Monday, April 16, 2012

37 Weeks

I had my 37 week appointment this morning, so I thought I'd give a quick update. Peyton is still breech. (I figured she would be since there isn't that much room for her to move around anymore.) I am still 1 cm dialated. I weigh the same as I did last week. (Actually I haven't gained any weight in quite a few weeks. I asked the doctor about this and he said I have gained enough this pregnancy, so he isn't worried.) The heartbeat is still good and strong. In short, nothing has changed in the last week.
So here's the plan: Next Monday (April 23rd) I will go into the hospital for an External Cephalic Version. If that works, then I'll come back on Thursday (April 26th) or Friday (April 27th) to be induced. If it doesn't work, I'll come back the following Monday (April 30th). They'll try the version again. If it works, they'll induce me right then and if it doesn't work, they'll do a c-section. So I'm pretty much guaranteed to have a baby in the next 2 weeks.
Statistically speaking, the version works a little over half of the time. It has a better chance of working on subsequent pregnancies than it does on first pregnancies. (Because the uterus is stretched out - And my guess is Corbyn did a pretty good job stretching it out.) Dr. Thorpe (who I saw today) said that Dr. Dayton would be doing the version and that he is the best at doing them in their office. And he said that Peyton doesn't seem to be overly large. So I think I've got a pretty good chance of it working. Unfortunately even if it does work, there is a chance that she will move back after the procedure.
I watched a few videos of versions on YouTube and while it doesn't look that bad, it doesn't look all that pleasant either. I don't want to have a c-section if I can avoid it, so I figure I should give it a try. Lots of people have told me that c-sections aren't that bad, but I would rather go with what I know and that is a regular vaginal birth. I really don't want to have to deal with the issue of VBAC (Vaginal Birth after C-Section) and I really really don't want to have to have a c-section on every baby after this one. All that being said, if I do have to have a c-section, I'll just be grateful to have my little girl here!
I was able to get a lot done on the nursery this weekend and my to do list is steadily shrinking. I still have plenty to do to keep me busy, but I'm feeling more and more ready for her to come.
My major accomplishment for the weekend was finishing up her quilt. The quilt shop called me to say it was finished on Friday afternoon, so I went right over to pick it up. I made the binding and attached it to the front Saturday night. And then Sunday afternoon I hand sewed the binding to the back. I'm glad to have that project out of the way and I love how it turned out!
I am having the hardest time finding a cushion for the rocking chair!
Baby girl Peyton, I can't wait to meet you! Be a good little girl and turn for mommy!
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Jana said...

Good luck with the version! I was scheduled to have one with Lily, but my water broke the morning of my appointment. Having a c-section wasn't awful, recovery was fairly quick but definitely not as breezy a recovery as I had with Noah's vbac.

Also, the quilt is darling :)

Good luck with everything!! Can't wait to hear the details!!

Mom Lori said...

Excited to meet lil' Peyton - hope she is patient and waits to be turned before she decides to come.

Excited to move in and help all of you :)

Love you tons <3

Mom Lori said...

Peyton's quilt is absolutely gorgeous!

Your sewing abilities are AMAZING! WOOT :)

tracy said...

Hope the version works...sounds like little Peyton already has a mind of her own! Now you have me wanting to watch those videos...i don't know...

The quilt is beautiful!

tracy said...

i watched the videos....why did i watch the videos....? ;) i don't think i'll ever hear "You Spin Me Round" the same again! All of the Mom's said it didn't hurt...

(Read the comments...i really need to find a life...Hey, i'm doing r e s e a r c h....!)

Hope it works out well!

Has Rog watched the vid's?

Love you!

Rachel said...

I can't believe you're having a baby so soon- yea!! The quilt is darling, you are very very talented. Good luck!