Wooooo single-digit weeks left, what?? My due date is less than 2 months away, whaaaattt? My shower is in 1 month, whaaaaat? Maternity photos this Sunday whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?
So I went to my 30 week check-up last week, the first of my every-2-week appointments. I have gained 14 pounds thus far. The midwife palpated the baby’s position and said she was sunny-side up. She asked if I had been having back pain and I was like YES, ALL THE TIME, MY QUALITY OF LIFE IS POOR, HALP! She said, the baby’s position is why I’m having all this pain. And here I thought this was regular old pregnancy back pain.
She also said I should try to turn her or else I could be in for a long, hard labor. GOT DAMMIT MINICORN! Of course, she said I had plenty of time, but that ain’t what I wanted to hear. To be fair and grateful, I had gone into the appointment terrified that she was breech so thank goodness she wasn’t. I had been feeling movement down low most of the time and now that I know it’s not her feet, I’m like @_@ wtf is that? Do babies punch that hard in utero? Is she headbutting me?
Spinning Babies has an example of a sunny-side up baby (aka posterior) and why that’s not ideal for labor. Notice how the posterior baby is minding everybody else’s damn business but her own. PUT YOUR HEAD DOWN AND TURN AROUND, BABY. AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT! Then I did a scientific poll of my friend Melissa and women from my pregnant-after-loss group who all experienced sunny-side up (can you tell I like typing that?) labors/births and they were all like….um, yeah you need to turn her. Worst labor ever. Blah blah blah.
Someone on Twitter told me “ass up baby down” and do pelvic rocks every night to try to turn her. K, I’ll do it. Fine. Great. FANTASTICCCC!
Oh, also, I was laying on Crabby’s back and he was talking and we felt her kick/punch/whatever. So he said in a lower voice, “Do you like my voice? Punch once for yes.” There was a pause. AND THEN SHE PUNCHED. HARD. We died. I can’t. What have we done?
Marching ever closer to this here due date.