Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Pregnancy | Balancing in High Heels

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Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Pregnancy

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

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Hey Y'all! Merry Christmas! I hope you all had the best time spending time with family and loved ones. We have had such a magical time with our three babies. Now we are spending time relaxing, playing with all of our new toys and resting up before our trip to Nashville in a few days!

My First Go Round

We are officially 25 weeks with babe number four. That honestly just blows my mind. I can't believe in 14 short weeks we will be growing our sweet family again. Gearing up for baby has my mind thinking back to my first pregnancy and delivery with Addie Rivers. My twenty one year old self had no clue what I was in for. I gained forty pounds, was so swollen at nine months pregnant and not feeling like myself at all. At the beginning I had no clue things would change as much as they did. The number one thing I wish I knew more about was labor and delivery. 

My Labor + Delivery 

Barrett and I moved to a new town when I was about six months pregnant. As a first time mom  I panicked and had no desire to change my doctor. So I was driving three hours to my doctors visit. Which weren't so bad until I got into the third trimester when I was going once a week. Barrett's work schedule didn't allow him to go with me so that was hard, Driving three hours before 8-9 months pregnant. My due date was mid August which is right at the beginning of Barrett's football season. So I went in to my 38 week visit and my doctor agreed it would be best to go ahead and induce at 39 weeks. Being three hours away, he was nervous I would go into labor. Let me just say I LOVED my doctor. That was the main reason I was never able to switch. He delivered my sister baby and we had a great relationship with him. As a soon to be mother that is huge. It's not easy to just say "Sure i'll find a new doctor to use with only a few weeks left to go." Barrett made the drive down on Monday night and we induced that tuesday morning. After laboring all day we ended up delivering via c-section.

What I Wish I Had Known 

If I could go back I would educate myself a little more on induction and c-sections. Never in a million years did I think I wouldn't be able to deliver her naturally. So third baby, Third c-section and the same thoughts go through my mind every time. I know everything happens for a reason and God has a plan. We are always just so thankful for healthy babies! 

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