Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Wrong way, Isaiah...

So for quite some time I've been very uncomfortable this pregnancy.  I attributed it to being super busy and stressed and chasing two little boys aged 3 and 2. 

And then one night when it was quiet, I noticed that the movement was not in the usual spot.  I mentioned this to my OB and he agreed with me.  Isaiah is laying wrong. 

Instead of head down, which is how all my babies have been well before now,  Isaiah is laying across (transverse.)  My doctor has said that this could be keeping me from having to deal with as much preterm labor as I'm used to because baby is not engaged. 



So while that is good, it also poses it's own issues.  Unless Isaiah moves, I'm looking at a repeat csection.  This is kind of sad to me, because I've worked so hard to keep my options for a VBAC open.  But I've had this sinking feeling the whole pregnancy...  but pushed through. 

Most of the issue is that I don't go the full 40 weeks, so he doesn't really have too much time to move based on my history. 

I have some tricks up my sleeve that I'm going to try... but we'll see!

I, of course, know that no matter how he arrives, it will all be worth it.  I just don't like being pigeon-holed.  And of course, no one looks forward to major abdominal surgery recovery.. especially not with our sized crew and Brandon having only 1 week of vacation time. 

So we pray and we wait.  (This is the theme of 2013.)  Will you join me in prayer?  

I go for another ultrasound on July 12th at 5:30pm... we are hoping he is engaged by then.  C'mon, 'Saiah (what Xander calls him) be nice to mama!

~Stephanie

4 comments:

Our Adoption Journey to Eastern Europe said...

Praying Isaiah obeys his mama! :)

Ben and April said...

Praying he turns at the right time! I am sure you already know this, but just in case not, hands and knees is a great position to help turn a baby. spinningbabies.com is a good resource.

Marti said...

My daughter was head down until 34 weeks and then flipped breach for a few days and then stayed transverse until I went into labor at 38 weeks. She was actually still transverse when I got to the hospital and then when she decided to turn my water broke. I was so happy I didn't have to have a C-section!!!! But talk about stressing me out right until the last minute!

hsmominmo said...

Praying this little guys turns and gets settled in nicely and properly! I had one that flipped 3 times or more in the last 2 weeks before he arrived (head first, praise God!)
but have had 2 Frank Breech births also.
You are right, a healthy baby and healthy Mama are what's important.