Molly Mathews

My name is Molly. I have been married for 5 years and have two children. A 10 year old step-son, a 2 year old daughter and I am currently 26 weeks pregnant with a boy! I live in the town I grew up in and have a large family that I see often. We all live close to each other right now and I hope it stays that way as we draw a lot of support from one another. I have been a nurse for 6 years, mostly in the emergency department, and I love my job. Since young childhood I dreamed of being a nurse and a mom and here I am both! I couldn't have imagined how difficult the journey would be but neither could I have fathomed the Joy that would come from both. Becoming a mom has made me into a better person in many ways and a bit of a crazy worry wart in other ways! Having support from other moms who have been there before or are there with you makes all the difference in the world!

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We Have a Date!

This is probably one of the best parts of having a scheduled C-section: knowing exactly when your baby is coming. I’ve been anxious and excited about it for weeks, and finally, it happened. We have our official due date!

I had asked at one of my appointments about a month or so ago when we would be able to schedule my C-section, and they told me that we would take care of it in the third trimester. Well, I’m about a month into my third trimester now, so I asked again last week. And excitingly enough, we’re close enough to pick a date!

The first date they had available in the week before my due date of December 5 was November 28 — which, this year, happens to be Thanksgiving. I said no thank you. I have also had some kind of weird feeling about a November birthday. I don’t know why, but a December birthday just appeals to me so much more. So I had been hoping they would let me choose a surgery date in December. And lo and behold, the next date they had available for a scheduled C-section was December 2. Our little girl will be here on December 2!!

Knowing exactly when she’s coming, barring any unseen complications, is a huge relief. It makes things so much easier for us. It gives us time to have family make travel arrangements to come to North Carolina for the birth. It lets Matt ask for time off of work, and it also makes it easier for us to arrange for someone to watch our kids while we’re in the hospital. But best of all, it gives me a date to look forward to!

I’m so excited for her to be here. I cannot wait for December 2 — and our little Ivy — to arrive.

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