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36 weeks . . . December 15, 2012

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Sorry I have not been posting these updates promptly.  Just so unmotivated to do much these days.

Appointment last Tuesday went well.  However, the ultrasound showed our little guy was breech!  Yes just a week ago he was head down!  I went back on Friday and has my NST and things were good.  I asked the doctor, based on the placement of the monitor, did he think that he was back head down.  He took me into an exam room and felt around on my belly and said he could not tell.  So he did a quick cervical exam (MAN THAT HURT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and he said he didn’t think, based on what he felt) that he was head down.  Darn it!

He wants to go ahead and get me on the schedule for a c-section at 39 weeks.  He said if we wait too long, they might be booked and it could be difficult to get a time around 39 weeks and he doesn’t want me to start active labor and be in an emergency situation.  We can always cancel the appointment if the baby turns between now and then.  Praying he turns.

But after thinking about things, my only wish is that he is delivered safely and ok.  Whether he comes vaginally or by c-section I just want him to be ok.  Sure I would love to experience a vaginal birth, but it is out of my hands.

I have been feeling some movement up top, like maybe he is moving his legs, so I am really hoping he has turned back around.  We will get to see on Tuesday.  But then I will feel little movements at the bottom.  Could this be him moving his arms?  Who knows?  I think it is pretty amazing that women can actually tell which side is up and when the baby does his flips.  If he is, I certainly can not tell.  Honestly I think what happened is the night before the ultrasound, I tossed and turned ALL night.  So I am thinking that he moved at that time.


I think the nursery is finished.  I actually have our sons name on the walls in wooden letters that I painted to match the mirrors, but I took them out of the photo as we are not announcing that yet!  🙂  Next to the crib is a side table and then a futon, that is currently made into a bed, but I will be setting that back up.  There is also a chest of drawers on the opposite wall.   It was a spare bedroom and can still be used for that if needed.  The quilt hanging on the back of the crib is the one my mom made and quilted by hand.  A treasure!

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I am in the process of packing my hospital bag.  I bought 2 nursing/nightgowns to wear in the hospital.  I got them on  One was $10 and one was $12.  Everything else I saw on other sites were $40 and higher.  That is crazy!  The second one I actually got in a lavender and it comes with a newborn gown.

Dream Cafe Maternity Nursing Sleep ShirtEarth Angels Maternity Baby & Me 2-Piece Set

So all I need to go is get the actual bag packed up.


I cannot believe we are so close.  Potentially we will meet this little guy in 2 and a half weeks.  YIKES!!!  So much is going through my head.  How will labor go?  Will I be a good mother?  Will our dog be ok when we bring the baby home?  (We will be bringing something home prior to the baby, with the baby’s scent on it to get Buddy used to the smell.)  I know these are normal concerns.  It is all just getting so real!

I will try to update a little sooner next week.

Thanks for reading!


3 Responses to “36 weeks . . .”

  1. so jealous of how cheap you can get clothes in America! I always forget how cheap it is, and then when I’m reminded it’s hard not to want to jump on a plane and go back just to shop! Ah, well, part of life in another country, and I can’t complain about much.

    I’ll be praying your baby turns. Mine was breech for a little while, but he’s finally turned and seems to be staying head down. I can still feel movements at the bottom, but I think it’s his little arms punching. I can usually tell he’s still head down because of how the movements are different towards the bottom. Plus, when I feel a hard spot and rub on it, if it moves, I know it’s his bum. They don’t move their heads the same way when you mess with their heads. Anyway, hopefully your instinct is right and he has turned!

  2. Hi there, I have been a lurker here for a while but have never commented. First off congrats on your successful pregnancy. Before you know it you’ll have that baby boy in your arms!

    I was just reading through your TTC history and noticed that on your successful IVF you had 3 embryos transferred at a 3dt. I just had my ET today and mine were all 4 cell day 3 transfers. Even though you had an 8 and a 6 cell, this gives me some hope.

    Thank you for sharing your journey!

    • Thank you so much for your kind words. Remember, it only takes one! Best of luck to you on your journey. I will be anxious to find out how your cycle went! Prayers to you and your family!

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