Thursday, June 21, 2012

36 Week Baby Update - BREECH!!

Robert and I went to our 36 week appointment today and it was sure interesting! 

Last week I started having some signs of labor (I'll spare you the details...TMI), so I called the doctor's office and they told me to minimize my activity, keep my feet elevated and drink a lot of water to try to prolong labor as long as possible.  They wanted me to at least make it to 36 weeks, which I did!

Today we went in and I had my first cervix exam to see how I'm progressing.  I'm 80% effaced and 2-3cm dilated. 

I asked the doctor if she could tell if Kylie is head down and in the right position. 

She said she didn't want to push on my cervix anymore to determine if it is the head that she can feel down there, because it's too thin and she could easily break my water, so she brought in the ultrasound machine.

She started it up and her first words were, "Uh oh...that's not a head!"  Kylie is completely sitting upright in there.  Her little head is in my ribs.

I looked at Robert and said, "We've been poking her in the head all this time!"  We poke the mass on my upper right side to play with her sometimes when she is moving around.  We just thought we were poking her butt! 

Sorry, Baby Kylie!  Mom and Dad didn't mean to poke you in the head so much!

With her sitting breech, that means we will have to have a c-section in order to get her out.  The doctor said she is probably too big to turn easily at this point and she doesn't want to put any pressure on my uterus because my water could break.

I'm going to have a c-section on July 3, at exactly 38 weeks.  Only 12 more days!

And that's IF we make it that long.  She said that I could easily go into labor before then, because of how far progressed I am already.

I was honestly shocked that she is not in the right position.  I don't know why, but I just assumed that Kylie was behaving perfectly in there!

At first, I was really upset about having a c-section, but now that I've had a few hours to get used to it, I'm ok with it.  There are some definite pros...no laboring, quick delivery, no cone-head baby...sure, there are some cons too, but I'm not going to worry about those. 

As my doctor said, "Welcome to parenthood...you just have to roll with it!"

2 comments:

  1. You do just have to roll with it and you can do it. You will get a longer maternity leave - I guess that's a plus (that's assuming you plan on going back to work). You will need more help from others because a c-section really is a surgery. But you are REALLY progressed. I imagine you coul go into labor before July 3rd relatively easily. I bet she is going to be a cute, little thing (being that she is coming early). Good luck!

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  2. And she is here in time for the holiday! Ok, that's not so important, but it makes for a.great first birthday. I wanna know details later ma'am. Keep posting on the blog!

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