What a sweet happy bunch of kiddos!
What a sweet happy bunch of kiddos!
WOOHOO!!! Thanks for the pics - and what a bunch of cuties!!!
Glad you are in good spirits, that your midwife is back in town tomorrow, and hope that you got your walking done and baby stays head down!
Sorry I've been MIA the last few days. I read that baby had turned from my phone and did quite the dance for you which had my DH giving me a funny look :) But I just have to add my :woohoo: :pinkelephant: for baby turning head down!!!! I'm sending all the vertex baby vibes I can spare!!! I am doing the exact same thing as you, hoping with some of my BH's that they will turn a little painful, not that I'm overly ready, but I'm just starting to get really excited and (good) anxious.
Thank you so much for sharing the pictures. Your family is absolutely beautiful!!! You look amazing!
I'm so excited for you that the mw is back. When is your next appt this week?
So glad that you're doing well and that your MW comes back today! Thanks for sharing the pictures, you look lovely and you have a gorgeous family. FX baby is still head down!
You are so funny! I can only imagine the look your DH gave you when you did your happy dance on my behalf. I am always laughing about stuff I read on here and DH is always like..."What is so funny?" :)
I am getting really excited also. I really can't wait until I have my baby in my arms. I am also thrilled that my midwife is back in town today. Finally I can relax regarding that. My next appointment is on Wednesday...hoping baby is still head down at that point.
Sarah and Mia, thank you for your sweet words and encouragement. :)
Its been a good day today. DH and I have been kind of "off" with each other lately. A lot of it has to do with my emotional roller coaster that I have been dealing with regarding breech baby, extra fluid, fears about possibly having to have a c section, etc. I have just been a mess and hard to live with I think. Poor DH has been putting up with a lot and trying to help out in the house and step up with the kids, etc.
Well, yesterday was a tough day. We didn't talk much, didn't really feel connected, make much of an effort with each other. But this morning we finally had a talk and we were both able to express our feelings and communicate with each other.
He just wants me to relax and try to let go of the fear and tension of the what ifs and not knowing what will happen with the delivery of this baby. He has been trying to get me to remain positive and just focus on getting baby here safely, regardless of how it has to happen. He has also been trying to get me to just put some more trust and faith in the Lord and know that He will help us in this situation.
I told him that I feel like he hasn't been trying to understand how I have been feeling, and not making much of an effort to understand that its not just baby that will be affected if a c section were to happen, etc. but that it would affect me greatly also. I said I feel like I have been more calm and relaxed the last couple days since my cousin/midwife helped turn the baby...and that I will continue to be calm and relaxed about the whole thing. I will try harder to be less tense and just let things happen, and not worry too much about things I really can't control.
We both apologized for how we have been treating each other and then we said a prayer together to ask for guidance regarding this whole thing and bless baby to be safe and cooperate, etc. We have been very sweet to each other today and things are going really well now.
We basically just relaxed all day which was really nice. On a bad note, DS has been feeling sick since yesterday morning and although he is not throwing up, he has been in the bathroom non stop getting stuff out the other end. At least what is bothering him is finally eliminating itself from his body...so I am hoping that by tomorrow he will be back to normal. I also pray that none of us get what he has...the last thing we all need is to get the flu, especially right before I have a baby. I am hoping he just had food poisoning so that its not contagious to any of us.
Yesterday DH was nice and replaced all the batteries in our bouncer, swing, and bassinet...so those are all ready which makes me happy. Going to put this in two posts cause its getting long.
My midwife is back today from her vacation!!! Woohoo!! That makes me feel a lot better also. Now I know she will be there when I go into labor.
My next appointment is this coming Wednesday...I have an appt. with her first and if baby is head down, then we get to cancel the external version! That is what I am praying for. If baby flipped again since last week, we will have to do it at noon...in which case I have to set up sitters for my kids for the day since I don't know what to expect...but I hope we just have to go to my regular appt. and then can head home after that.
The thing that I am trying to decide now is whether or not I should have my midwife strip my membranes if baby is head down. She said she is fine to do that if baby is head down and as long as I am 39 weeks, and I will be 39 weeks on Wednesday.
I didn't really want to interfere with anything and wanted to let baby come on his/her own...but part of me feels like I should try to encourage things to get started before anything else happens to put my natural/vaginal birth in jeopardy...thoughts?
I feel like stripped membranes isn't necessarily inducing...and if my body and baby are ready it will help get things going, but if baby is not ready...my body may have some contractions but that it won't amount to anything if its not meant to be. So that is something I am trying to decide in the next few days...
I have been having some really strong braxton hicks today, lots in fact..but none of them have been painful or crampy. At least I know that is preparing my body and I hope its causing baby to go down a bit further. I did the evening primrose oil last night and will do it the next three nights also up to my appt. on Wednesday.
My sister who is planning to be here with the kids when I am in the hospital has her last piano lesson to teach for the week this Wednesday...so it would be perfect timing to have the baby Wednesday night or Thursday. She can be here the rest of the week if she had to. I always felt like either the 10th or the 16th something would happen...and obviously the 10th is passed by...so now I am thinking the 16th. I could be way off, but I just have a feeling. We will see.....
Your kids are so cute! TFS the pics.
I understand possibly letting her strip the membranes. I normally wouldn't want anyone to interfere with the start of my labor either, but it might just help things get going and prevent any other complications with the breech baby & fluid issue. I would talk to your mw about it and see what she thinks will be best in your situation.
Part of me says that if baby is head down and engaged, the chances of flipping again is very small - but your MW would know the chances better than I would!
Still keeping my fingers crossed for you! Let's hope for the 16th!