My doctors have spoken and we have a game plan. Fifth verse, same as the fourth. We will basically follow the same plan as with Hannah's delivery. The c-section will take place in the regular OR, rather than in the maternity ward OR. My doctor will have her partner assisting, who's done a fellowship in oncology, as well as the staff oncologist on stand-by. We will have all of the necessary staff to perform any drastic measures like uterine artery ligation, should they be needed.
The good news is that all my doctors concur that there is reason to be suspicious, but no hard proof of an accreta. This means we're actually, potentially, in better shape than with Hannah, despite the bi-lobed placenta/lots of vessels situation. How awesome is that?! In fact, I daresay no woman has faced the possibility of life-threatening hemorrhage and hysterectomy with more smiles and glee.
The only slight change regards the date. Instead of August 2nd, a Thursday, we're looking at July 31st or August 1st when my doctor's partner is available. So we've just under four weeks until Baby Sister makes her arrival.
Speaking of the actual child... would you like to see some FREAKIN' AWESOME 3D PICTURES?! Of course you would. And I am only too happy to oblige. (Okay, for some highly annoying reason, Typepad won't let me insert the images. So I'm linking to Flickr.