Friday, October 3, 2008

Happy Birthday To Me! And a real long preggo update...

Yesterday was my birthday, so my family got together tonight and had a little bbq for me. I got a gift certificate for a massage, some high quality jewelry, some toys for Merrick and most importantly the stroller and carseat that I wanted! Yeah!

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!

10 comments:

molly said...

i wish i could be there for your baby shower!

i'm sure everything is going to be fine with your c-section, and you're going to be a mommy in 10 days!! how exciting!!!!

Alissa & Jordan said...

Hey! How exciting about your baby coming:) So..I used to work in an OBGYN office AND labor and Delivery and Banner Desert, and I have seen the Version (which is what they do to flip the baby from the outside)...it did not look fun, and the girl was in some pain..I have seen so many first time moms have c-sections, and had great experiences:) you will rock it and be fine! I can't wait to see pix of your little one! and happy birthday!!

Joy said...

I'm glad he's healthy and everything's ok, he's going to be here really soon! I'm kind of jealous because you actually KNOW when he's coming, I keep wondering when my little guys going to show up :). Cute stroller and Happy BIRTHDAY!

Stacy said...

I am glad you had such a wonderful birthday. I know you are super busy this week but it would be nice if we could get together before you have your sweet angel. I love you tons Reesy and I am so excited for you. If you need any please let me know I would love to help.

Cari.Ryan Florence said...

OH yes 92% for head is way big. Brayden's way only 40%. I can't imagine a tiny little thing like you trying to get that little guy out especially when he's breached. Hey look at the good side... You don't have to push for hours on end!! And you get the exact date of when your little man is coming. That's awesome!!!

The Smiths said...

Wow. I agree...you are much to small to push out a 92%er! I know it's not what you planned, but it's funny how babies make plans just change! That is crazy to think he'll be here so soon. Recently a lady at work somehow had an "elective" c-section so she wouldn't have to go through labor and she LOVED it. I hope you have a similar experience! You'll do great.

Dick&Erica said...

Um...what?! That's really soon! But I am so excited that I will be there to see him. You will do great. And I'm glad that you know in advance that you're having a c-section, because I think it's really hard and scary when you go into labor and all of the sudden, they tell you they have to do a c-section. At least this way you know what to expect. Love you and I'll see you soon! I have your b-day present. I figured I'd just give it to you instead of ship it.

Chris & Tatiana said...

Oh my gosh! Chris came home today and told me all of this..of course not in as much detail...but wow, kinda scary at first! But yay if you are healthy and the baby is healthy, then let's get this baby out!! I am excited for your baby shower it will be fun. oh and Happy B-DAY!!!

Jennifer said...

WOW. Kind of fun to know exactly when! I want to come for a visit and hold that little guy. K?

The Thatchers said...

good luck with everything. you will be fine. im so excited for you. you are lookin good