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C section date booked, suddenly feeling very nervous...is this normal!!!

(24 Posts)
Excited2meetmyprincess Wed 16-Oct-13 11:38:42

Just got back from the hospital and they have given us the date for our c section. The 12th of November but I have come away and suddenly become very nervous about being a mum!!
It's not like I didn't know it was going to happen but now it's all very real and I only have 27 days until it happens!! My DH is so calm and fine about it all!! But I am so scared that I'm not going to be a good mum and also suddenly terrified that something is going to go wrong with the surgery and I haven't had any worries about that all the way through!!
Is it normal to feel like this?? X

LittlePeaPod Wed 16-Oct-13 11:53:34

Excited congratulations and glad to hear you got what you wanted, after all the worrying. I am sure its normal to get scared when you get closer to delivery. Good luck.. flowers

Excited2meetmyprincess Wed 16-Oct-13 11:58:18

Thanks littlepea yeah we went in armed with facts and figures and notes and we were there 5 mins and saw the registrar that I saw last time and he just agreed that it was best went to speak to consultant and came back with the date! No questions or hassles!! Was quite shocked, he has also booked it for a day he works so he can do it as he had been my main caregiver throughout so I feel more comfortable with him doing it x

LittlePeaPod Wed 16-Oct-13 12:00:26

Fantastic... It's wonderful news and I am delighted for you. Now stop getting yourself all tied in knots with worry we have a lifetime of that when they are born and start enjoying the rest of your pregnancy. grin

I'm also booked in for the 12th November! Please don't worry about what could happen, there is no sense in worrying about things that haven't happened. Remember, it's much more likely that everything will be fine, so keep that in your mind x

Excited2meetmyprincess Wed 16-Oct-13 12:13:11

Thank u both!! I am really excited and can't wait to see her!! Saw her on scan today and could even see her hair which was lovely!!
Gonna try and relax and enjoy myself over the next few weeks :-) xx

Excited2meetmyprincess Wed 16-Oct-13 12:13:58

Ooh angry that's exciting! Cant believe its only 27 days!! Are u excited? Do u know what ur having? X

Snobble Wed 16-Oct-13 12:23:09

Oh wow im so jealous! Nerves will hit now its all confirmed and booked, it must be an amazing feeling to have a definite date you will meet your little one smile !

I'm sure you will be an amazing mum, i wouldn’t worry, it will all come very naturaly to you. Congrats! thanks

Excited2meetmyprincess Wed 16-Oct-13 12:31:30

Thanks snobble yeah it is amazing knowing that in 27 days I am going to be a mummy!! Can't wait to see her and what she looks like x

1944girl Wed 16-Oct-13 12:38:30

Enjoy having your baby, birth is just the start.
Both of my two were born by C-section but were emergencies so I had no time beforehand to get worried, I would probably felt the same as you if they had been planned ones.
I would not recommend the last minute dash to theatre after being in labour for hours though!.
You are the lucky one, I am envious of you!.

Excited2meetmyprincess Wed 16-Oct-13 15:33:40

Thanks. That is one if the reasons why we chose section because I was high risk and didn't want to end in emergency one xx

excited thanks! And congratulations to you too x I'm having a girl! Which hospital are you going to? I'm in Bristol

Excited2meetmyprincess Wed 16-Oct-13 15:49:49

I'm in Liverpool so quite far away haha. Now that I've calmed down a bit I am super excited now!! Can't wait to see my little princess. Bet u are the same x

Hope all goes well, keep me posted! Yes, very excited, only 27 days!! smile

Excited2meetmyprincess Wed 16-Oct-13 18:00:02

Same to u too xx

LittlePeaPod Wed 16-Oct-13 19:08:37

Don't forget about me ladies I am end of December so I would live to hear how you get on... God luck to the both of you grin

Exciting...... Eeeeeeeekkkkkk grin

Excited2meetmyprincess Wed 16-Oct-13 19:32:03

Will let u know littlepea and keep in touch regarding yours. Xx

Ps thanks for the advice prior to my appointment x

Will do, littlepeapod on this thread or yours! Hope all ok with you x

southernbelle79 Wed 16-Oct-13 20:55:45

hi, why are you high risk? just wondering. ..I am too. ...my (3rd) c sec booked for 19th nov.. my last c sec was elective as my boy was breech..it was a lovely chilled out atmosphere in theatre. the surgeons had the radio on all the way through! I had to listen to 'hey hey we're the Monkeys' during the op grin grin

southernbelle79 Wed 16-Oct-13 20:55:45

hi, why are you high risk? just wondering. ..I am too. ...my (3rd) c sec booked for 19th nov.. my last c sec was elective as my boy was breech..it was a lovely chilled out atmosphere in theatre. the surgeons had the radio on all the way through! I had to listen to 'hey hey we're the Monkeys' during the op grin grin

Excited2meetmyprincess Wed 16-Oct-13 21:00:34

Because I have hemiplegic migraine and I also have a small pelvis but baby measuring big.
I am hoping it will be nice and relaxed because it is elective and also hoping to have the doctor that I have been seeing as he is really nice and makes me feel comfortable. X

JoJoManon Thu 17-Oct-13 16:29:34

Hi ladies, I am having my ELCS on 21 November and I am so excited. My husband however thinks it's a bit sad that we're going to miss the dash to the hospital and all that excitement and panic. I on the other hand and looking forward to avoiding all of that!

Hi jojo hope all goes well for you, keep us posted....exciting isn't it? X

Excited2meetmyprincess Thu 17-Oct-13 17:30:47

Hi jojo
I am really happy not to have to do the whole hospital dash and just be able to go in nice and calm on the day we have booked!! Plus I love that we know when she is coming and can make sure DH is at home and we can do it all together and have everything 100% ready.
It's all so exciting!! Hope u are enjoying ur last few weeks before baby comes xx

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