Sunday, March 23, 2014

Holy S%#t It's Almost Time

One more week and we will officially be parents. Talk about being extremely excited and slightly terrified at the same time. I mean I've been preparing myself for this day for about 9 months but I still can't believe he's almost here. 

38 weeks and about to explode

As I talked about before this kid is breech. We went to see if he could be turned but no can do. Not only is he wedged in my pelvis but he also has a giant head (thanks to his dad). Oh and did I mention he's bigger than anyone expected. I mean he's no 10 pounder but at 36 weeks he was already 7 lbs. So bye bye natural birth, hello cesarean. At first I was a little sad that I would be missing out on the experience of natural birth. Then I thought about it and well..I don't have to deal with contractions, pushing and a possibly torn vag. Which I'm ok with. Also, I don't have to worry about going over my due date. I'm already beyond uncomfortable so that is a relief. 

We had our last outing over the weekend. Our friends invited us to go to one of our favorite restaurants downtown. I got to eat some amazing chicken and waffles and end the night with the best white chocolate bread pudding ever. Before you hate on chicken and waffles go try them. You will change your mind, trust me. Now we are back to our anti-social ways. Rob is getting some last minute video games in while I sit on the couch and read blogs. Later we might be adventurous and watch a Netflix movie. Welcome to our lives. 

So now I get to play the waiting game. This week will either fly by or creep along. Wish us luck! 

We also got this super fun game called Munchkin. If you have never played it I suggest you do. It is super fun.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Being Breech and House Hunting.

So much is going on right now. Lets start with the fact that we are going to be parents in less than 4 weeks. I can't believe it's finally time. I feel like it flew by but at the same time took forever. Does that make sense? Maybe that's just pregnancy logic. I am so ready though. I'm tired of waddling, heartburn and not being able to tie my shoes. 

How we spend our days now.

So I went to the doctor two weeks ago and she did an ultrasound to check his position. Of course by that time he should be head down and ready to go. Not my child. He was breech. That means he is butt down and sitting comfortably in my uterus. So she said next appointment we would check and see if he turns. I googled ways to turn a breech baby and did the exercises and tricks. Insert today's appointment. So we did another ultrasound and of course he hasn't moved an inch. Obviously he is my kid. Stubborn. So we were given two options. We could go ahead a schedule a c-section and just wait. The other option is to see another doctor who specializes in breech babies. We would go get an ultrasound from him and he can determine whether he can move the baby which is called an external cephalic version (ECV) or not. According to our doctor, some babies that have been breech the whole time may have a reason why they haven't turned. So we decided to see this other doctor and learn a little more about why our baby is breech. If he thinks he can turn him I think we might give it a try. At first I didn't want to do it but if he can do it safely then I might as well give it a try. 

On a brighter note. We have been house hunting for the last few weeks. We found a few good houses and a lot of bad ones. Yesterday we looked at a house. Well the people leasing the house would not leave so we could look at the house, which was awkward enough. On top of that I'm pretty sure they were part of some cult and wanted to sacrifice my first born child. So we got out of there a.s.a.p. Well we did find a house we liked and put in an offer. We found out today they accepted it! So we are super excited!

Keep your fingers crossed that we find out more next week. Until then I will be standing on my head and laying upside down.