Friday, September 18, 2009

Reese Update!

I'm currently writing this blog with speakers taped to the lower part of my abdomen. I hope Reese likes Diana Krall and Nat King Cole. I'm trying everything out there to get this little girl to flip. The ultrasound tech said to try music cause sometimes they try to follow the music.

I had my weekly check up this morning along with an ultrasound to check on the status of little Ms. Reese. Good news is that she is gaining weight at a good pace now and is around 6 lbs 9 oz. at nearly 38 weeks. She is still breech but there is plenty of amniotic fluid so she has a good chance of turning this late in the game. That explains why my stomach seems so much larger with this baby. I have lots of fluid!

So what's next you might ask? Where do we go from here? That is exactly what I asked my dr. She was just as bummed about it as I was. She knows how important it is to me to deliver naturally. However, we both want what is best for the baby. The problem with attempting to deliver a breech baby is the risk of head entrapment which can cut off oxygen to the baby. This also makes it more difficult to get the baby out with an emergency C-section.

We are going to give it another week and when I go back on Thursday for my weekly visit and check her position again, we will go from there. More than likely if she doesn't flip we will schedule a c-section for either Sept. 28th or Sept. 29th. And if she does flip my dr. will most likely schedule an induction. They don't want me to go too long becasue of what happened with Grace. They don't want to take any chances and have her in there longer than 40 weeks.

Looks like in 10 days or less (if she decides to come on her own before that) we will be welcoming our little girl into this world. I'm excited but nervous too. Not nervous about how she gets here but nervous because I'm not sure how Gracie will respond. I pray she isn't too jealous and that I'm still able to spend quality time with her while taking care of a newborn.

Thankfully we have lots of family and friends supporting us and willing to help out how ever they can. I know I will take them up on it, especially if I have to have a c-section as it is a long recovery. But until then I'm asking everyone prays for God's will with this labor and delivery. If Reese shouldn't flip due to danger to her then of course I want a c-section but if there is no risk and she's just enjoying hanging out under my ribs, closest to my heart, then I pray she flips around in time to be born naturally.

I'll try my best to update you as we learn more.


Alicia Marie said...

10 days!!! Anyway she comes, i can't wait to meet her! We will pray for the safest, easiest delivery!

Jill said...

Tiffany...seriously...try lying on your back with your legs up against the wall. It just might be that Miss Reese will get tired of lying on her head and flip's hoping!
BTW...jealousy...if Gracie and Reese are anything like Katie and Daniel were there will be very little if any jealousy. K and D are 15 mos apart. I firmly believe it is not until they hit about 2 y.o. that they start to get jealous of their things and of their parent's attention. Guess when MOST people space their children!!! Things will be great, and Gracie will love her little sister very much (like you and Bethany!!)

Anonymous said...

Oh!!! I am so excited!! Baby in 10 days or less???? I can't believe it!!! We're praying girl!

Terri said...

Aaaah! I have been such a horrible friend, Tiff! I need to see you before you go into labor!!

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