“Oh the days are long/ ‘Til the baby comes…” – Sinead O’Connor
That’s right – I’m still waiting for this baby. One week past my due date and just learned today that the baby, which for the last nine months has been perfectly positioned, has rotated and is now posterior. This just confirms my suspicions that he or she will be a shit disturber.
There are about a million things you can do to try to rotate a posterior baby; one of them is getting onto your hands and knees as much as possible. Scrubbing the floors on all fours was suggested. Since that has about as much chance of happening as this baby being born on Earth Day, I decided to crawl about my back garden instead. While I was there, I thought I’d snap some photos.
Colleen Vanderlinden says
Hang in there, sister :-) The end is the worst part—you’re so over being pregnant, you want your body back, and you can’t wait to lay eyes on your little sweetie. The good news is that once he or she gets here, all of it is worth it. You’re not far away now! Good luck!!
kate has roots says
Hang in there! My little peanut-of-a-girl was clinging to me like a monkey, very much breech, until the last minute, but everything turned out just fine. Love your blog, can’t wait to hear about your baby.
Brenda Kula says
Well, I have been reading all day. And I don’t recall who sent me a link to your blog, but I thank them! I truly enjoyed it. Love your point of view, even from the floor! Keep us all updated. My husband is a psychiatrist. Don’t think he’d be of much help now. Even though in his residency he delivered many babies. I’ll have to ask him about the position though.
at least you know ahead of time! mine didn’t turn posterior until just before i went into labour and the labour was no picnic as her position made it hard for her to drop.
i heard a chiropractor can work wonders on badly positioned babies.
Ahhh, 15 years ago, my little boy arrived on earth day, a week late — after being turned (because he was breech)– and of course he was posterior. So very been there … all will be well and one day the annoying parts will be just a memory and he will be driving.
Ben Garfinkel says
I love you!
Sending huge labour vibes your way, that is if you aren’t already there yet. Thank goodness those babies can’t stay in utero forever! Glad to hear you got out into your garden and best of luck with your little one. Can’t wait to here about his/her arrival!
I hope all that garden photo-shooting makes the baby turn right around, and I agree, on one’s hands and knees in the dirt is way better than cleaning the floor…sheesh! Looking forward to hearing news that you’ve sprouted a wee one… :-)
I know nothing about babies… but, really, it doesn’t seem right that you’re supposed to scrub floors when you’re 9+ months pregnant! I’m glad that you decided to take pictures instead–especially since we get to enjoy them. ;)
Seriously, I hope the crawling around the garden helped… and that it’s smooth sailing from here on out. :)
Your wee one will be here soon. Put your feet up and have a cup of tea.
we just had our first daughter on the 11th of this month, 10 days early. she was breech.
i gotta tell you, we tried a few thing to get her right, including a crazy “version” procedure, where her heartbeat dropped dangerously low. so we got an emergency c-section.
in retrospect, we wondered why we bothered and put her in danger. the c-section was WAY easier then all the crazy stuff involved in righting the baby. she came out happy and healthy.
You must have had the baby by now – I’ve been out of blog circulation after having fibroid surgery. I was sure I’d have some news today.
I’m hoping all is well – fingers crossed for you & your babe.
Love the ferns unfurling.
Robin at Bumblebee says
Doctors are full of helpful advice, aren’t they? Scrub floors indeed…
Will be checking in on your progress. I wish you an easy birth!
Robin at Bumblebee
Hey there stranger! I’m hoping the best for you from my little corner of the world, too!
I can’t wait to “meet” your new little one on this big ol’ world wide web!
James | Double Danger says
lol @ Shit Disturber. Good Luck!