Friday, September 14, 2007

Breech Baby

So nice to have Eric back :) We're having fun becoming reacquainted, had a nice visit with his parents, and have gone to 2 doctors visits together since his return.

Lily seems to be doing well. She's getting big (and helping me not sleep a lot!) and hiccuping a lot now-a-days. Unfortunately, she also is stubbornly remaining breech. It looks like we are going to have to have a c-section :(

She is frank Breech (feet by her head, butt down). This is the most common type of breech position (though only 3% of term babies are breech to the end) with 60-70% of breeches being frank. I wonder if this one is more common because it is the least conducive to letting the baby turn around. It seems like it would be hard to move around in that position, anyway.

It also seems that it is common for baby to assume this position for a few days after birth... I guess that will look pretty strange :) I've never seen a baby pic in that position but if she keeps it I will surely be taking a few.

It is, in any case, getting very close to her arrival. Our baby shower is 2 days from now and then we will be scheduling the C for early October if she doesn't flip. I feel as if I have no idea of what needs to be done and I have nothing ready. I'm hoping I will feel more prepared after the shower, when we know what we have and need for her.

And that's pretty much it for now. I'm off to try and see what kind of artwork I can come up with for her room. I really wish we could do Amy Sol prints but they are really expensive. Instead I'm going to see if I can come up with something passable that is inspired by her style :) (and probably include a lot of lemurs).

If it turns out well I'll post a couple here.

1 comment:

Dana said...

Mine were all breech right up until it was time to have them. But they all flipped in time to be born.

Hopefully it will work out for you a well!