From the Cloning Tank (a.k.a. Baby Update)
We interrupt our regular blogging here at The Silent Holocron to bring you some very important breaking news. In the next two or three days, Baby Newell will be born!
We had a doctor appointment this morning, and the OB-GYN was concerned that the baby has not yet moved to a head-down position. She said she would prefer to deliver this week. Our options are either inversion and then delivery, or a C-section. We will be having an ultrasound this afternoon to determine if our clone trooper is in the breech position, then will make a decision as to what to do and when. But we will definitely deliver before Friday. Tricia does not want a C-section, so we will pretty much surely be doing an inversion to try and move the kid into position. But if that does not work then we’ll do some cutting.
Needless to say, the ‘Cron will become silent the rest of the week unless I get a free moment or two and an available computer. Please pray for us as we move into these next few exciting days!
Update 5:30 PM — Ultrasound completed. The baby is definitely in the breech position, but it was not feet-first or butt-first, thankfully. We got a massive surprise — we have a 9 lb. 6 oz. kid! This makes inversion (turning the baby into the correct position) difficult and less successful. On top of that, since Tricia has not dilated at all, it means labor would be pretty long after she would be induced. Tricia has decided not to have a long, drawn-out procedure; instead we will be going ahead with a C-section. It is not our first choice, but the circumstances apparently dictate it.
We will be in the hospital at 8:30 AM tomorrow. Baby Newell should arrive by 10:30. Please pray for us as we prepare for tomorrow!