Saturday, May 9, 2009

Good news/Scary news

At the start of our childbirth prep class, the instructor informed us that Kaiser Hayward's c-section rate was between 20-30%, meaning that of the 10 couples in the class, two or three of us will end up with c-sections. At week four of the class, two couples have already had their babies, both via c-section. So that rules us out, right? Statistically speaking, we're in the clear... Right?

The scary portion of this is that both couples who had their babies were premature. The scarier part is that the couple who had their baby last week had the same due date as us. Like me, she had her baby shower last Saturday, but instead of spending a lazy Sunday, like me, her water broke and she ended up in the hospital with her son seven weeks premature. He's still in the NICU, and probably will be for another week or so.

So now we have a list of things we have to get done in the next week or so. The car seat has to be installed, the crib needs to be assembled, a hospital bag has to be packed and stowed in the car. I have absolutely no reason to think the froglet will arrive any earlier than his due date, but at this point, I'm okay being paranoid.

But seriously, froglet? Keep cooking. Thanks.


  1. And the flip side is that Froglet could decide to take his own sweet time and you'll be fretting that he is way past his due date! Relax, you are in the home stretch now! Hugs.

  2. relax, you'll get it done, and if you miss anything, the froglet won't say anything. - Randi