Sunday, May 31, 2009

32 weeks

My mantra this week is "turn, baby, turn!" After meeting with my midwife on Friday, it was confirmed that this baby is still in the breech position. She gave me a few "exercises," which are really just strange positions to get in and hold a couple times a day, to encourage baby to turn head-down. And if that doesn't work, then I may schedule an appointment with a doctor (in the hospital in case an emergency c-section is needed) at 36 weeks to perform something called External Cephalic Version, where they try to go in and manually flip the baby around. (Here's a link to more info on ECV, in case you're interested.) It doesn't sound very pleasant, so I'm hoping that in the next few weeks, I can coax this baby into position myself. I tried it last night and thought that it actually worked, but now this morning, I'm not so sure. It's hard to distinguish the baby's exact position - I'm constantly guessing, "is that a head, or a butt?" Obviously, though, we want the baby to turn into the proper, vertex position so that I can deliver him normally and avoid a c-section, if possible.

On a completely unrelated, and happier note, we finally finished painting the baby's room. Attached is a picture of the "wall o' squares" that came together quite nicely. (All too often my creative attempts fail to live up to the vision in my head, but this one actually did!) I'll be sure to take another picture once all the furniture is set up and the room is ready to welcome baby home.

It's an absolutely GORGEOUS weekend here in the pacific northwest, so I'm off to go enjoy it!

1 comment:

  1. Wow that is ver impressive and looks very complicated. Nice work