Just to throw a wrench into things…

They phoned me yesterday around 4:30 to tell me that they had to move my c-section date. As of now, the baby’s birthday will be July 9th instead of the 10th, and I have only today to get everything I need done. After the procrastination that is posting to lj, I will head to the hospital for lab work they need to do before the surgery, and then come home and try to sort my brain out enough to get these things done. I’ve been making a list, but who knows if I’m forgetting stuff… I probably am. My brain is rather muddled right now.

Adam and I went out to buy a couple of nursing bras and see Ironman last night, which was good. On the walk from the store to the theatre, though, I misstepped on an uneven crack in the sidewalk and did a fantastic little tumble-roll. Amazing what instincts kick in to protect the belly – Adam said he tried to catch me but I had too much momentum. For a second I thought I almost recovered before the fall, but my extra 25 lbs or so was a bit too much for me and I dropped. According to Adam, it actually looked pretty gracefull for a headlong rush at the pavement. I figure it’s my mountain biking falling skills jumping into action.

So now I have a scrape on my knee that stings like mad, and the left wrist (the one that broke the fall and allowed me to roll onto my back in belly-protection mode) hurts when I try to use it. I’m sure it’ll be fine in a couple of days.

Now I’m working through a list of things to get done today that I had originally planned to spread out over two days, back when I had two days left. Here’s hoping I can get it all done – and if not, well then it will just have to wait I guess. The vital stuff is going to the hospital for lab work and packing my bag for the hospital stay.

That phone call with the moving of my c-section date was a little like getting blind-sided by a freight train.

6 Comments

  • lurker

    July 8, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    We’re two months from the arrival of our little one. It’s exciting and I can’t even begin to imagine how much more it must be for you guys. I hope that the surgery goes well and Ultra Magnus comes out healthy and strong. I’m sure I speak for all your LJ friends when I say that we’re looking forward to pics! 😀

    I’ll keep you three in my prayers. 🙂

  • jenny

    July 8, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    I can’t believe they’d change the date on you in the last moments like this! I’d be going bonkers!

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      July 8, 2008 at 8:45 pm

      I think Adam freaked out enough for the both of us last night. I did have the ‘blindsided by train’ feeling for a while, but he was worse off than me. I think he’s better now though.

      • rainer3

        July 8, 2008 at 9:54 pm

        Damn. Now I have to throw away all the “July 10, 2008” schwag I was going to send…

        It’s exciting, eh? Our little guy’s 7 months already. Time will fly.

      • jenny

        July 9, 2008 at 6:50 pm

        I’m thinking of you today!! I hope everything is going well!