So here ya go, my 38.5 week shot taken this evening. My face says it all.
So bummed! I have been planning on trying a natural delivery with the idea that things can change in the heat of things, but this whole breech thing was a shocker. Guess she wants to be like her Momma as I was a breech baby too! The idea of a C-section is so not cool with me. I am willing to try anything to get her to move her little bumbino. So I may have done many flips and handstands in the pool last Saturday. Well after another visit with an OB on Monday, we discovered she was still heads up. So we did an ultrasound to see how her amniotic fluid is looking and how big they thought she is at this point. They guessed around 8 lbs. but they always seem to be off on that. The fluid looked good so we're going to try an External Cephalic Version.
PLEASE PRAY! Tomorrow we will go to the hospital for prep at 9am and the version will be attempted at 11am. I will be given a cocktail to relax the uterus and help me with the pain and they will monitor Elliana for a while before the procedure. Then the doctor will attempt to help little E take her first shot at gymnastics with a little flip!
I know that if she is meant to be breech, then breech she will stay. I also know that she could very well flip on her own as well. But I knew I had to at least try this procedure as it poses very little risk and to me it is worth the possibility of having a natural birth.
Thank you for your prayers and love! Soon we will meet our sweet baby girl one way or the other and I could not be more excited. God is so good!