I had to lol at your dsd- I can SO remember being like that at 14! Poor kid, and poor you and dh having to deal with it too!
That is great that you will still be able to bf!
Chiro sounds nice! Glad that thye were able to get baby to turn- I imagine quite a relief!
Welcome to your lodge! You are one busy woman & congrats on surviving residency.
Wow, thanks for all the replies
My OB seemed more flexible today at my appt about the induction issue - she says that she will even go back and re-review the guidelines for induction with GDM. The things Ive read correlate higher incidence of stillbirth with high fasting numbers, which I have NEVER had - Ive only had high numbers after dinner (and once in awhile when I was stupid at a different meal...). She said if it werent for the insulin, she's be ok with me going to 42 weeks, even though that's getting out of her comfort zone - but with the insulin, she's not OK w/42 weeks. She also said that she's read the Gaskin maneuver article and we could talk about it on Friday at my next NST. She also gave me the official go-ahead for anything I want to do re: encouraging labor, kind of funny when she said "well, the midwives suggest X,Y,Z, you could do those", but Im grateful she even knew about them, kwim? She even gave me the go-ahead on the breastpump for nipple stim, but I still think Ill hold off a bit longer on that.
Ive made a little bit of progress, in that Im now 50% effaced and at -3 station. No dilation, though. It's still more emotionally satisfying than "closed, thick, and high" which is what he's been every other time except with the threatened PTL at 34 weeks.
The chiro I saw for the Webster technique does think I have a pelvis that is a bit askew, so she adjusted me today and is having me come back 3x a week for this week and next week to see if we cant fix it so it's better.
Um, I think that's it. I still have to pack the bag for the hospital, but I have most stuff ready, it's the hygeine and shower stuff Ill need to toss in when the time comes.
I just WISH my hands would quit hurting. This arthritis-like pain and carpal tunnel together is NOT good. Hurts like heck! And its making it really hard to write thank you notes! Argh!
Hooray for progress!
Glad your doc is more flexible on the induction. Hoping you go into labor before the induction talk comes up again (but after that baby turns OA ).
just a quickie update, but...
Ive apparantly started to lose bits of my mucus plug - at least, I think so, I dont know what else it could be (TMI, but nothing else looks like bloody snot, right?). Im guessing it's from my check today and maybe from the adjustment letting things move along a bit.
Hooray for bloody snot! lol I think that's a great sign. Maybe your hand pain will be gone sooner than you thought
Well, I dont know what to think now.
The Webster technique is I guess working, in that it's making more space for Brayden to move around in, but it's a little nerve-wracking. Last night, the little booger decided to move his head out of my pelvis, turn oblique and stick it in the "new" space over in my right hip. We had a discussion about that, so he moved a bit - and stuck his head in my LEFT hip. It wasnt until this morning that he finally stuck it back in the middle. And I can still feel arms/legs in the front, so Im pretty sure he hasnt turned OA yet. I surely do NOT want him experimenting enough to flip himself over to breech or transverse - I would rather have back labor than a c-section/ECV. Ack!
Im going to talk w/the chiro at my appt today, this just seems wierd.
Are other people's almost-38 week babies doing similar acrobatics???
That's so exciting you're starting to lose your mucous plug! I'm interested to hear what the chiro has to say but remember if he can move into a bad position he can also move into a good one.