Friday, October 21, 2011

Say it aint so....

So do you want the bad news first or the terrible news?

The bad news is that I am STILL a zero. As in not dilated even ONE. Tiny. Centimeter.

And the terrible news - is that it's because the baby is BREECH!!!! Yes its true. Its head is nestled right up in my ribcage. It makes sense since I have been having SUCH bad contractions with NO results!

They did an ultrasound to confirm (and no I didnt peek at the gender!) and sure enough it was bum down just like my Dr. suspected. So now we have three options. 1. Wait it out to see if it turns on its own (very extremely unlikely) 2. Do an external rotation to try to flip the baby 3. Schedule the c-section asap.

We opted to try to turn the baby externally since I know a few people who have had successful rotations. My hope is that it will flip on monday and that the trauma will jump start my labor and I can have it naturally like I had planned! But....if it fails then Im off to have the surgery sometime next week.

Im willing to try anything to get the baby to turn. Accupuncture, chiropractic, what have you. But I think if it doesnt flip with the Dr. trying to turn it that I will just opt to book the c-section. Its going to be hard with my other two kids to recover from, so Im really sad that it might be the outcome. However, it is what it is, and thats fine. Whatever. I guess my kids can run wild and quit taking naps or being held for 6 weeks while I recover!

So yes, Im a bit depressed. We came home and rented a terrible chick flick (something borrowed) and I ate a pint of ben and jerrys in one sitting and chased it with 3 deep fried buffalo chicken cheese bites and  2 liter of ginger ale. Now im going to pass out in a calorie induced coma and hope that this baby will do a circque du solei in my sleep!!!

Little stinker! Now I KNOW its a girl for sure! Already causing DRAMA and being difficult!!!

10 comments:

Erin said...

oh NO that little breech baby!
I hope this little one will get busy and start the flipping ASAP. I wish I lived closer because I would come and help while you healed. Im sorry that you you had to endure Something Borrowed....I wasn't that impressed either. Good luck this weekend. Keep us posted!

megan&steve said...

Turn, baby, turn. Upside would be a scheduled surgery so you KNOW an exact time and have your other 2 kids taken care of, but yes downside=recovery.
You are super mom and can do ANYTHING. Nest this weekend, snuggle your kids and prepare for baby numero three.

Heather and Dave said...

You can handle anything...just keep repeating that. Also try to play the glad game with yourself (Polyanna ;) Hey, if your kitties can magically make their own legs fall off, your baby will turn on it's own for SURE! How do they do an external rotation, anyway? I will be thinking about you hot mama!!!

Kelsey said...

Something Borrowed is the stupidest movie I've ever seen....totally agree with you there

Jessie and Taylor Miller said...

oh geeeez!no fun! but a chick flick and that yummy menu of junk food sounds oh so good right about now...
keep us updated!! good luck!

Nicole said...

Both my girls were breech, we did everything and they didn't turn, but I know LOTS of babies who did at the last minute, so keep your chin up! And feel free to email or call me for breech baby support!

The Cannons said...

We've been praying the baby will flip on its own. Good luck our thoughts are with you.P.S. I had a friend who's baby was breech and flipped on her own. There is hope! Good luck, I'm starting to get really excited to meet the newest member of your family.

Renae said...

I had a friend who was told to go to a pool to do handstands to get her breech baby to flip and it totally worked so you could try that. Good luck!

DILENGE CREW said...

OK MY SWEET COUSIN SO MY THIRD BABY WAS BREECH UNTIL WEEK 39 AND DURING THAT WEEK I WAS IN A TOTAL PANIC AND WAS WILLING TO TRY ANYTHING SO AFTER MUCH STUPID INTERNET ADVICE I TRIED REMOVING 2 OF THE COUCH CUSHIONS, PUT THEM ON THE FLOOR, LAY ON YOUR BACK WITH YOUR LOWER BACK ON THEM FOR TEN MINUTE INTERVALS IT DRAINS ALL THE BLOOD TO YOUR HEAD AND IS UNCOMFORTABLE BUT, AFTER TEN MINUTES GET UP ROLL OVER TO YOUR HANDS AND KNEES SLIDE YOUR ARMS BETWEEN YOUR LEGS AND PUT YOUR HEAD DOWN ON THE FLOOR WITH YOUR BUTT UP IN THE AIR FOR ANOTHER 10 MINUTES REPEAT AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT. I DID THIS AT NAP TIME AND BED TIME AFTER THREE DAYS MY BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL WAS ANNOYED ENOUGH TO TURN. IT MAY HAVE JUST BEEN THE WORK OF GOD AND I LOOKED LIKE AN IDIOT BUT, AT THAT POINT I WAS DESPERATE. SENDING YOU PRAYERS AND DO TRY TO RELAX CUZ THE MORE STRESS THE TIGHTER THE UTERUS :)

Tiffany said...

I'm so sorry. That totally sucks. Good luck with the turn. Matt's sister in law did it twice, and the second time it worked... the only thing was she said it hurt like hell. Prayers for you!!!