Week 38 update
I have been waiting to write this update because I wanted to find out if the baby was headdown yet.
This past week has been a week of little sleep, lots of stress, and lots of sickness in our family. Having to figure out whether or not we should try an external version was very stressful.
We finally made the decision not to try the version. It made me really nervous about putting the baby in danger and ending up with a C-section. Sowe had a C-section scheduled for the day before my due date. This was in case the baby did not turn. I felt so at peace once we had made that decision. I hadn’t slept for a few nights worrying about how to make a decision and if we were making the right one.
I am beyond thrilled to announce that at my ultrasound Thursday the baby was head down! We still continue to ask for prayer that the baby will settle into my pelvis and not decide to flip around again. You can imagine how happy I am not be thinking about having to have surgery in 10 days!
Six out of the seven of us have spent the last week and a half dealing with the flu with that lovely cough that seems to be going around. I am thinking we should all be over it by the time the baby comes.
After the ultrasound today I had about two hours to kill before my midwife appointment. So I decided to go get a pedicure. I haven’t had one in like 18 months. That was a fun little splurge and very relaxing.
I’ve been taking the little bouts of energy I have here and there to reorganize things. Yesterday I tried to organize a couple more shelves in the school room and I also emptied out the freezer in our kitchen and realized that we had some food in there that was 18 months old. Yuck. I guess that is what happens when you end up with continual nausea since May!!!
Here’s a quick shot of my belly from this past week:
I am really looking forward to enjoying the next week with lots of things to keep us busy! New Year’s Eve and tech week for Oliver. The show is next weekend Jan 4,5, and 6.
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