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36 Weeks: Last Minute Excitement and Anxiety

I am 36 weeks pregnant today.   Just 4 (or so) weeks until the glorious day when I meet my new little guy!

While I’m totally savoring these fetal kicks and my “cute” pregnant figure (knowing that there are newborn cuddles in my future), I’m also totally freaking out after my most recent midwife appointment.

This pregnancy had been cruising along nice and boring since that whole bleeding incident and I could not have been happier (I LOVE boring).  But at my 35 week midwife appointment on Friday I got a little bit of a scare.

I have never had any issues with high blood pressure but after some protein was found spilling into my urine (or something like that) I had to do a 24-hour urine collection test (which is just a un-glamourous as it sounds).  I’m still awaiting results of that and kind of hoping it was just an off-day or something.  But….

Every pregnancy is different. Every pregnancy is different. I keep reminding myself of that but in the ONE WAY I’d hoped this one would be–it isn’t.

See, my first son was born sunny-side up as he’d been in the posterior position for the last trimester of that pregnancy.  While I was lucky to not experience the back pain or prolonged labor that usually goes along with birthing a posterior baby, I did endure a massive fourth-degree tear.  It wasn’t the end of the world and it healed better than I ever thought it would/could but I’d really really really like to avoid another injury to that area.  And now that this little guy is currently posterior, I’m doing everything in my power to get him anterior before he’s too big to move around.

First chiropractor appointment is Thursday and until then you can find me on my hands and knees doing pelvic tilts.

Not the worst problems to have and of course,  I just want a healthy baby but in the process I’d like to stack the odds in my favor to have the birth I’ve been planning and preparing for. 

Every pregnant woman is entitled to freak out now and then right? Please tell me your wonderful stories about getting your posterior baby to turn….please.

Photo Credit: Captures By Erin

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