And here's a fun, long pregnancy update. I am so not a fan of people's pregnancy T.M.I. blog posts so I am going to try and make this as cut and dry as possible. Here goes...
I had a Dr.'s appointment yesterday morning. This is my last month, so the Dr. really had to look at things. He said that he thought the baby was breech. I guess that's not a good thing at this point in my pregnancy, so he said he wanted to do an ultrasound just to make sure. If the baby was indeed breech, then I would have to go to the hospital and see if they could turn him around (I think it's called an ECV?) .
So, this morning I went in for an ultrasound and he is definitely breech. They measured the little guy and I got to see how big he's gotten in the past few months. He is so cute! And he has a ton of hair! The ultrasound tech kinda pushed on my belly where his head was and you could see his hair waving! I couldn't believe it. She said he probably weighed about 6 pounds. She also told me that she was pretty sure that they had messed up on my due date. She said that she was getting something more like October 26th. Hooray! That moved everything up like a whole week! Then after all the fun was over she prints out the pictures and tells me she needs to talk to the doctor about a few things and he would be in in a few minutes...yeah, that sounds promising.
The doctor came in and starts in on a few key factors I have working against me at the moment. (By the way, the baby is totally healthy and there is nothing that is wrong with him at all. Phew!) He says the baby is breech, he is also piked (so his feet are up by his face, like he's bent in half), I have really low amniotic fluid (so he's not swimming in very much water), my placenta is in the front (which isn't really bad, it's just not normal) and Merrick's head is HUGE. He said that his head is in the 92nd %! I guess that's real big.
So I'm thinking, okay let's go ahead and flip this guy around, but the docotor goes on to tell me that with all these things working against me, it is totally unlikely that we could flip him. And they never deliver first-time moms breech. And even if we could flip the baby, or if Merrick flipped himself, he's not very confident that I could deliver his head...then he said the dreaded word that I have avoided this whole pregnancy...C Section. He said that he really thinks it's the best option especially since my fluid is low. He really didn't act like there was much room for decision-making.
Don't get me wrong, I 100% trust my doctor and I think he is great, I was just really shocked this whole time. And then, even more shocking he said he wants to go ahead and schedule the surgery for the week of the 13th...that's in like 10 days. So I am likely going to have a child in about 10 days...I'm kinda still a little shocked by all this, but as the day has gone on I have gotten a lot more used to the idea. And really, who is going to complain about not having to go through labor and delivery??
I am going to be in such a rush getting ready for this little guy over the next week. And of course, this was a week that I was going to be pretty busy. I have a class that I am taking on Monday, we play Highland Tuesday and Thursday is my baby shower (which I hope you're all coming to by the way). But I am excited that he is going to be here so soon since pregnancy really isn't that much fun and comfortable. Wish me luck!
And if you've kept reading this long you are a saint. Haha!