Two weeks from today, and I’ll be holding my sweet baby boy in my arms! I got scheduled for a c-section this week after having my last ultrasound that still confirmed my son is breech (he’s been this way since at least 20 weeks) This wasn’t exactly how I pictured my birth to go, but there’s nothing I can do about it, so all I care about is getting him here safely. I was a breech baby, so was my mother, and so was my grandmother, so I guess this baby boy is already taking after his mama!
When I was 30 weeks pregnant, I started going to a prenatal chiropractor who specializes in the Webster Technique to help with some tailbone pain I was having along with trying to help turn this baby. My chiropractor has also been doing Moxibustion on me, which is where an herb is burned by your little toe (acupuncture pressure point) to try to get him to turn, but no luck! My doctor offered to do ECV (External Cephalic Version) where they manually try to externally rotate him, but I opted out. I hear that ECV is not very successful for first time moms (apparently our abdominal muscles are still a little stiff), its very painful, it can cause fetal distress, and even if the baby does turn, they can sometimes turn back to the breech position.
Besides being sick for 7 months and having a 3 week episode of not being able to walk, I feel very lucky in this pregnancy, and don’t want to do anything at this point that could cause any fetal distress. I keep thinking about his umbilical cord…what it it gets wrapped around him when they rotate him? What if its too short and that’s the reason he’s breech in the first place? I personally feel if this is the way he is supposed to be, then so be it. I have finally come to terms with having a c-section, and have expressed to my doctor how important immediate skin-to-skin contact is to me, assuming everything is medically ok as soon as he comes out.
So I’m in my final two week stretch, and getting dressed has been a challenge. Today I’m wearing this gorgeous dress from the Swanky Stork and I just adore this color, its sort of like a shade of radiant orchid. I love the pleats in it and it is one of the few items I have right now that fits me and is super comfortable. The Swanky Stork has so many cute spring dresses right now, that it almost makes me wish I was going to be pregnant longer (ok, so maybe not for that much longer!) How cute is this dress though??