Sunday, February 22, 2009

Pregnancy in Brazil-Part 5

OK, we're trying to be patient here....only a week away from the due date. I'm hoping he comes either today, or tomorrow, or then that he waits until next Tuesday. Renato has a translating job and is going to be working nights on Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Mon, so it would be crazy if Dawson came then. But of course, it's all up to him, not us!

I'm actually still pretty content and not too anxious yet. The only thing that is making me really miserable right now is how hot it is here. The past 4 days have been awful! I think I've sweat more in the past 4 days then I have in the past 10 years. YUCK! You know that if you're already sweating by 9am, it's going to be miserable. Yesterday I took 4 cold showers, and they only help while you're actually in the shower. As soon as you get out, you're sweating again.

The last few Dr. appt's have gone well, although she's not checked again if I'm dilated or not yet. Maybe it's a good thing not to know. I think it's keeping me less anxious.

Here's something that is different in Brazil. In the U.S., each delivery room has a contraction monitoring machine that monitors movements, heart beat, and contractions. Well, there is only one machine for the whole hospital. When I was induced with Camden, I was hooked up to that machine the whole time. Here, they just put you on when it's open, or every few hours to check to see if everything is still OK. I went in the other day to get monitored for 5 minutes so my Dr. could see how Dawson is moving. He was going crazy the whole time! So fun!!!

So now, we just wait. I'm trying to enjoy these last few moments with Camden as my only child. I know life is going to change drastically for us when Dawson comes, and I want to cherish the time we have left, just the 3 of us. Although we know life will only get better and more blessed with Dawson.


Carrie at dumptrucksandteacups said...

Praying... Praying... Praying...

Can't wait to hear!!

Terra said...

Actually without the continuous monitoring you have a much better "chance" of a natural labor. Sometimes "we" here in the states over intervene simply because we know too much. I surprised though that they use epidurals without continuous monitoring. Definitely NOT standard of care here! :)

Susan said...

Keep checking to see if Dawson is here yet! Sorry about the hot weather! That would miserable:( Enjoy this time.

Mikaela said...

Keeping you in my prayers as always... I can't wait to see pics!!! I told my Mom I was going to Brazil so I could play with Camden and Dawson lol.

God bless!