Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Who Would've Thought?

Well, we may have a possible slight change in plans...Smyrna Baby has decided to make another move on me and is now transverse (sideways). I went in for a standard check up this morning, and when the doctor felt around my abdomen, and listened for the heartbeat, he suddenly wasn't convinced the baby was head down, so he did a quick U/S. Turns out, the baby's head is lodged up near my rib cage (right side, of course) and the feet (or one foot) are dangling down. Since the butt is on my left side, they consider the baby to be "transverse", which still just cause to schedule a c-section.

So, for now, the plan is I will get a call from the nurse this week to schedule the section, but will plan to keep going to my weekly appointments, as originally planned, in the event he/she turns. The doctor said there is still a chance the baby will turn back, especially given that it already turned in the past 6 days. The one thing he said to be aware of is that now my amniotic fluid is starting to decrease(normal for this stage of the game), the more likely the baby will get stuck. He said my fluid levels are normal right now - not too high though, which made him make the previous comment.

It just goes to show that you can't plan for anything!! I just laughed when he told me the news - I think it's rather amusing at this point and almost like the idea that things are changing day-by-day.

As one nurse said to me on the way out, we have one VERY active baby on our hands! :)

Stay tuned...

1 comment:

  1. Finn was transverse....or he was transverse after we tried to move him from completely head up to head down, we got him half way, he stuck his little foot down and that was the end of it. Good luck lady!