^^ Looking for the stork? Ha!Cleveland, GA while on our Babymoon, I took a couple pictures of that in our house (below). Michael wants to decorate the wall behind it so it doesn't look boring, but I think the flowers help. I feel bad that he's been so stressed- mainly more knowing that Emma will probably have to be delivered in the next 2 to 5 weeks, but I keep trying to remind him that he still has 8 weeks to get stuff done, since Dr. Greaves told us that most babies get to go home on their due dates, if not before. However, maybe he is keeping in the back of his mind that all the "construction time" he would have, will want to be spent visiting Emma in the NICU? He's also stressed about his weight though. He got down to 185 a couple months ago (I've been so proud of him!!), but the pounds have creeped back on since our Babymoon. And I know how that can mess up the whole flow of happiness. I'm pretty fine gaining weight now though since its "for Emma" and I don't think I really look like I weigh 127 pounds. ;)
- Takes about 3 to 5 minutes to get the baby out, then around 45 minutes to get the placenta out and sew (or staple) me back up. I will feel it happening, but it won't hurt due to being numbed.
- Recovery time is around 4 days in the hospital and 4-6 weeks at home. (But due to limited FMLA time, I'm hoping I can go back to work after the first week or two that way I get a good chunk of weeks off to actually spend with Emma after we bring her home. Again, more planning. I'd be really sad if I had to spend 6 weeks at home alone and then only get 3 or 4 weeks with her before my FMLA time is up. That is probably my #1 main concern right now.)
- The scar can get almost "invisible" after a couple years. Mine will probably be vertical.
One positive that I thought of today about having a C-section, under our conditions, would be that I should be recovered by the time we bring Emma home. So I would have more energy and enjoy my mom's company more when she comes to help us out for a week in July. And now we can plan a little better for her to be here the first week of July rather than guessing if Emma will be born at 38 weeks or 42 weeks. As of right now she definitely has to be born by 37 weeks, according to what Dr. Greaves was telling us last week, but we'll see what my next ultrasound shows on Thursday.
On Sunday after the baby shower, I was back home with Michael so we were able to drive up to Mount Dora and finally go to the antique shop called Renniger's that he had been wanting to go to for months. We didn't go to the Farmer's Market side that day (we were planning to this past Saturday, but you know) because our main purpose of going was to find some old windows to hang up as decor in the dining room. Michael gets a lot of his ideas from Fixer Upper and Pinterest. The indoor area wasn't our favorite, but we found what we were looking for in the garden neighborhood area: