Tuesday, April 10, 2012

36 Weeks

Yes, my shirt kind of hides the bump - I guess you'll have to use your imagination a little bit!
I had my 36 week appointment yesterday and unfortunately I got some bad news - baby girl Peyton is breech. She was head down when I had my 28 week ultrasound, so sometime between then and now she decided to flip flop. This of course means that unless she turns back down (either on her own or during the version scheduled for 2 weeks from yesterday), I'll have to have a C-Section. Major bummer - especially because I was so looking forward to her just slipping out after 10 pound Corbyn paved the way!
In addition to having to have a C-Section if she remains breech, there are some added risks for breech babies. I was given strict orders to go immediately to the hospital if my water breaks because of the increased risk of a prolapsed cord. And I was also told to really monitor her movement and go to the hospital if after some frantic movement I don't feel anything for a few minutes. I know a few mothers who have lost their babies very late in pregnancy (at 36 weeks and 41 weeks) due to cord accidents, so of course I am very paranoid. I wish they could just do a C-Section now, so I could have my baby girl here safe and sound and not have to worry anymore.
Other than her being breech, everything else looked good at my appointment. I am 1 cm dialated and 50% effaced (which doesn't really matter if I do have to have a C-Section). I'm feeling a lot better than I did at this point in my pregnancy with Corbyn. I'm pretty sure she is a lot smaller than Corbyn just based on how much more comfortable I am this time (and the doctor agreed based on him feeling her - although the same doctor told us Corbyn was probably 8 or 8 1/2 pounds the day before he was born). I also haven't really had any swelling and I don't wake up in the morning with numb fingers. I still have a few weeks, but hopefully I won't have to deal with those lovely things this time around.
A few of my friends in my ward are throwing me a baby shower tomorrow which I am very excited for! I still have a few things to buy for Peyton, but I have been holding off to see if I get them at my shower (small things like diapers, socks, burp cloths, etc). The nursery is coming along. I've come to the realization that it most likely won't be 100% done when she comes, but hopefully I'll be able to get it pretty close.
We can't wait to meet our little girl - however and whenever she gets here - as long as she is safe and sound!
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Shad and Krista McOmber said...

I can't believe she will be here so soon already!! Those last few weeks are so miserable...good luck! Bummer about the c-section, I hope she turns for you. You look GREAT!

Emily said...

I am so bummed to hear that she is breech! We are keeping you and Peyton in our prayers that she will turn!! It will be difficult but it can be done- she can do this!! I hope that everything during these last few weeks will continue to be comfortable. Keep us posted on everything.

You look great for 36 weeks by the way!

tracy said...

Oh, Dear Shauna, i'm so sorry to hear this. i truly hope things turn around for you, literally!

Baby girl needs to practice her gymnastics and do a lovely summersault!

Sure ejoyed Easter with you and what fun meeting KD.


Mom Lori said...

Grateful for the Priesthood blessing that Roger gave you where you were promised that Peyton will be okay. I know that's giving me a lot of comfort :)

Excited to have Peyton join our family and hold her for the first time!