After 34 weeks of a very easy pregnancy, things are starting to get a little rough around here. That said, I have really been trying to focus on not complaining. This peanut is well worth the nosebleeds, crazy hip/pelvis pain, struggles to hoist myself out of bed and the super attractive duck walk!
We got to see BS yesterday for the first time in 14 weeks. I have to admit, I was a little disappointed that it just looked like a bigger version of the baby we saw at 20 weeks. Not the dramatic change we saw from 6 to 8 to 10 to 13 to 20 weeks. It does have hair now, which is pretty cute, albeit slightly mullet-y looking.
Yesterday’s scan was necessary because the baby had been breech for awhile and I had some other things going on that needed to be checked out to rule out the necessity of a c-section.
The good news? The baby is no longer breech.
The bad news? The baby is now sideways, and apparently quite comfortable that way.
Now, I’m not a doctor but I understand enough about geometry and anatomy to know that a sideways baby can’t come out in the traditional course. Nor do I want to attempt that feat.
So BS has 2 weeks to get its shit together and get head down. If it doesn’t get with the program, I’ll be admitted and they will attempt to physically move the baby in the correct position (although, if it has inherited my stubbornness, good luck with that, doc). There’s a chance that procedure will induce labor, so BS could arrive as soon as 2.5-3 weeks.
Which is totally insane. We are NOT ready yet. It looks like a bomb went off in the nursery. Very little is washed and put away. The car seat isn’t installed (or even out of the box). We haven’t bought the stroller. Completed preregistration for the hospital. Or any of the remaining things on our long pre-baby to-do list.
Looks like BS isn’t the only one who needs to get its shit together.
[Of course, we’ll scramble to get everything done in the next two weeks and BS will turn and refuse to come out until like 42 weeks.]