Thursday, September 25, 2014

The nine-month belly


The countdown is here. I am officially full-term, 37 weeks. I have two weeks to go.


Our baby girl is breech, meaning she should have gotten her head down in the womb to make an exit. But she’s head up—right under my right ribcage. As my mom pointed out, she has a mind of her own. So, given my “advanced maternal age” and a jumble of other factors and considerations, I’m scheduled for a c-section.


It’s not ideal, but I’m not going to fight it. After a wonderful pregnancy—save for increasing incidences of heartburn, cankles, backache and other unsavory side effects—it’s been smooth sailing. But things have turned. I’ve run out of steam. I am profoundly uncomfortable. And I’m ready to meet this little girl!

38 comments:

  1. Fear not the C-section. I had two and lived to tell the tale. You'll do just fine. The only thing that really matters is a healthy baby.

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  2. Does it help at all to hear that you're an adorable pregnant lady?

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  3. Good luck! Sending lots of good vibes for a smooth delivery. Just knowing the exact time/date reduces anxiety a little, don't you think? xo

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  4. Merci, mes amis! Yes, I think the c-section will be just fine and less stressful. And you said it, Anne - just waiting to make sure she's a-ok when she comes out. Stay tuned! xo

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  5. I just finished reading "Paris, My Sweet" (loved it!) and thought, "I bet she's married and has a pastry loving little baby now!" :) Congratulations!

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  6. Good luck, so excited for you! Looking forward to more posts

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  7. Thanks so much, Anon and LBG - knock on wood, she'll be here next week. Eeek!

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  8. Hello Amy! I just finished reading your book last night and I was wondering what happened about your love life. I wondered did she get married? is she going to have children? Did she meet her Frenchman? etc, etc, etc. Lol, this morning I looked for your blogs and I couldn't read it because my baby girl woke up. During breakfast my husband told me, she (you) has a kid! I was, no way, I need to know everything!!! Thank you so much for sharing your story with us, I love it. I love France and everything Frenchy so, you took me to a wonderful tour to the Country I love so much. I had the opportunity to go to Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in London and work over Europe and United States. Because I have two little girls, a 2 years old and a 3 months old, I had to stop career and travels but I can't wait to take them to France. For now, your book gave me those butterflies again. Oh my, how much I miss France. Did you try Kouign Amann while in France? Check this link out about our project from a year ago at kickstarter about Kouign Amann please
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    Let me know what you think!!

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  9. Salut, Lya! I'm so glad you enjoyed Paris, My Sweet (butterflies - yay!) and tracked down my blog. It's a happy ending to my tale in Paris, that's for sure. As a mom of two girls, I'm sure you know where we are now - it's crazy, but wonderful! What happened with your Kouign Amann kickstarter campaign?? Thanks so much for writing. xo

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