Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Unexpected

My appointment was yesterday, Eli's heart rate was 139, I was measuring at 42 weeks and blood pressure is good. With my girls at this point it was always high and I would have to lay on my side to get a lower reading.

When Dr. Later came in he did and external check, and said it felt like he was head down. In a shocked voice, I said "Really?" Last night Jed and I played name that bump, and we were positive that he was still head up, feet down. Dr. Later said, sometimes I can be wrong but let's check really quick. The ultrasound confirmed that he is head down in the vertex position. I am so relieved! I am a worry wart hog, and I probably plagued my family with the case of the grumps all week because I was so stressed. I was so happy I felt like getting up on the exam table and doing a jig.

I was also told that when babies turn on their own they rarely flip back, but there is a small chance. I talked induction dates with my Dr. and he will induce me at 39 weeks, which would be the day before Easter, so we are aiming for the Monday after. If we can coordinate it with the Hospital we will shoot for April 5th, so 13 days from now! I was dilated to 1+ (I am guessing that is in between a 1-2) Effacement is the same.

Other good news is that siblings are now able to visit the maternity floor, as long as they are well. I am extremely excited about that. They still have a restriction for children unless they are siblings, but anyone 14 and up that is healthy is able to come visit.

I am so so thankful he turned on his own. I feel like a weight has been lifted off me (self induced weight) and I can fully enjoy the next couple weeks with my family without being a cranky monster/worry wart hog. :)

7 comments:

  1. YAY!!!! That is so wonderful, go Eli! And that's great that the girls will be able to visit too. We're planning on it too. Have a wonderful next two weeks. Wahoo!

    And by the way, the traditions ball is for anyone who loves BYU, so you guys could totally go! It's typically the 2nd Saturday in April, so if it's good this year I think a double date would be awesome next year =) Love you lots!

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  2. YES!! That's all good news!

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  3. The best news ever! Tender mercies my love! What's with this measuring at 42 weeks business? Get that baby out or c-section if he's that's cooked! love ya! kimmie

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  4. That is such relieving news! Thanks for telling me about your blog! I love blogs it's a great way to keep in touch! Best of luck the next couple of weeks! And hooray for having an induction date! It's always nice to know you won't go past a certain point.

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  5. I am so glad to hear that he turned! Best of luck to you guys.

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  6. I love that everything is working out! We've been praying for you!

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  7. Finally got all caught up on you. Glad to hear Eli flipped around the right way. I'm excited for you to have a date planned in case Eli hasn't made his debut by then. That is so nice that they will induce at 39 weeks. Ruby's name for her wall is so cute, and your new dresser is gorgeous.

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