Friday, May 9, 2014

Baby booty, panic moments, and other joys of being 39 weeks pregnant{7QT}

It's been a bit since I jumped on the 7 Quick Takes wagon over at Jen's, and as it's 8:50 at night on a Friday, I figured "What the heck." Being 39 weeks pregnant with Mr. Boy as of yesterday means that this will indeed be a Quick take on the week as heartburn and achey everything are making sitting here rather uncomfortable. Here goes:


As I shared last post, this wiggly little man decided that head down was lame, and without me even realizing it (I blame it on the fact he moves constantly), he flipped himself right up into a perfect complete breech position. I tried pretty much every natural way to try and convince him that he wanted to move back into a birth ready spot. He didn't agree with me in the least, and my midwives and the OB they consult scheduled me for a ECV (External Cephalic Version) this past Tuesday.

(Be on the lookout for a post documenting ways to flip a breech baby in the last weeks of pregnancy. I really did try practically everything!)

The prayers must have been the saving of it all because after we arrived at 6 am to the hospital, sat through 2 hours of prepping and cautioning and the like (and I turned down the proffered epidural), the boy turned for the two OBs in less than 30 seconds. It was ridiculously fast, and the shock on the nurses' faces proved how much longer it typically takes. We then sat another 2 hours hooked up to monitors listening to the boy's strong heartbeat.


My midwife this morning at my weekly appointment was still pretty certain that he has remained in a head down position. I don't trust my own judgement much at all right now and keep second guessing myself since I missed him flipping in the first place. However, his head feels down, and his heartbeat was in the right spot when she checked.

I'm pretty much trying not to let myself get too concentrated on his position because each time I do, I then start worrying that he has tried another somersault.


Although I was holding off buying the awesomeness that is Jen's book (from all I hear from super reliable sources), I went ahead and ordered my copy tonight with earnings from the blog. Thank you to each of you that make purchases through links I have here to Amazon. You're truly the best, and it's always a treat to see that you are helping me earn a little something. So, thanks. I can't wait to sit down and begin reading it.

And in attempting *one entry* for the contest over at Jen's, you can definitely buy a copy of Something Other Than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It on Amazon, and if you have a Prime account, 2 day shipping is free! My copy should be arriving early next week.

I am sure your local Catholic stores and probably even Barnes and Noble have a copy, BUT this super pregnant mama is willing to wait patiently for it to ship directly to my front door because the idea of waddling out with two rambunctious boys in tow makes the totally non helpful (or at least it feels that way) but super uncomfortable Braxton-Hicks start all over.


Lest you think I've been hiding away at home spending all my time panicking about baby booty in the wrong spot, rest assured this is not the case. I've been panicking about other things, too.

I realized at the beginning of the week that if for some reason I ended up having an unsuccessful ECV and instead of turning the baby, I ended up with an emergency C-Section, I needed to have a lot more done around the house to prepare for Baby O III's arrival.

Cue nesting, which I like to think of as a controlled freak out session designed to make shtuffs happen. With that extra amount of crazed energy, I got all the baby clothes, diapers, and other paraphernalia organized to perfection, the carseat scrubbed out, and 14 meals ready to go in my freezer. I got to give my copy of From Your Freezer To Your Family: Slow Cooker Freezer Recipes a good work out, and my freezer hasn't been this happy in months.


I know, I know, I said these would be quick. I promise, these next three will be.

If you haven't seen this post about the young schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria, please go check it out and choose a girl to pray for by name. Our family is interceding on behalf of Kauna Luka, and I hope you will pick a girl to lift up as well. These girls are in a desperate situation, and the least we can do as the Body of Christ is to remember them in our prayers.


Some of my favorite blogging peoples and lovely ladies whom I've gotten to know as friends due to the awesomeness that is the internet did an impromptu blog post carnival this week, where they shared lovely posts on the positive side of Social Media and friendships that can ensue.

Do yourself a favor and read all the great posts:

Dear Moms, Don't hate yourself for liking social media :: Haley @ Carrots for Michaelmas 
If my Social Media Friends had to do this in real life, a Screenplay in 5 Acts :: Kendra @ Catholic All Year - I even make a cameo appearance in this one! 
One is Silver and the Other Gold :: Molly @ Molly Makes Do 
What the internet gave me; And a few tips on how to make the internet work for good. :: Mandi @ Messy Wife, Blessed Life 
Life Online is Part of Your Life, Too :: Christy @ Fountains of Home 
The Shortcut to Friendship :: Bonnie @ A Knotted Life


And lastly, get yourself over to our Baby Pool Guessing game! You can guess without making any account, but if you want to be eligible for the contest, you have to at least give me a letter initial for your last name and attach your e-mail. 

After the little one makes his debut, the guesser with the closest stats will be chosen as the winner. The prize will be a $15 Amazon gift card. I keep having many other great ideas, but most of them are a little specific in who would actually want to win them, so this should make it fun for all! So, get those guesses in before he gets here!

Linking up with Jen @ Conversion Diary

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1 comment:

  1. I totally didn't notice when one of the twins flipped head-down near the end... Clearly they have more room to work in there than they think! So glad it went so smoothly and quickly :)


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