Naturally, I guess you’re a little confused by the title of this blog…
- NO I have not had the baby yet! So calm your farm lol
- Don’t worry if it is hard to follow… When I explain this in person as to what is actually going to be happening with the birth of my second baby, it makes most people’s heads spin too.
So try to keep up 😛
As I mentioned briefly in my 35 Weeks Pregnant update, my husband is actually not going to be in the same state as me when I’m due to deliver this baby.
In fact he’s already gone and I’m solo-parenting a rowdy toddler whilst 107 weeks pregnant 😐 [Thank god I’ve got my mum to help me out, otherwise this would be a totally different story!]
So from now until after my due date, my hubby is going to be interstate for work, and he cannot get out of the trip, unfortunately.
But we have been able to negotiate/arrange for him to be present on the day of my C-Section to see our baby be welcomed Earthside.
(Positive of a scheduled C-Section is knowing the date its going to occur and being able to plan in advance, especially in these situations!)
We found out that it had been confirmed that he would not be around during my final month of pregnancy not long before Christmas, now the whole not being around during pregnancy is only scary because we have a toddler, and I’ve already got a lot of strain on me from my pregnancy – But we were like all good, we’ll make it work. And we rolled on.
But as time gets closer to my delivery, we had to have the proper conversation around what exactly our options were and to make a plan in regards to if he could be there, how we arrange that, and who will be around for Leo at home and for me whilst I’m in hospital following my surgery.
How you single mum’s and dad’s do this, is beyond me. You need an army of people to make this all logistically work. And it is stressful as hell!
But with an amazing mum and mother in law, and an incredible support network of friends – I think we’ve got a pretty good plan locked in. As well as some back-up/contingencies in place JUST IN CASE! 🙂
Hubby has received approval from his job and will fly home the night before my surgery, be present for my surgery and return interstate shortly after.
My mother in law and best friend will be here a few days prior to my delivery to spend some family time before the big day, and to get up to speed with the ins/outs of Leo’s schedule and school drop off & pick up etc
My mum and mother in law will be ground support at home for Leo to attempt to keep him in his regular routine and try not to alert him too much to the fact that both mummy & daddy are not at home with him, which he has never had to experience before.
My beautiful best friend will be staying with me in hospital as my support person and as God Mother to #BabyScott2 – She is definitely looking forward to lots of bonding time and cuddles with her newest little nephew <3
(This is really giving me so much comfort considering how bad of an experience I had my first few nights after having Leo – not being allowed to have someone stay with me was absolutely terrifying. So luckily I do not have to go through that again!)
And finally I have a plethora of friends on emergency standby ready to be by my side from local places and interstate places should the chance of shit hitting the fan occur and I need some emergency support 🙂
It all sounds like I’m planning a huge heist with the amount of coordinating and details that have gone into it. But instead of stealing something, I get something very very well earned at the end of it… My beautiful baby boy that I’ve been cooking for the last 9 months <3
I’m not going to lie to you guys, I’ve been ridiculously stressed out for the last 2 months about all of this…
Wondering all the different ways this whole scenario could play out – what could go right, what could go wrong and how it is all going to pan out in the end.
And as much as I am trying to follow the whole “you can’t plan EVERYTHING mentality”
In this situation; where I’m going to be in hospital, away from my son, trying to have my other son and coordinating all the ins & outs of stuff at home without my husband – It is bloody terrifying, for anybody!
But we’ve got our game plan set out; and I’m feeling 100% better with the whole situation knowing that regardless of what happens with all the above plans, my Leo will be taken care of at home and I will be taken care of in hospital 🙂
Now obviously in the upcoming weeks, I’ll keep ya’ll posted on the baby’s arrival and how my birth unplanned actually panned out 😛
So like I’ve already said 20 times, keep your eyes peeled for the birth announcement of #BabyScott2 – We are finally getting closer to D-Day <3