Wednesday, September 17, 2008

36 weeks & stubborn as ever

Here I am at 36 weeks! I can't believe it's so close & at the same time that I still have 3-4 weeks to go!

Today we went to the hospital to try the external version. My doctor really thought it'd be successful, but alas we have a stubborn son on our way. His butt would come completely out of my pelvis and move around, but his head wouldn't budge. I guess he likes being smack against my ribs... maybe it's my heartbeat, who knows! One thing I'm sure of is that if he's not ready or willing to move there's gotta be a good reason, so we're just happy he's healthy. We will schedule my c-section for 39 weeks & if he turns before, good surprise, if not we're still ready for him to be here! I'm not looking forward to another long hospital stay though -- 3 times in a pregnancy is far too many for me!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The countdown

We're finally in the home stretch! I'm 36 weeks along and we're both very ready for baby k to arrive. He's still breeched after several alternative therapies and all sorts of crazy positions I've contorted my body into to coax him into moving. I guess he's just as stubborn as his mama! We're going to the hospital tomorrow to try external inversion, where the doctor tries to move him by palpatting my belly. If that doesn't work we'll schedule a c-section for 39 weeks. As long as he's healthy, we'll be just fine even if things are a little off-course from where we thought they'd be. In the meantime we're just checking and double checking that things are ready for him to get here, although we're both certain things are more than ready -- it helps with the waiting!
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