Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I Should Have Known...

I should have known. After waking up with excrutiating pain Sunday night in my ribcage area, I should have known Smyrna Baby had turned. I'm talking seriously EXCRUTIATING pain.

I should have known Smyrna Baby would turn - just for the sole reason that everything works out for a reason. How many people told me that Smyrna Baby would turn by 36 weeks? How many people said, "There is still time!"

I should have known Smyrna Baby would turn because I had finally resigned to the fact that I was going to have a C-Section, and had not only accepted the idea, but was actually looking forward to the procedure!

Not anymore!

After waking up in the middle of the night with pain I will never be able to describe to anyone (and, trust me, I have a pretty high pain tolerance), and yelling out "It hurts so bad" several times, the baby was making it's move. I had heard it would be painful if he/she flipped, but never in a million years did I think it would be THAT painful (I'm sure this isn't the last time I will utter those words).

After the doctor did the Group Strep B test this afternoon, she said she would like to "scan me" - just to be sure the baby was still breech. While we waited for the doctor to come in, we went ahead and chose what day we wanted to deliver the baby - because we just knew that I was in for a c-section. I talked about how my last day of work would be next Friday, and we even discussed how cool it is that within 20 minutes, we could have a newborn.

5 minutes later, we learned that all of this had changed. Smyrna Baby had turned, was head down with it's butt up by my ribcage, and more than likely had made the move Sunday night! The doctor probably thought I was disappointed after I didn't jump up and down with excitement, not realizing that I was in absolute shock.

It just goes to show you that you NEVER know what's going to happen, and you cannot plan a thing when it comes to pregnancy or the arrival of your newborn!

I just can't believe that, in the end, I am getting the surprise I wanted - the surprise of going into labor AND the surprise of the sex of the baby! This day honestly could not have gone any better!

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