Month: October 2007

A new birth plan!

Well we now have a new birth plan! The origional plan was to go to labor at home as long as possible, and then go in to the hospital… have dim lights, relaxing music on the CD player, utilize the birthing ball, and to have the baby vaginally, with our without drugs. That didn’t matter. I was basically going to just take it one contraction at a time.

Today I went in for my 37/38 week appointment, and found out that our baby is breech! She was breech at my 21 week ultrasound, as well as my 28 week ultrasound, however the doctors weren’t worried, because there was always time to flip. Well our little turkey has decided that she likes to be upright, because there is no evidence that she is going to flip her head to a down position.

The doc gave me two choices. Either try external version, or schedule a C-Section.

External version is where they try to flip the baby by use of a lot of pressure, and hand placement. This is done in the hospital and is closely monitored because the risks are high. Your water can break during the process, baby can become distressed, or the umbilical cord can get wrapped around their neck. If these situations arise you need to have an emergency c-section. However the plus side is 50% of the time, the doctor can flip them to a head-down position.

Well we (Jason and I) went back and forth with it and decided just to schedule the C-Section. Our biggest concern is that something could go wrong during the version, and then I would need an emergency C-Section. Furthermore the procedure only has a 50-65% sucess rate at best, so it’s kind of like flipping a coin, for something that is apparently very painful.

So I will call the doc tomorrow, and after we have the “Delivery Date” scheduled I will post. Wish us luck! We love you all 🙂

Comming soon!

Well I am comming into the homestretch. Soon it will all be done and over with! I guess for the most part it has gone by pretty quickly when I look back, but while I am in the moment it feels like the middle of November will never come! She is almost considered full term now, so she can definitely come early if she wants to. I will not complain at all! I have noticed her moving a lot more, and it’s either because she is bigger now, and I can really feel her, or because she is packing up her little cocoon to come out into the world. Maybe both… I definitely feel the weight of my belly these days, and getting out of bed, off the couch, or out of a chair is becomming a chore! Also my tiredness has reached an all time high of ridiculous. I am tired all of the time, and not sleeping through the night is definitely not helping. I guess she is preparing me for the first few months of mother-hood. I do miss my full nights rest though.

We’re already training the animals not to touch her things. We set the pack n’ play up with the bassinete in the room and have (I think) successfully taught the kitty that its not his bed to share with the baby. I keep a spray bottle close so if the cat even thinks about it, he will get a blast full of water. We’ve also put out the bouncy seat in the living room to teach them not to crowd it, or touch it. I have a baby shower this upcomming weekend, and then we will finish off the baby’s room. It seems to be comming together now!