Friday, June 24, 2011

A Doctor Update

I had another doctor's appointment today and NST.

NST
It took over an hour to get both babies monitored. But once we did they did great and passed!

Blood Pressure
My blood pressure is definitely creeping up. At one point (they took it almost four times while I was there) it was 144/88. There's a word that my doctor used to describe it (where it fluctuates up and down), but she's not terribly worried. I'm 35 weeks pregnant and trying to pump blood for three people. That's a lot of work for my body to do.

Ultrasound
Aiden is full-on breech now. He is actually what we call "Frank Breech." You can see what that means below. Frank breech babies have a higher incidence of hip dysplasia...so it may be something we'll have to examine when he's born.

C-Section
It is highly unlikely he will move out of this position at this point in the pregnancy. It was pretty painful when he moved from transverse to breech and I can't imagine he could wiggle his way head down by the time I give birth. Isabella is head down, but at this point she is not "presenting" (if she were presenting, it would mean that her head is down and she would come out first). This means that I will more than likely have a c-section. In fact, we have booked one (I'm debating whether or not I want to tell everyone the date). My doctor has put in her notes that they are to do an ultrasound when I show up for the c-section to make sure Aiden is still breech and Isabella is still not presenting. If not, they will do an induction instead of a c-section. Please calm me down. Tell me a c-section isn't how I'm making it out to be. I'm soooo afraid of surgery (especially the idea of having my arms strapped down to a table). I'm even more afraid of recovery! The part I AM excited about is showing up at 8am and meeting my babies at 10am. How easy is that!! =)

2 comments:

Daddy's Dream ~Mommy's Miracle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My arms were only strapped down during my emergency c-section with Braxton. I didn't have to be strapped for Cayden or the twins. C-sections are quick and I have felt pretty good after 1.5wk with all of mine. Praying that things continue to go well!

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ok, first of all, you have to tell me the date because I get to take care of the furbabies...so SPILL WOMAN!
I have had THREE of these things. The BEST advice I can give you...take the frickin pain meds on a schedule the first week. Don't be a hero. Sleep every second you can. Have a comfy pillow you can grab anytime you need to laugh, and ASK FOR HELP! You will need it.
Especially the first 2 weeks. You cannot drive and don't try. And lastly..listen to your body.
The surgery itself isnt bad, you feel pushing and pressure, but no pain. The pain creeps in slowly after about 2 hours. With all 3 of mine I had 1 arm strapped down, the one with the IV and closest to the anesthesiologist. You wont need that one anyway! My other was free to hold Filip's hand, and to hold each baby. Even the 2 with complications, they made sure I held them for a second. Connor's was the most severe so I literally got 1 second with him. It is so liberating to know when the babies will come, and to help pick their birthday! I love that we chose Connor and Megan's birthdays. You will do great! My children are home for the summer and Megan is the BEST dishwasher unloader in the world..she is at your service. Taylor LOVES to fold clothes. They would love to help you in exchange for some baby love!

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