Friday, August 21, 2009

9 Months

The new baby is almost here! I meant to post something last week, but was just too exhausted. I am now 37 weeks-full term! This has once again been a tense few weeks. The little guy is still breech. I saw a perinatologist this week to see if I am a candidate for a cephalic version-where the doctor turns the baby head down. I was thrilled at the option when I heard my amniotic fluid level was up to 11.4! It was down as low as 6 just a few weeks ago. That meant the baby didn't have any room to move. I guess I was just dehydrated.

So, I got my hopes up of having a natural delivery. However, the baby seems to be positioned between the placenta and the umbilical cord. He's in a really risky spot to try a version. That was disappointing. I am still doing my pelvic tilts at least twice a day and plan on doing some somersaults in the pool this weekend. That will be a sight to see! But the c-section has been scheduled for just two weeks from now!

I got this fabulous surprise at work yesterday. A viewer made the baby a gorgeous afghan! I tried to crochet one for my second child. It didn't work out so well. It's about the size of two sheets of paper and extremely uneven. So I know it's not easy and it is very time consuming! I am so grateful to Marie Johnson for the gift!

Oh and the craziest thing happened. I think the people I work with wonder if I am losing my mind. I have a pinched nerve and am now on crutches! It's ridiculous, but funny. I guess it's not that uncommon for the baby to sit on the sciatic nerve. Maybe that's it. I am not sure. I thought about going back to the chiropractor, but it seems like the more I mess with that spot, the more inflamed it gets. So, massage it probably a better option. My co-worker, Gina Morss, says massage worked great to relieve her nerve pain during pregnancy. I just have to get motivated to find a therapist and set up an appointment. My mind is spinning with all the things I would like to do before the baby is born! Priorities!

-NewsAnchorMom Jen

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