Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pregnancy Update 38w 4d

This pregnancy has been a roller coaster.  We've surely had more ups than downs, but nothing has remained static.  When I went back to the doctor a week ago, the baby had turned again and was back in breech position.  This was something I really thought we had left behind us, but here we were again dealing with the "what to do with a breech baby?" question.  I had a follow-up appointment at the hospital this past Tuesday, still with a breech baby.  We made and action plan and I (finally) left.  As of yesterday (Friday) baby is back to starting position.  I can now obsess about the possibility that Baby will turn yet again.

The current plan is that I will not be allowed to go over 40 weeks, which is November 9th according to my records (really November 10th if we want to get picky, but I don't think the doctors will grace me with one more day).  I will be cut off at 40 weeks because of the gestational diabetes - which seems to have gotten much better recently.  As long as baby is still head down then I will be induced on November 9th, if not I'll have to have a c-section.  If I go into labor before 40 weeks (please, please, please) and the baby is head down - great!  If the baby is again breech and the attending at the time is on board, we're going to try a natural birth.  This baby is much smaller than Blaise at about 6.4lbs as opposed to over 9lbs, so the doctors feel there shouldn't be a problem getting out.  Still hopin' to get this baby moving before 40 weeks and in the right position!

On a positive note, the baby looked healthy, which in the end is all that really matters.


Tara said...

Wow! How very exciting for you all! I know all the what ifs are weighing on your mind, but once that healthy baby is in your arms it won't matter what way he/she came - rightside, upside, sideways, surgically, etc.

We wish you the best!!!

Tracy said...

I've been thinking of you and checking your blog & Facebook often, waiting for some baby news! :)

APMom said...

I couldn't agree more with Tara! Can't wait to hear some "official" baby news soon. Love you!

Jen said...

Any day now! We're thinking of you guys and of course praying for a healthy delivery for both you and that sweet baby. Can't wait!!!

IUgirl78 said...

It's getting closer!!! I think Tara was absolutely right. I think we all have our idea of how we would like our baby's birth to go, but in the end all that matters is that he/she is here and healthy! I will keep you guys in my prayers for a healthy delivery. I cannot wait to hear the good news!!!