So yesterday was my weekly appointment at the OB. I had a sonogram scheduled before I saw Doc to see if baby’s head was in position yet…
At 38 weeks 2 days yesterday baby was sort of in position. Baby would put her head down but to the left or right of my cervix. Doc said a technical term for this, but I heard nothing but her say “head not in position.” 🙁
No dilation yet either. Cervix is closed up tight. I knew this because I haven’t had any Braxton hicks contractions at all. I think this whole move has put my body is a weird state. I’m not feeling relaxed one bit and I truly believe that has something to do with why baby isn’t descending. “Mama doesn’t feel ready so neither do I.”
Oh, and then there is this little tidbit. My doctor feels confident that this baby is an 8 pounder. I am a petite 5’1″ and my bone structure is small. Doc feels confident that baby just might be too big to come down the birth canal. G was 7 pounds 11 ounces at birth. Not too shy of 8 pounds, but maybe those few ounces could make all the difference?
So, where does that leave us? Well, if my water should break and labor starts I have to tell the hospital that my baby hasn’t been in position. My doctor has scheduled my c-section surgery for next Wednesday. I have one final appointment with her on Monday and another sonogram to see if baby might be in position.
Although I’m totally against having this surgery I have to be realistic and confident in my doctor that this is the right thing to do. I don’t want to put myself into an emergency type of situation where myself or the baby are in danger.
I guess the hardest part of all of this is knowing that I had G without any complications and it was a normal delivery. So, trying to wrap my head around the fact that it won’t happen like that again is difficult to digest. And then there is the recovery. I’ve heard horror stories about how hard it is to recover from a c-section and we just moved to a new house (unpacking as fast as we can) and I have a toddler. How is this all gonna work out?
Luckily my mom has been here helping me unpack and watch G. My dad was here but went back home for work. He will be back again on Saturday.
Next week we have my mom and mother-in-law on standby to come on Tuesday afternoon. I guess the surgery would be early Wednesday morning so we need them here to watch G and Rhody.
Oh, and then there is TJ who picked up a summer class. He started teaching this past Tuesday and the class meets twice a week, Tuesday and Wednesday for the month. So, after moving all day Monday he took off on Tuesday for work!
If you have had a c-section please calm my nerves about recovery. For some reason that is the part I am most concerned about.
I am still hopeful that she will figure out her way out on her own and ill have better news in Monday!
To be continued…