At 39 weeks, Dubya is breech again.
Not only that, but a low level of amniotic fluid comes down to this: Dubya will be born via Caesarean on Friday. Hear that? That’s the sound of a record scratch. Because of the concerns, my doctor called me at 9:30pm and Dubya will now be born via Caesarean on THURSDAY. Holy. Frijoles.
My OB, who is always willing to wait things out or have me try other methods, immediately recommended a Caesarean in this instance. The fluids are too low to attempt an external cephalic version, and Dubya’s continuing acrobatics tell him that she’s unable to engage herself into the pelvis at this point. Even her butt was still up high. When I asked if waiting it out another week was okay, he expressed concern over the fluid levels and said he’d have to monitor me closely.
While I’m fine now, I was a wreck when I found out. Dubya managed to pull her first punk on me – after being head down for two weeks, her flip back was unexpected and unsettling. And the immediacy with which the Caesarean was scheduled freaked me out. My OB wanted me to go in tomorrow. That was too soon – I’d at least like the opportunity to wrap up what I can tomorrow before going under the knife. And my husband wasn’t able to be there, which made me worry about making the right decision and asking the right questions. I know I did my best, and he’s been nothing but doting since this morning’s appointment.
I’ve already gone to the hospital to get blood work done. The phlebotomist noticed I’d been crying, let me spill my story, and gave me a hug. My husband’s coming home to be with me; we’re both a little in shock that she’ll be here in less than two days.
I’m a little disappointed I won’t get to labor; I’m a lot more alarmed at the idea of undergoing surgery. I know the important thing is that she and I are healthy – we get to meet her soon, so that’s joy enough. Final curveball aside, this pregnancy has been easy and problem-free; like my OB said, it’s best to keep it that way.
Next Hump Day won’t be a Bump Day – baby day it’ll be!