36 weeks! We made 36 weeks!

Yesterday was my 36 week checkup with high risk and then regular OB docs.

The high risk ultrasound revealed that baby is HEAD DOWN!!! Head down! Yay! Baby scored 8 out of 8 on the biophysical profile. He was practicing breathing like a champ. His stomach and bladder were both full up and his kidneys looked good. Knees were in his forehead again. Silly kid.

The fluid also measured 23 and then 25, so much closer to normal (above 24 is considered too high, so I’m now considered normal, but just barely).

Whew! Such good news. I had no idea baby had flipped, so I was super shocked. My regular OB was thrilled, too. He even suggested that we may not need the c section date scheduled for Feb 2 and he would even consider letting me go to 39 weeks if baby stayed head down and fluid looked good.

After I returned home from my appointment, I ate lunch and passed out. Not literally, but I fell asleep so hard, I guess the morning wore me out. After a couple hours of snoozing, I picked up my kiddo from school and walked in for the first time in a week and a half. I miss my students. I really wanted to stay and say HI to them and tell them that all is well and I look forward to getting to work with them again. My school is my home away from home, my people.

Throughout all of this, I have felt so supported, rallied around, and people whom I barely know have offered to help out any way they can. Friends have emailed, texted, prayed, made food. Bedrest has made me feel pretty isolated, but those messages remind me I’m not alone.

Bedrest has also made me constantly tired. Tired all the time. I thought I was tired before. Now, just signing my son out of school wiped me out. I’m reminded that I’m still working, building and providing for baby. I’m listening to audio books and slowly checking things off a list (things I can do online or on paper while laying down). That’s when I’m awake. ;)


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. rose
    Jan 20, 2019 @ 09:36:59

    SO thrilled for you all! Thank you for sharing good news! Keep holding on and hanging in, so many people are sending best wishes and joyful hopes.


  2. Jen
    Jan 21, 2019 @ 08:14:30

    Love this update :). So glad you are able to get the rest you need. Hugs to you!


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