We went to visit DH's family this weekend and got to do an ultrasound! (DH's father is an OB). We did this a few times when I was pregnant with DD, but I didn't think we'd get to this time since he sold his practice and now is an on call OB at a hospital, but apparently he still has access to his old office. We didn't get any pictures, but it was really fun to see baby! My anatomy scan left something to be desired in that department... the tech kind of flew through it as fast as she could and we didn't really get a very good look at his face or anything. This time we saw him sucking his thumb, sticking out his tongue, yawning, and waving to us . It was pretty cool. I wish we'd been able to get some pictures, but it was great to see the little guy! Everything looked really healthy. The only thing that made me nervous was that during the ultrasound he was going back and forth between a breech and transverse position. I know he's flipped around a few times during this pregnancy because I can feel/see him do it, but I want him to go head down and stay there!!! FIL said that I have plenty of amniotic fluid and room for him to flip around, and that it's still early, so not to worry. But, I'm a worrier by nature so I can't help it! So I'm glad everything looked good, but I'm anxious for this little guy to settle into a better position!
I wouldn't worry too much, after your first baby I've been told it's pretty normal to have them flipping around longer. DD1 was my only baby that was consistently head down before the third trimester. DD2 was transverse until 32 weeks and it was about 3rd trimester time when DS finally decided to go headdown. Based on where I've been feeling movement and kicks I doubt this little guy has been head down for any length of time. I was actually going to ask my midwife at my appt this week if she'd be willing to do a vaginal breech since I've had 3 vaginal births now...just in case, but most likely our little ones will flip head down. I can't remember the exact percent but the percent of babies that are breech when a woman goes into labor is very small.
DD1- July 2004
DD2- April 2006
DS1- December 2009
DS2- August 2011
Mandi that makes me feel a lot better that your little ones did flip. And it's not like this one has been consistently transverse. I've felt him be transverse a couple of times during this pregnancy, but he's also been both head down and breech several times. In fact, he was head down on Wednesday at my appointment, and right now he's either head down or breech (usually I can tell the difference, but not today). Yesterday during the church service I felt (and saw) him go from transverse to breech and back again. Apparently I have an acrobat in there. It just makes me so nervous. I really, really want to be able to try for a VBAC. I would be so disappointed if he didn't cooperate!
Its funny that the girls have been in the same position everytime we see them. Baby A is feet down and Baby B is heads down. I wonder if at any point they will start to do flips or if they are squished already that they are just going to stay put?! Next US is 5/31, guess we shall see
Wow, how cool to have an OB in the family and to get another ultrasound!
Sophia- February 1, 2006
Moriah- June 1, 2009
Daniel- September 19, 2011