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!