Thursday, June 10, 2010

Belly Shot

I'm trying to remind myself that one day I will care if I don't get any pictures of me pregnant. So I had Rob take a couple the other day. It's not too bad besides the fact that my face looks like mush. Just look at the belly and ignore the rest, 'K. :)

And even though I said no more pregnancy updates there is more info to be had. *sigh* (This will be over soon. This will be over soon...) OK, so I had the ultrasound that showed baby was head down and the placenta hadn't moved enough. Then my midwife referred me to a doctor for a consultation, at my visit with her baby was back to head down. This is the doc who will do the c-section if it's necessary.

I think that summarizes the last update.

It was a more positive appointment than I expected. He said that if baby is breech for sure I'll need a C. Yeah, I knew that. But he said that if baby is head down he feels OK allowing me to try for a vaginal birth but only by scheduled induction in the hospital where I can be moved to a surgery suite very quickly if need be.

As it stands I have an appointment with my midwife on Monday for a regular ol' check up and a non-stress test for the baby (who has passed two with flying colors so far) and another that day with the chiropractor who does the Webster Maneuver.

Tuesday I see the doc who does the ultrasounds. Pretty much everything is hanging on this ultrasound. If by chance the placenta has moved more AND baby is head down I don't have to be in the hospital AT ALL.

Wednesday I have a follow up with the new doctor to discuss the results of the ultrasound and The Plan. (So, that likely means I'll have at least one more update to do, huh?)

I may have one more chance for an ultrasound the following week if things still haven't changed by Wednesday but my hope and prayer is that the next ultrasound will show baby head down and placenta moved and that I can just let things happen. No induction, no c-section, no hospital at all. Still a little time to hope and pray.


Anonymous said...

I'm still praying for you! Thanks for the new update. I had been wondering.... :)

Math Basics 4 Success.......... Project House said...

I too left an OB for a midwife and had two successful VBAC deliveries. My last with quite a few complications that with the knowledge of my Midwife and the blessings of God were overcome and the birth experience was positive. Your children are beautiful, you are truly blessed, may God continue to be with you throughout your delivery.

Marfa said...

You look beautiful...I wish you all the best in labor and delivery. I'm thinking and praying for you and baby.

wavybrains said...

I found you through meconium happens, and your worries about the c-section really resonated with me. I don't know if you have seen this or similar links, but there is a movement to get more skin-to-skin contact even with c-sections. It is worth talking with your doctor if it becomes necessary about things you can do to make it closer to the birth you want. Here's the link: