An Update: Adeline is Breech – AGAIN

by jessicaturner on June 10, 2011

We’re in the home stretch.

Praise the Lord.

I am not one of those women who loves being pregnant. At all.

But, I am so, so, so excited to have my baby girl in my arms.

As some of you might have seen on Facebook, Adeline is breech – again.

She had turned to head down, but then when back to head up. She’s a frank breech – bottom down, head, feet and face up. Apparently this is a good thing because it is easier for her to turn. I also have a lot of fluid, which they say is helpful.

(To read some good information about breech babies, check out Spinning Babies. I have several of the things they mention – a lot of fluid, an anterior placenta, a big baby and my sister was breech – all possible reasons for why little miss is being challenging!)

Did I mention that as of a week ago, the ultrasound tech said she is likely 8 lbs., give or take a half pound (Vanderbilt’s technology is THAT good)? Elias was 8 lbs. 3 oz. when he was born at 38 weeks. I am 38 weeks on Tuesday.

So here’s the plan to get her turned (in addition to more handstands in the pool and frozen peas on my belly.)

Monday I am going in for the Webster technique, and then an ultrasound/midwife appointment on Wednesday to see if she has turned. If she has, they will strip my membranes (or as Matthew says, depetal the flower) to try to get labor going while she is in the right position.

If she doesn’t turn, then we will try a version on Tuesday, June 21. If that works, we will then induce labor.

Otherwise, I guess it is a c-section.

In the end, of course we just want a healthy baby. But, that doesn’t mean I can’t really hope for anything but a c-section. :)

If you would be praying that she turns, I would be so thankful!

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Staci June 10, 2011 at 7:50 am

My sister is due next week and her little stinker :) decided to turn head up about a week ago after being in perfect position the week before. She debated having them try to turn her and decided not to. As of Tuesday her little punkin’ is now head down and ready to go! Praying for baby Adeline and for you!


Lyndsey June 10, 2011 at 8:03 am

I will be praying that Adeline flips into the right position and that all go smooth with the delivery.


Gina June 10, 2011 at 8:13 am

My little guy is breech as well. Of course, I’ve had two previous c-sections, so this one was already scheduled when they discovered he was head up. Reading all the info on breech babies, I’m surprised my other two weren’t breech too! I always have too much amniotic fluid, I have huge babies (daughter was 8 lb 14 oz, 7 days early, son was 9 lb 8 oz, 12 days early), and I have a flat pelvis which makes it impossible for my babies to ever drop (hence the c-sections). I’ll be praying that Adeline flips, and that you have a safe delivery!


Julie June 10, 2011 at 8:27 am

Praying for a great big baby somersault :)


LauraP June 10, 2011 at 9:02 am

I really hope she turns for you!!! I had my first baby c-section. On May 24th, I had my second, and was able to do it VBAC. Now that I’ve had both – vaginal is SOOO the way to go!
In the end, you just need everything to be healthy and good. But, I hope you don’t have to have a c-section!!


Martha June 10, 2011 at 10:05 am

My daughter wasn’t breech, so I can’t speak to that, but I did end up having to have an emergency C-section, and it was a total piece of cake! I kid you not, I had absolutely no pain whatsoever, and I went home 2 days later. I realize not all C-sections are that great, but if you do have to have one, hopefully you will have a great one like mine!! Praying for a healthy and safe delivery which ever way it turns out, and praying for a very HEALTHY baby!!


Magqueen June 10, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I’ll send a prayer up for you and Adeline. Enjoy your weekend.


Amy June 10, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I so feel your pain! My oldest daughter was 8 pounds & breech until the last possible moment. Very alienish to watch her turn…I did witness her final turn into a position more pleasing to mommy. It occurred at 3 a.m. one hot late summer evening when I was about 2 weeks from delivery. Good luck!


Patricia June 10, 2011 at 2:22 pm

“Adeline ~ now come on baby, turn for your momma!!” Praying for you these last few weeks..Excited the time is so close for you now and excited to see that little bundle in your arms. If she looks anything like her brother, she will be so stinking cute..


jackie carl June 10, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Praying in Indiana. Hugs.


Jessica W June 10, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Praying that Adeline will cooperate for you Jessica and that your remaining weeks are peaceful and comfortable! Blessings!


Angela Nazworth June 10, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Ohhh turn, baby, turn! Praying for you!


Brooke June 11, 2011 at 1:27 am

Good luck!! Hope Monday works out for you! My little man came early (36 +4) last week. You easily forget how tiny they were.


Wendy June 11, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Hi! I popped over from Kelly’s Korner! I am not typically a commentor, but I am really relating to your last couple of posts. First…I teared up thinking about your last days as a family of three. I remember that feeling so well…I almost felt like I mourned a bit. I can tell you that the dynamics do change, but you are giving Matthew the gift of a sibling. Oh, there is nothing like the bond you will see form with brother and sister. Enjoy the final days…the weird, mournful feelings are normal and it gets better!
Secondly…I have four children and two were “Frank Breech”. It was explained to me that second and subsequent babies have more room and they often times don’t turn until it’s “go” time. I’m not going to lie to you…I was a freak about constantly wanting to know the position. And, mine did a lot of flipping and flopping. In the end, they both turned and I did not have to have a C-section (or ‘the she-section’ as my daughter called it…we were having a girl!) Looking back, I know that baby’s position robbed me of a lot of joy. I pray you can rest easy, rest in Him and know the outcome…either way is your beautiful daughter. Blessings to you and your precious family. (and praying for no “she-section”)


Cara June 11, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Oh I’ll be hoping she turns! Of course a C-section would be just fine, but I totally understand. I wanted to avoid one at all costs too:)


Dad June 11, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Princess, Your daddy has been praying for weeks that my future grand daughter turns herself around. She is being naughty like your sister was when she was in your mom’s tummy!! She will turn. The Lord is listening.
Love you


Elizabeth June 12, 2011 at 10:44 am

Just wanted to echo what Martha said – I had an emergency c-section, and it really was no big deal. We had other complications that were a challenge, but none the result of the c-section. And if we’re lucky enough to have a second, we’ll quite happily welcome him or her with a scheduled c-section.


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