35 weeks tomorrow

Filed under: doctor,symptoms — by Lauren on November 2nd, 2008 @ 1:17 pm

We’re in the home stretch.  I’ve been trying to do some productive things like washing the clothes, linens, etc.  I raised the crib back up and put on the bedding.  I also washed the car seat liner and installed one of the two bases.  I still have to put the carrier back together and install the other base.  There are plenty of other things to get accomplished before the baby gets here – and that could be very soon!

This past Monday we had our first childbirth “class” with our doula.  I like her very much and think it was a good choice for us to hire her.  The first part of the class was spent going over things like how our views of “normal” labor compared to societal views.  That might not have been the most useful time we ever spent, but the second half was used to practice some relaxation techniques (many of which involved a birth ball).  I felt like these were helpful and much more concrete than anything we talked about at our Bradley class for Anya.

We had an appointment on the 16th that went well.  Baby Girl’s heartrate was 134 bpm; my blood pressure was great and I weighed in at 123 lbs.  No protein in the urine and the baby was head down.  We still really like the doctor.  Our next appointment is Wednesday.  We’ll meet the other doctor in the practice then.  I’m glad we have an appointment because around Friday night I realized that I no longer felt kicks on my upper right side but rather on my lower left instead.  I also could feel what was likely her head (though possibly her tush) pushing up on my right side.  That would all suggest that the baby had put herself into a breech position.  I’ve been trying some exercises and other home interventions to get her to turn.  Last night one of the things I did got her to flip from the right side to the left – Lex and I both saw it happen; it was one of the weirdest things I’ve ever seen my body do.  As of this morning I couldn’t really pinpoint her position.  I’ve been getting pokes on the right and low down the left/near my cervix (some of those must be punches).  She keeps getting the hiccups and I feel her banging into my left side just above my hip.   A few minutes ago I got about a minute’s worth of strong kick-like movements on my upper right side again, and I think I can feel her legs and back, so I HOPE HOPE HOPE she’s settled herself back into a head down position and won’t turn again.  I can’t see a breech position helping us achieve a VBAC.  Please think good thoughts for us!

2 Responses to “35 weeks tomorrow”

  1. Saina, Braiden & Noah Says:

    I can’t believe you are 35 weeks already. Good luck with the breech… I’ve heard good things about spinningbabies.com.

    We’re home again, took a different route that saved us about 2 hrs of sitting in traffic, but unfortunately that meant we bypassed you guys altogether.

  2. Lauren Says:

    It seems like the time has flew. I can’t believe Noah is almost a year old already!

    I’m glad you had a good trip, even if we couldn’t meet up once again. One day we’ll work it out!