I prefer to see the sweetness in my offspring. LOL

Knowing a few people here who have lupus and recently added to their families...do you have a support game plan already set up after Bun arrives? One friend did, the other didn't. You can probably guess where I'm going with that...knowing you, though, you're way ahead of me.

Wishing you a wonderful delivery and welcome for your little one, Sara!

Sara Gorman said...

Thanks for your comments! We do have someone lined up to help us 4 hours a day, five days a week, once my parents and in-laws leave us after the first week. I'm sure we'll still be tired, but I'm hoping that help each and every afternoon will give us some relief. Thanks for reiterating the importance of planning ahead. I'm hoping it will pay off!

Caroline said...

We are uber-excited for Bun's arrival! (secretly I'm a smidge disappointed at the delay - I was telling folks on my business trip last week how there'd be a Bunus Amungus come Monday)

Sara Gorman said...

Things are heating up with Bun (per our appointment this morning where I was contracting every 3-4 minutes!), so I don't think you'll have to wait too long. We'll keep you posted!