|36 1/2 weeks|
So tomorrow morning we'll head to the hospital for the procedure. We'll have a monitor put on to track Rowan's heart beat, have another ultra sound to make sure he didn't flip overnight, and then get some medicine to keep my uterus relaxed during the procedure (which will be good since I feel like I'm contracting ALL THE TIME-but really only about 4-6 times an hour) Then starts the pushing...but I don't have to do any of it =) She'll do what she can to move him into the right position. She said it's not the best feeling procedure and I may end up with some bruises on my abdomen from her fingers, but hopefully she can get him to move. If she can't get him to turn, we'll schedule a C-Section. Our doctor said she would schedule the surgery for September 4th. Then if he gets into the right position between now and then, we can skip the surgery. So IF the version isn't successful, we can keep doing what we're doing with some poses and exercises to encourage Rowan to get into the right position.
While neither Ian or I are really 'excited' about this plan, we're glad there's an option we can try before having to schedule a C-Section. We're SO glad there are no health concerns for either Rowan or I and here's still time for him to flip-either with help or on his own. Right now we're just going to see what tomorrow brings and then we'll go from there. If we end up having a C-Section, we'll be just fine. Our doctor thinks I'd be a good candidate for a natural delivery for any subsequent children which is a huge relief as well.
So tonight we'll make sure we're all packed and ready to go for tomorrow and get a good night's sleep. We completely trust our doctor and know that the story ends the same. Rowan will come into the world happy and healthy one way or another.