Monday, March 26, 2012

Breeched Whale

Sorry I’ve been such a bad blogger lately…  I’ve had lots going on but for some reason I haven’t had any compulsion to put it into words.

First off things are good, Andre is still cooking away and we’re just 2 days away from 33 weeks! He is still breech and so the OB has scheduled our C-section for May 8th (unless he makes an effort to show up early.)

I’ve been starting to get pretty uncomfortable, including a numb left leg because he sits on my femoral nerve, I went to the chiropractor last week to see if she could adjust me to get some feeling back in my leg.  It worked for about an hour. 

Then my breeched whale started trying to turn…

Off an on for 10 hours he tried to turn head down but would get stuck about the time he made it to transverse.  I felt like Bella from, like he was ripping my uterus open.  Every time he tried to turn it would drop my blood pressure so I would see stars and have horrible hot flashes and it was all I could do to breathe through the pain.

Luckily my chiro warned me that he would try and turn so I knew what was going on and decided not to go to OB triage.  I got about 2 hours of sleep (in 10 minute intervals).  My OB was able to fit me in first thing in the morning and confirmed that what I was feeling was normal, he’s breech, huge and just plain doesn’t have room to turn.  She said that the mix of the adjustment and hormonal changes going on are going to make him keep trying to turn for the next 2 weeks or so.  She gave me a prescription for Amb.ien (sleeping pill) and told me to go home and spend the rest of the day and night asleep. 

I felt bad taking the sleeping pill, incase it might hurt him, but she assured me that its OK this late in pregnancy and that it will be worse for him if I don’t sleep.  The pills worked like a dream, I had the best night sleep of my entire pregnancy!

It’s been a week now and he’s only tried to turn a few more times and they were quick.  I think he’s smart and realized early that it’s not going to work.

In further news I had to re-take my gestational diabetes test (since he’s so big) and I just barely failed (cut off is 140 and I tested 143).  On Friday I did the full 3 hour test and now I’m just sitting here waiting on the results… I really just want to know and get it over with!

I’ll leave you with a picture of the super cute diaper bag that my sister made for me!


  1. Ouch! That sounds really painful! I hope he gives up and gives you a break for the next few weeks : )

  2. My NP warned me of the discomforts of them trying to turn, it sounds miserable, hang in there. My guy seems to be perfectly content staying put for now. Hope you pass the 3 hour!

  3. Omg, ouch! That sound unbelievably uncomfortable!! I hope the 3 hr test comes back ok. That's sooo close - it shouldn't count! FX! Super cute diaper bag :-)

  4. I hope your 3 hour comes back good. I passed the 1 hour, and then the 3 hour, but my OB was still concerned I was having a big baby. In the end, he was just really long & skinny.

    I'll never forget the turn. J made it on the day of my shower. I think I pushed him on around, as I was in so much pain in my rib cage.

    Cute diaper bag!

  5. Ooof...that sounds painful! I can't believe that he's almost here!! Time sure does fly.

    Super cute diaper bag!!

  6. Our daughter tried to turn a few times too... but couldn't. I was devastated to be having a c-section back then but it was much better than I thought it would be... and most importantly, she arrived safely :) Ask the anaethetist or anaesthetic nurse if they can take photos for you... we have some great ones that they took and meant my husband could focus on me and her :) Love to you and bub xoxo

  7. oh boy!!! I haven't heard of that but would like to not experience it!! sleep well and hang in there!

  8. Yikes! That turning business doesn't sound like any fun at all. I'm so glad you took the sleeping pill and got sme much needed sleep. Good luck at your next GD test, it's not that bad I swear but I know it's just another thing to add to the damn list, isn't it? When's the next weigh in for Andre? Mine is tomorrow so I will keep you posted!

  9. Love that bag! Way to go sissy!

    And seriously, our conversation about how rough pregnancy must have been for Bella was legitimately one of my favorite conversations of the week last week. Poor Bella! ;)

  10. I'm so glad to hear from you. I was getting worried. I'm glad things are okay. Sorry your little guy has decided to become a gymnast this late in the game. Pretty soon, you'll be holding him in your arms and all of the uncomfortable stuff will be a distant memory. :)

  11. Just found your blog through the PAIL blogroll. Congrats on your pregnancy!