Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Whirlwind of thoughts and emotions...

I don't think I mentioned that yesterday at my appointment they offered to do an amniocentesis to see if the baby's lungs were developed and if they were they could try turning her earlier. I immediately said no for two reasons, I've never had one before and I was scared it would hurt. Well I talked to two moms I know and trust who have had one done and they both said it didn't hurt and it was not a big deal. I called the midwife and told her I wanted one. Here we go...I went in today to get the amniocentesis done. Before hand J and I talked to the doctor about the risks and so on and then we scheduled a external version with possible c-section for tomorrow morning at the hospital, because we would know if her lungs were developed by then. Well during the ultrasound and they couldn't find a pocket of amniotic they would be able to use. Either the pocket had cord in it or when they pushed on my belly her arms and legs moved into the spot they would be testing. Both situations are dangerous for her so we didn't get one. I was almost relieved as I really hate needles. Then my next thought went to they are going to cancel my appointment for tomorrow. I was happy to learn that they still want me to come in and get the external version done with an epidural this time. If it works they are going to induce me but if it doesn't they will be sending me home empty handed and I will have to wait until the 14th for a c-section. I just hope I am going to be able to sleep tonight. I really want to meet this little girl. Please pray for safety for me and the baby, wisdom for the doctor and midwife who are performing the external version and for success so she will be born tomorrow. I am to be at the hospital at 6am with the doctor and midwife getting there around 7:30am. I will hopefully be able to update in a day or two with a little girl in my arms :) If not you will be hearing from me tomorrow afternoon.

6 comments:

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

Will be praying for you!!!!

Pottymomma said...

Good luck!!! It all sounds scarey. I hate needles too and the version sounds painful. I will be thinking of you. You are a STRONG woman!! Hope you have a baby in your arms soon.

WML said...

God really laid you on my mind tonight, so I checked your blog. You are in my prayers right now and throughout the day tomorrow.

Tonya said...

Alright ladies, it is 5:15am and I am up and getting really excited about going to the hospital...nervous too but mostly excited! Thanks for all the prayers.

Bluepaintred said...

I'm late to the party but I will add my two cents anyway.

My middle son was breech. the doctor did the same thing, Schediualed a version. I looked high and low online and the information available about versions scared me.

With the help of my husband - this is an important step. make sure someone strong is with you- I followed the directions on an old wives stories site.


Take your ironing board and put it up against the couch so it is secure.(make sure it will not slip off!)

With your helper lay down on it, head facing the floor , so your feet are elevated.

five minutes, or less if you get dizzy, a few times a day.

My baby turned the first night, I had done it twice during the day.

Maybe he was going to turn anyway, but at 39 weeks, i feel that is doubtful.

And hey, It;s worth a try.

Either way, so long as you and the baby are healthy in the end, nothing else matters.

Good luck!

Tee said...

That does sound scary. I've said a prayer for you.