Friday, June 12, 2009

Breech o Breech

Today an ultrasound to check for growth post influenza.
I got to see the baby's hands, thigh bone, all the chambers of the heart,
baby was doing "practice breathing" the diaphram going up and down.
The baby's head is back up in my ribs however, changed since tuesday. This baby
is a mover for sure, not crazy, not violent thrashing around, just lots of moving.
The midwife says to have Joe talk to the baby and tell him/her to turn around, to play
music down by my pelvis- that baby's will follow it.
I feel like my body is telling me to slow down, my feet hurt and my back is so tired.
Work was heavy today, a baby not ok, crash c-sections, and lots of homevisits and I am
seriously wiped. Wondering if i can make it physically and emotionally through 5 more weeks
of work. Its gnarly for me to admit that maybe i can't do something, to feel like I'm letting my co-workers down if i leave early or don't work as much up until the end. I am learning all sorts of stuff about myself this pregnancy some stuff that i like, some that i don't. Carol, my midwife says that there are no better teachers than our children for us, this baby is starting already and we haven't even met


kristy said...

honey, there is no way you would be letting anyone down by stopping working. you are a trooper and most pregnant women stop now and between 38 wks, so just listen to your body and your baby and so you can enjoy these last weeks together with the wee pee!

Carla said...

Flashlights too! Wow, that sounds horrible...I mean putting a light at the bottom of your belly. I can't remember where I read that. I think the voice down low is the best though. So welcoming for that little one huh?

motherwit said...

“We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of Nature has placed in our power... the battle, sir (mama), is not to the strong alone it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” Patrick Henry
Sometimes we are "vigilant, active & brave" as we heed our given destiny! It is great when we give ourselves the freedom to say "no" when our body cries out for rest! Thanks for taking good care of yourself! You are truly amazing! xo love ya bunches!

Thanks Carla!, Flashlights (yes!), often attract bbies into the pelvis, when they see the light above the symphysis!