Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ultrasound #6: Peanut Turned Herself!

This is just a quick update to let everyone know that we went to our appointment with the perinatologist yesterday expecting to have to undergo the external version procedure to turn our little Peanut from the breech position and guess what? As soon as the sonographer began the ultrasound she said, "hey, she turned." We all stared at each other in disbelief and said, "she what?" 

That's right, our little breech baby turned herself into the proper birth position all by herself. What a girl! So we avoided an unpleasant procedure and went home feeling much better. Whew! But I am now going to be monitored twice a week from here on out (which includes the baby being monitored and an ultrasound) and the doctor gave me an abdominal binder to help keep Peanut in place so we decided it was time for me to go out on maternity leave. So as of Monday I will be home for the duration of my pregnancy resting and keeping calm (I hope). My nice sweet Mommy has agreed to come up to help me with some last minute baby room organization so I don't overexert myself. So I will definitely have nursery photos to post in a few weeks

I thought I'd leave you with a few Peanut stats. She is already almost 6 pounds, which puts her in the 48th percentile on weight, and her head and length are both average, which is great. It looks like she will surpass Big Brother Noah's birth weight of 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and 18 inches. Amazing! So other than her gymnastics over the last few weeks, she is doing just perfectly! She is a wild girl for sure but we wouldn't want it any other way.

Thanks so much to all of you who were praying and thinking about us yesterday! We appreciate it so very much.  Sorry I don't have any pictures this time but we didn't get any good ones. Peanut is getting too big to be photographed and she was moving too much and would not stay still for the camera. Maybe next time...

Thursday, October 13, 2011

34-Week Update

Hi, everyone!

I went to see my regular OB/GYN today and Peanut is still in the breech position. The doctor did not think that she would turn on her own at this point as she is quickly running out of room in there. We are now less than two weeks from seeing our perinatologist and it looks like I will have to undergo the external version procedure after all. Good news is if it works, I will avoid a C-section. Bad news is I could go into labor during the procedure (good Lord, right?) and if successful I will definitely have to go on maternity leave at that point, which is a few weeks earlier than I planned.

Other than that, I am enjoying the last few weeks of my pregnancy. Peanut is about 4.5 pounds, growing right on track and kicking up a storm in there. I could actually feel her trying very hard to turn on her own last weekend. I think she gave it her best shot but she just didn't have the space. Good try, little one! I'm feeling pretty good with only 6 weeks to go even though I am very tired at the end of the day and not exactly sleeping soundly. But that is to be expected at this point. Bottom line, I can't wait to meet our baby girl so I can kiss her and hold her and love her at last. Just don't come too soon, OK?

Our appointment with the perinatologist is on October 26. I will definitely post an update after that appointment to let you know how it went. In the meantime, please keep us in your thoughts and prayers over the next few weeks...