36 Weeks

August 9, 2012

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How far along? 36 Weeks. I had an unplanned ultrasound yesterday because my doctor couldn't tell what position baby boy was in. Turns out he's breech....just like his mommy and his daddy. I cried in the doctor's office. And then I cried with my mom during lunch. And then cried to my husband. I don't know why I was so upset....pregnancy hormones got the best of me. I really don't want to have a c-section but I realize it's basically out of my control and that in the end it will be fine. The husband made me a playlist of songs for my ipod so that we can try and get baby to move down towards the music. And I went for a swim yesterday too (which is also supposed to help him move!). So we'll see. 
Maternity clothes? Still a mix. I basically only wear dresses and skirts now...that's all that is comfortable!
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep: It's getting harder to find a comfortable position but really it isn't that bad. I think staying up late watching the Olympics is the real reason I'm tired!
Best moment this week: My baby shower over the weekend.....and that my mom, mother-in-law, and sister-in-law cleaned my entire house! I love a clean house so much. Oh, and my kitchen cabinets are now done! I'll post photos next week. 
Miss Anything? Not really.
Movement: Still lots of movement. Now I know that hard spot I keep feeling by my ribs is his head and not his butt!
Food cravings: Still craving lemonade and ice cream.

Anything making you queasy or sick: No. 
Gender: Baby boy
 Labor Signs: Zero.
Symptoms: Lower back and hip pain and some hand swelling. 
Belly Button in or out? I've decided belly buttons gross me out! Mine is flat right now.  
Wedding rings on or off? On...most of the time.

Mood: I'm feeling very happy and blessed to have a healthy baby....but I'm still a little upset over him being breech. 
Looking forward to: Checking some things off our to-do list this weekend and visiting friends. 
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16 weeks, 26, and 36. Crazy how fast this goes!

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24 Responses to “36 Weeks”

  1. Oh Julie! I am so sorry you are going through this. I will keep my fingers crossed he moves for you.

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  2. I know its hard to think about a section but a healthy happy baby is the only outcome that matters! Everything will work out for the best and you'll be holding your sweet little baby:) On another note, you look beautiful! Try to enjoy and savor this last little bit of pregnancy. Believe it or not you'll probably miss it one day:)

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  3. Praying for your little one to wiggle around!
    You really do look absolutely wonderful!

    xo

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  4. You look great! I know it's not the way you planned, but soon you'll be holding a cute, chubby little baby and it won't matter HOW he got into the world. Good luck!

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  5. My girl was breech as well. I spent many many hours upside down trying to get her to turn. Good luck and well wishes to you. I know that feeling very well. I cried and cried too in the Doc's office the day we had to make the decision to do the C section. I had to mourn the birth experience that I wanted. It's totally normal to do that. I hope he turns for you, but if he doesn't feel free to email me if you need a confidant. megan.volnoff @ gmail.com

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  6. Had that same hard lump under my ribs with our son Nick, laid on my back with bottom up on as many pillows as I could, a couple of times a day, and he turned! Good exercises to try, but regardless, getting your son here safe and sound, is the goal. Praying he turns!

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  7. I am hoping all of that music and swimming puts your sweet baby in the right position! But you're right, in the end it will be fine and you'll have a healthy baby boy!

    Have a lovely day :)

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  8. Oh Julie, I'm sure he will turn! It sounds like you are going to be making every effort to get your little guy to flip, my fingers are crossed for you :)

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  9. I'm sending baby flipping wishes your way!! :) Hopefully the swimming and music helps!!

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  10. Hi there! I just wanted to encourage you to find a prenatal yoga instructor in your area. There are several yoga positions that you can practice to help baby turn naturally. You can also google "yoga + breech" and I'm sure you can find at least a few articles. Just because he's breech now doesn't mean there's no time for him to turn! Hang in there!

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  11. You look great. I hope your little guy changes position. I love looking at comparison pictures, there so fun

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  12. You still have time for him to turn. Im a NICU nurse so I go to alot of deliveries. If the baby is still breech at 40wks dont let a doctor let you delivery vaginal it is NOT safe. Ask for a C-section.

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  13. You look fabulous and I'll be praying for your little man to turn for you!

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  14. Sending some love and prayers your way that the little guy will turn for ya! You are glowing more and more each week :)

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  15. Sorry to hear baby boy is breech! Our childbirth teacher lady actually talked about breech babies at our last class and recommended this website (http://spinningbabies.com) I guess there's some different positions and things you can try to get baby to spin. She thought it was the greatest website ever...who knows though, right?

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  16. Sorry to hear baby R isn't cooperating with his position. Hopefully the swimming and music do the trick! I'll be praying for you. :)

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  17. Sorry you received that upsetting news this week! Wishing you the easiest, healthiest, and happiest delivery possible. Also - adorable outfit! Love the blue! :)

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  18. Julie, find a chiropractor that is certified in the webster technique. This is a great method to try and has a pretty good success rate.

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  19. Aw, I hope your little man decides to move south. It looks like a bunch of the commenters before me have some great tips. Sending positive thoughts your way!

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  20. Sorry you got less-than-awesome news at the doctor this week... hoping he flips himself ASAP!

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  21. Jamie MooreAugust 09, 2012

    Sorry to hear that Julie. You still have lots of time. Turn baby turn! I have heard spinning babies, acupuncture, and chiropractic are all options as well.

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  22. You look as cute as can be!! It won't be long now. So exciting!

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  23. You are so stinkin' cute and I love all these dresses! I definitely need to go shopping for cute maternity or just skirts that fit this growing belly!

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  24. Hey! So I am that anonymous follower who WAS due right around the same time you are. My little Princess arrived last Sunday, 8/5---4 weeks early, and was 4lb. 10oz! My water broke while I was sleeping!! So get ready! He may arrive sooner than later! ;)

    Lindsay in Kansas

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